LEADTOOLS Multimedia C API Introduction


The LEADTOOLS Multimedia C API provides developers with a full range of tools required to create professional, high-quality multimedia applications.

The API adds multimedia functionality such as Capture, Play, and Convert, as well as the latest DirectShow filters and multimedia file support.

It allows loading and converting to and from many common file formats, such as WAV, AVI, WMA, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, OGG, FLV, MKV, WebM, and others. All in all, nearly 100 formats, media types, and subtypes are supported, with full control over compression quality.

Key Features

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Features

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia C API toolkit is flexible and gives full control over the input, middle and output samples:

Data input can be:

Data output can be:

Input streams can be very different (MPEG-2 Transport over UDP, TCP/IP, RTSP server feeding RTP packets, HTTP stream, etc.) However, as far as your application is concerned, all you have to do is set the stream's URL as the source and the toolkit handles the rest. The output is handled in the same way: set the output to a URL and the toolkit will take care of streaming the data.

Add-on Modules

The following add-on modules are available to enhance these capabilities:

Supported Environments.

See Also


Getting Started

DirectShow Processing

DirectShow Output File Formats

LEADTOOLS DirectShow Capture

LEADTOOLS DirectShow Convert

LEADTOOLS DirectShow Playback

Unlocking Special LEAD Features

Version History

LEADTOOLS Multimedia C API Changes

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