MPEG-4 Codec SDK Libraries

The LEAD MPEG-4 Encoder and LEAD MPEG-4 Decoder are state-of-the-art DirectShow filters and Media Foundation transforms to compress and decompress video data using the MPEG-4 standard (ISO/IEC 14496-2) in .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ applications. MPEG-4 is a high-quality video compression algorithm that is suited for all types of applications. In addition to ISO (MP4) files, MPEG-4 encoded video data can be stored inside MPEG-2 Program, MPEG-2 Transport, AVI, and Ogg containers with optional audio data.

Feature-rich MPEG-4 Codec SDK

MPEG-4 Codec Libraries

The LEAD MPEG-4 codec encodes and decodes video data using the MPEG-4 standard (ISO/IEC 14496-2). MPEG-4 is suitable for a wide range of bandwidths. In addition to MP4 files, MPEG4-compressed video data can be stored inside AVI or Ogg files. The LEAD MPEG-4 codec is easily configurable through both a programming interface and a user interface.

  • Full support to encode and decode MPEG-4-compressed video data that adheres to ISO/IEC 14496-2 standard
  • Supports linear and nonlinear quantization
  • Highly optimized to take advantage of multiple threads on multi-core machines
  • Supports frame rate adjustment
  • The LEAD MPEG-4 Encoder can deliver three output formats (FOURCC):
    • MP4V (standard)
    • XVID
    • LMP4 - LEAD's proprietary MPEG-4 video format with a super-compression option to achieve higher compression
  • Preset compression option for iPhones, smart phones, and other devices
  • Configurable motion estimation
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development
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Cross platform libraries

MPEG-4 Codec SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS MPEG-4 Codec libraries can be deployed to Windows devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the MPEG-4 Codec SDK: .NET Framework, WinForms, and ASP.NET

Programming, Scripting, Markup

MPEG-4 Codec code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, and C/C++

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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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