I have been looking around on using DirectShow to play an avi file as a cutscene and I have found some code but it is very old. I was wondering if there is a simpler method of playing video now and if is still the same, can someone point me in the right direction to making it work?
I have two more questions, what would be the best method to load a model and which version should I use?
For example should I stick with .X files and use DirectX 9, or should I move to DirectX 11? If I do move to DirectX 11 then what should I do about loading models?