Multimedia Playback SDK Libraries

With LEADTOOLS, developers can add audio and video playback into their .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ applications. LEADTOOLS offers a full range of flexible multimedia playback functionality, including control of playback speeds, set preferred decoders, and apply processing filters; all of which can be done for any multimedia source, including files, capture devices, TV tuners, discs, and network streams.

Feature-rich Multimedia Playback SDK

Multimedia Playback Component

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Playback component enables developers to create rapid solutions that play audio and video from any source, including:

  • Files
  • Memory buffers
  • DVDs
  • DVR
  • Capture devices
  • TV tuners
  • Live TCP and UDP Streams
Demultiplexers and sinks libraries

DirectShow Demultiplexers and Media Foundation Sinks

Use any DirectShow demultiplexer or Media Foundation sink to play back media files and streams. Or, use one of LEAD's optimized options:

compress and decompress multimedia files

Codecs and Decoders

Below is a list of some of the audio and video codecs for Microsoft DirectShow and Media Foundation offered by LEAD. Multimedia files can be encoded with a variety of codecs, usually depending on the content and the objective of compressing the file. Whether you are creating files for playback on mobile devices, streaming over the web, archival, or any other purpose, LEAD has the right codec.

DVD libraries

DVD Playback API

The 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.

DVR libraries

DVR Component

Developers can create DVR applications and security systems capable of pausing, rewinding, and fast-forwarding DirectShow and Media Foundation live sources, including web cams, TV tuners, and network streams.

Multimedia Playback 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. You'll be free to focus on other components of your application. Download the LEADTOOLS evaluation to streamline your development.

Cross platform libraries

Multimedia Playback SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS Multimedia Playback libraries can be deployed to Windows devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the Multimedia Playback SDK: .NET 6+, .NET Framework, WinForms, and ASP.NET

Programming, Scripting, Markup

Multimedia Playback code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, and C/C++

Start Coding with LEADTOOLS Multimedia Playback

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

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