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Hi, First off I can't seem to find an answer as to if DirectShow is depreciated? Is it? Second, if it is then what is used instead? I am looking to play a few avi files but am not sure what I should be looking into at this point. And suggestion? Regards Chad [Edited by - chadsxe on December 1, 2009 1:59:40 PM]

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DirectX Documentation

DirectShow is no longer recommended for game development. All the DirectShow components (headers, libraries, utilities, tools, and samples) were removed from the DirectX SDK in the April 2005 release. DirectShow is available in the latest Platform SDK Install.


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DirectX Documentation

DirectShow is no longer recommended for game development. All the DirectShow components (headers, libraries, utilities, tools, and samples) were removed from the DirectX SDK in the April 2005 release. DirectShow is available in the latest Platform SDK Install.


Well that is the thing. If DirectShow is not recommended then what is?

Regards

Chad

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Windows Multimedia
Microsoft Windows multimedia support enables applications to use sound and video.

Video For Windows
Microsoft® Video for Windows® (VFW) provides functions that enable an application to process video data.

Windows Media Player SDK
Embedding the Windows Media Player control is supported for a variety of technologies, including programs created with the Microsoft Visual C++® development system.

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DirectShow
Using DirectShow, your applications can perform high-quality video and audio playback or capture.

It looks like its still a current technology, it's just not included with DirectX anymore.

CutScene Sample
The CutScene sample plays a video file in full-screen mode until the user types ESC, ENTER, or the space bar.

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Audio/Video Playback

Media Foundation supports two different APIs for playback, MFPlay and the media session. MFPlay requires Windows 7, but is considerably simpler than the media session. The media session is supported in Windows Vista and later.


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Media Foundation SDK

The Microsoft Media Foundation software development kit (SDK) enables the development of applications and components for using digital media on Windows Vista and later.


So I guess if your still using XP then DirectShow is still what you use?

[Edited by - eFoDay on December 1, 2009 6:07:27 PM]

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