LEADTOOLS provides .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers with everything they need to play and create Windows Media Video (WMV) files and streams within their applications. WMV is a widely adopted and versatile format for mobile playback, HD video compression, streaming, and more. Furthermore, LEADTOOLS provides its own codecs that offer market-leading performance in both compression and quality for each of WMV's most popular compressions.

Overview of LEADTOOLS WMV Format SDK Technology

  • Full support to play and create Windows Media files in DirectShow and Media Foundation:
    • WMV
    • WMA
    • ASF
  • Support for various compression algorithms:
  • Support for HD (1080p) video
  • Play and create streams from Windows Media Server
    • Recompress video received from capture devices or other streaming sources on the fly
    • Add Script commands to live Windows Media Streams to perform actions such as opening a URL or displaying close captioning text
    • Embed metadata to Windows Media Streams
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

Technology Related to WMV Format

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Documentation Links for WMV Format

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include WMV Format

LEADTOOLS Multimedia v20
(Does not include creating Windows Media Server streams)

LEADTOOLS Multimedia is specifically designed for the development of audio/video applications across a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, and security. The Multimedia SDK offers developers a full range of technologies that turn normally complex DirectShow and Media Foundation projects into simple tasks. The integration of core multimedia functionality, such as playback, capture, conversion, and processing into applications, is easier than ever before with LEADTOOLS Multimedia.

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 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.