The advanced DVD playback and conversion features offered by the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDKs give programmers full control of the playback and conversion of DVD images and discs, and make it possible to programmatically navigate menus, and create play lists. LEADTOOLS leverages Microsoft's DirectShow and Media Foundation frameworks to provide DVD playback and conversion technology to .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers.

Overview of LEADTOOLS DVD Playback and Conversion SDK Technology

  • Full set of audio and video playback features such as play, stop, resume, rewind, fast forward, and reverse
  • Complete support for DVD menu user interaction
  • Navigate and convert specific chapters and titles using the LEADTOOLS DVD Navigator
  • Create custom playlist based on specific chapters and titles within a DVD
  • Apply DirectShow and Media Foundation audio and video processing filters such as
    • Crop
    • Resize
    • Control frame rate
    • Text overlay
  • Includes .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.


The LEADTOOLS DVD Module extends the LEADTOOLS Multimedia toolkit by adding functionality to programmatically create, capture, author, burn, and play DVD images and discs. The module includes everything developers need to work with DVD multimedia, including a DVD writer to create images, DVD burner, menu navigator, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 multiplexers, MPEG Audio encoder, MPEG-2 video codec (Encoder/Decoder), several DirectShow Filters and Media Foundation Transforms to resize and crop videos, and DVD metadata extraction.