IWMProfileManager::LoadSystemProfile method

The LoadSystemProfile method loads a system profile identified by its index. If you do not know the index of the desired system profile, you must use IWMProfileManager::LoadProfileByID. To load a custom profile, use IWMProfileManager::LoadProfileByData.


HRESULT LoadSystemProfile(
  DWORD      dwProfileIndex,
  IWMProfile **ppProfile



DWORD containing the profile index.


Pointer to a pointer to an IWMProfile interface.

Return Value

The method returns an HRESULT. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return code Description
The method succeeded.
There is not enough available memory.
The ppProfile parameter is NULL.


Because there are no system profiles for the Windows Media 9 Series codecs, this method is primarily useful for obtaining version 8 system profiles that you will convert to custom profiles using the Windows Media 9 Series codecs. For more information, see Reusing Stream Configurations.

This method can be used with GetSystemProfileCount to iterate through the system profiles.

Applications must not rely on the index of a profile (used in this call and elsewhere in the SDK) being a constant. Upgrades to the Windows Media Format components can cause these indexes to change. If an application must maintain a fixed profile, it must call IWMProfile2::GetProfileID and IWMProfileManager::LoadProfileByID.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only],Windows Media Format 7 SDK, or later versions of the SDK
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wmsdkidl.h (include Wmsdk.h)
Library Wmvcore.lib; WMStubDRM.lib (if you use DRM)

See Also

IWMProfileManager Interface