Technology / Document

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Formats

Multimedia File Formats

LEADTOOLS multimedia technology facilitates the capture, playback, processing, compression and conversion of several different multimedia file formats. LEADTOOLS offers a full line of multimedia SDK technologies including advanced DVR, video streaming, and DVD playback, conversion and authoring.

Playback, Convert and Save Any Input File Format Supported by DirectShow or Media Foundation Including:

  • AVI
  • Matroska (MKV, WebM)
  • MXF (Material eXchange Format)
  • SSF (Smooth Streaming Format)
  • SRT (Secondary format for holding subtitles as text and timing data extracted from a video stream which is associated with that stream)
  • LTESC (LEADTOOLS Elementary Stream Catalog) is used as an index file and contains XML which represents all information necessary to merge all split files back together when doing distributed transcoding
  • Adobe HD
  • AVCHD
  • DVD
  • DVR
  • MPEG-2 (Transport and Program)
  • MPEG1 Video
  • MPEG1 Layer-3 Audio (MP3)
  • ISO (MP4, 3GPP, AAC, AVC1, MOV, Quicktime 2.0)
  • DivX  / Xvid
  • Flash Version 6 (FLV H.263)
  • Flash Version 9 (Flash HD or Flash H.264 or F4V or FLV H.264)
  • ASF Windows Media Format
  • WMV Windows Media Format
  • WMA Windows Media Format
  • WAV
  • DVSD
  • OGG
  • Still image formats including TIFF, JPEG, BMP and JPEG 2000
  • DICOM (uncompressed, Lossy JPEG, Lossless JPEG, Lossy JPEG2000, Lossless JPEG2000, MPEG-2 SD, MPEG-2 HD)

LEAD Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

The following filters are included with the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK.

LEAD OGG Multiplexer

Create and convert to OGG files.

LEAD Windows Media Reader

Play Windows Media files from a URL in Windows Vista.

Evaluation versions of the following DirectShow filters and Media Foundation Transforms are included with the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. They may be used for development, but may require additional licensing before distributing your application. Contact sales@leadtools.com for more information.

LEAD MPEG-1 Multiplexer

Create and convert to MPEG-1 files.

LEAD MPEG-2 Multiplexer

Create and convert to MPEG-2 files.

LEAD OGG Splitter

Play and convert from OGG files.

LEAD MKV Multiplexer

Play and convert from Matroska (MKV) and WebM files.

LEAD MKV Demultiplexer

Create and convert to Matroska (MKV) and WebM files.

LEAD MXF Multiplexer

Play and convert from MXF files with metadata.

LEAD MXF Demultiplexer

Create and convert to MXF files with metadata.

LEAD ISO Demultiplexer

The LEAD ISO Demultiplexer can be used to play files based on the ISO base file format described in ISO/IEC 14496-12. The ISO base file format should not be confused with the files used to store CD images or DVD images (which have the .ISO extension). The following common file formats use the ISO base file format:

  • MP4 files used by Apple iPOD or Playstation Portable device (.MP4 extension)
  • Quicktime files (.MOV extension)
  • AAC audio files (.AAC extension)
  • 3GPP files used by 3G mobile phones (.3GP extension)
  • AVC files (.AVC extension)
  • Flash HD Format (.HDP extension)

LEAD ISO Multiplexer

The LEAD ISO Multiplexer can be used to create files based on the ISO base file format described in ISO/IEC 14496-12. The ISO base file format should not be confused with the files used to store CD images or DVD images (which have the .ISO extension). The LEAD ISO Multiplexer does not support every video and audio compression. The following compressions are supported:

  • MPEG-4 (MPEG-4 Part 2) video compression
  • H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) video compression
  • AAC audio compression
  • PCM uncompressed audio

LEAD MPEG-2 Transport Demultiplexer

The LEAD MPEG2 Transport Demultiplexer can parse the following types of streams:

  • MPEG-2 Transport specified in ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • MPEG-2 Program specified in ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • MPEG-1 System specified in ISO/IEC 11172-1
  • Elementary stream data also known as raw video or raw audio data

LEAD MPEG-2 Program Demultiplexer

The LEAD MPEG2 Program Demultiplexer can parse the following types of streams:

  • MPEG-2 Program specified in ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • MPEG-1 System specified in ISO/IEC 11172-1
  • Elementary stream data also known as raw video or raw audio data

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Multimedia Formats

Hover over each product for a description. Click for more details.

LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK

LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK products are specifically designed for the development of audio/video applications across a wide variety of industries including defense, broadcast and security. The SDK offers a full range of technologies to developers and turns normally complex DirectShow & Media Foundation projects into simple tasks. Easily integrate core multimedia functionality such as capture, conversion, streaming and playback into applications with optional processing filters. These filters can be applied at any point of the workflow.

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK

The Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology from LEAD Technologies. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Video Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK and Cloud SDK, the Multimedia Suite provides everything a developer needs to create enterprise level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries including defense, broadcast, security and more.

LEADTOOLS DVD Module

The LEADTOOLS DVD Module extends the LEADTOOLS Multimedia toolkit by adding functionality for programmatically creating, capturing, authoring, burning, and playing DVD images.

LEADTOOLS Video Streaming Module

The LEADTOOLS Video Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream video or audio across the Internet or via intranet. This Multimedia module offers an unsurpassed multimedia experience at a toolkit level while at the same time reducing bandwidth requirements by taking advantage of LEAD´s video and audio codecs. With the LEADTOOLS Video Streaming Module you can stream multimedia files using a standard IIS web server or with Microsoft Media Server using LEAD's MMS Sink Filter. Create Smooth Streaming files and push them to an IIS Media Services server using LEAD's SSF Writer.

LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module

The LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module includes DirectShow filters & Media Foundation Transforms to create and play MPEG-2 Transport and MPEG-2 Program streams. Quickly convert from one file format to another without recompression such as MP4 to MPEG2. The LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module is able to stream data over UDP and TCP with option RTP packets as well as utilizing RTSP servers and DVR.

LEAD Technologies Logo
LEADTOOLS Logo