MKV Multiplexer and Demultiplexer SDK Technology

LEADTOOLS includes everything needed to play, capture, and convert MKV (Matroska Multimedia Container) files by .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers. The LEADTOOLS MKV Multiplexer (Mux) and Demultiplexer (Demux) combine and split various audio and video streams into the MKV and WebM formats.

MKV is an open format designed to hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, and subtitle tracks inside a single file. MKV is intended to serve as a universal format to store common multimedia content such as movies and TV shows.

WebM is a multimedia format sponsored by Google, among other companies, for use with HTML5 video. The WebM format was developed with the goal to create a completely open and free multimedia streaming format for use on the Internet. WebM is encapsulated as a Matroska file using VP8 to encode video and Vorbis to encode audio. Both VP8 and Vorbis are based on free and open standards. By using the WebM format, developers eliminate potential third-party patent issues related to some of the other encoding technologies such as H.265, H.264, and MPEG-4.

Overview of LEADTOOLS MKV Mux and Demux

  • Full support of the MKV and WebM standards
  • Store any content with any video compression
  • Standardized tags regardless of the audio format used
    • AAC
    • AC3
    • ATRC (Real Audio)
    • COOK (Real Audio G2)
    • DNET (Real AC3)
    • DTS
    • FLAC
    • MPEG-1
    • MPEG Layer 3
    • PCM (uncompressed) audio
    • SIPR (Real Audio SIPR)
    • TTA
    • Vorbis
  • Seek to any frame within MKV files
  • Convert all tracks from a CD into a single file
  • Delete portions of the audio without re-encoding
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include MKV Multiplexer and Demultiplexer

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.

LEADTOOLS Streaming Module v20

The LEADTOOLS Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream audio and video over the Internet or corporate networks for a wide variety of applications. This module adds on to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and includes the Media Streaming Server, a high-level framework for implementing professional multimedia streaming servers that can stream any file to any device. The Streaming Module also provides a programmer-friendly set of peer-to-peer tools for creating video conferencing and security/surveillance applications. In addition to the SDK features, the Streaming Module bundles together several of LEAD's world-class audio and video codecs that will lower costs and improve user experience through reduced bandwidth requirements and high-quality playback.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS DirectShow Filters are very diverse and cover the gamut of multimedia features and technologies. Many filters are included with the base SDK products above, while some can be added á la carte or bundled together with various add-on modules. See the Multimedia Product Comparison Chart for more details on how to obtain each video codec.