MCMW Video Codec SDK Libraries

The LEADTOOLS MCMW Codec is a DirectShow filter designed to create high-quality video using low-bandwidth delivery. This is achieved by using LEAD's proprietary, state-of-the-art intraframe wavelet-based compression technique that provides superior compression performance, while still ensuring optimal quality at any compression level. This makes the MCMW Codec an ideal candidate for video editing, video conferencing, remote monitoring and video storage.

Feature-rich MCMW Video Codec SDK

MCMW Video Codec Libraries

The MCMW codec can compress video data using a state of the art wavelet based compression algorithm. This compression algorithm provides superior compression performance in comparison to DCT-based compression algorithms like Motion JPEG. At the same time, it can still do real time compression. Because it is an intra-frame compression without inter-frame dependencies, MCMW is an ideal candidate for video editing (quick random access to every frame for searching), video conferencing, remote monitoring, and video storage. The compressed video stream can be stored in AVI or Ogg containers.

  • Full support for encoding, decoding, and transcoding CMW-compressed video data using LEAD's proprietary CMW algorithm
  • Smaller file size and better video quality than standard compression such as MJPEG
  • Wide range of compression ratios
  • Precise rate control
  • Includes .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development
MCMW Video Codec Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting — eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. This leaves you free to focus on other components of your application. Download the evaluation and start coding to get an idea of how much more streamlined your development will be using LEADTOOLS.

Cross platform libraries

MCMW Video Codec SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Projects that use LEADTOOLS MCMW Video Codec libraries can be deployed to Windows devices.

MCMW Video Codec SDK libraries are available for

  • .NET
    • C#, VB, C++/CLI
    • WinForms, ASP.NET
  • C API

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Multimedia libraries for Windows development in C, C++, C#, and VB.NET targeting DirectShow and Media Foundation frameworks.

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