The LEAD Windows Media Reader is a DirectShow® source filter for parsing Windows Media Files. It is especially useful for playing Windows Media files under Vista from a URL.
This filter supports the standard IFileSourceFilter interface. Use the IFileSourceFilter::Load method to let the LEAD Windows Media Reader filter know where to read the data from. Please see the Microsoft documentation for this interface for more information.
The LEADTOOLS Multimedia toolkit will automatically use this filter (if it is available) to play Windows Media from a URL. This filter is required for playing Windows Media files from a URL under Vista because there is no alternate filter that would provide this functionality in Vista. There was a Windows Media Source filter provided by Microsoft with XP and earlier operating systems, but that filter has been discontinued starting with Vista.
This filter requires WMVCORE.DLL to be installed. If this library is missing, you will first get error code REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG from DirectShow. LEADTOOLS will return LTMM_E_WMVCORE_MISSING on subsequent attempts to use this filter. To correct this, please install the Windows Media Player.
Technical details for the filter are provided in the following table:
|Filter Interfaces||ILMWMReader, IFileSourceFilter|
|Interface ID||IID_ILMWMReader, IID_IFileSourceFilter|
|Input Media Types||N/A|
|Output Media Types||Type:|
|Property Page CLSID||N/A|
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