LEADTOOLS provides everything needed to play MPEG-2 Program encoded data within .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ applications. MPEG-2 Program is a widely adopted format used for DVDs and HD DVDs, and can utilize multiple audio and video compression methods, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MP3, LPCM, and AAC.

Overview of LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Program SDK Technology

  • Full support to play MPEG-2 Program encoded streams, including
    • MPEG-2 Program as specified in ISO/IEC 13818-1
    • MPEG-1 System as specified in ISO/IEC 11172-1
    • Elementary stream data also known as raw video and raw audio data
  • Support for various compression algorithms
  • Play DVD and HD DVD video
  • Pause and record live video streams with DVR technology
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include MPEG-2 Program

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.

LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module v20

The LEADTOOLS MPEG-2 Transport Module adds advanced MPEG-2 Transport and MPEG-2 Program streaming, playback, capture, and conversion capabilities to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. Developers can utilize robust UDP and TCP streaming with DVR and KLV metadata to create a wide spectrum of applications, including security systems, HDTV playback, and UAV ground stations.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS Multimedia Formats are very diverse and cover the gamut of multimedia features and technologies. Many codecs 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 format.