The LEADTOOLS Media Foundation Transforms C API offers Media Foundation transforms that significantly lower the complexity of code needed to play, capture, convert, stream, and process audio and video data. Use the provided interfaces to add Media Foundation technology to development projects without dealing with the complexity of programming directly with Microsoft's Media Foundation APIs.
Microsoft Media Foundation was introduced as the eventual replacement of DirectShow. It features many enhancements and improvements for audio and video playback quality, high-definition content, hardware acceleration, and more. Like its predecessor, Media Foundation is a COM-based multimedia framework whose primary object model is based upon Media Foundation Transforms (MFTs) to do the processing work.
LEAD codecs support industry standards as well as LEAD's own industry-leading compression and decompression algorithms. With them, you can compress large media files with no perceivable loss of quality. Video compressed to 20% of its original file size is easier to share, stream online, or place on popular handheld devices.
The LEADTOOLS Media Foundation Transforms SDK contains the following types of components: