Loading user information from Channel 9

Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9

Latest Achievement:

Loading user information from MSDN

Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN

Visual Studio Achievements

Latest Achievement:

Loading Visual Studio Achievements

Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements

Introducing Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

1 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds


Right click “Save as…”

Slides (view online)

The Microsoft platform for delivery of video and rich media experiences has fundamentally changed and grown significantly since the introduction of Silverlight and IIS Media Services several years ago. Come learn about the encoding tools, digital rights management components, transcoding services, player development frameworks, analytics tools, content management systems and other tools and frameworks which comprise the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP).

For more information, check out this course on Microsoft Virtual Academy:

Follow the discussion

  • Oops, something didn't work.

    Getting subscription
    Subscribe to this conversation
  • MikeMike

    I was surprised to see that DirectShow wasn't mentioned anywhere in this presentation, not even in the "how it used to be" slides. As far as I know (PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong), even though it has been unsupported and undocumented since 2005, DirectShow remains the only way to implement filters for media playback, encoding, decoding, device interaction, or other low-level functionality on the Windows platform. So, as long as your application fits one of the standard scenarios that Microsoft enables with the high-level tools described in this presentation, you're in good shape. If not, you'll be spending a significant amount of time with Google trying to unravel the mysteries of DirectShow.

  • DirectShow isn't explicitly mentioned, though yes, you could certainly use DirectShow to, say, implement a native Smooth Streaming source filter for Windows Media Player. We enable this scenario through the availability of the Smooth Streaming Client Porting Kit, but it's up to the developers to decide whether they want to use DirectShow, Media Foundation, WM Format, QuickTime, or any other media API to implement the client component. Note that I didn't mention any of those by name either. But I get your point - I could've been more precise.

    DirectShow is not the only way to implement native media apps on Windows. Media Foundation (MF) is the newer, modern media API. That's what WMP uses primarily these days.

    The focus of the Microsoft Media Platform is on streaming video. It's not meant to address local capture/encode/decode/playback (e.g. AVCHD acquisition) scenarios, but its goal is to enable over-the-top scenarios.

Remove this comment

Remove this thread


Comments closed

Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums, or Contact Us and let us know.