Audio, video, and camera

This section provides information about creating Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that capture, play back, or edit photos, videos, or audio.

Topic Description
Camera Lists the camera features that are available for UWP apps, and links to the how-to articles that show how to use them.
Media playback Provides information about creating UWP apps that use audio and video playback.
Detect faces in images or videos Shows you how to use the FaceTracker for tracking faces over time in a sequence of video frames.
Media compositions and editing Shows you how to use the APIs in the Windows.Media.Editing namespace to quickly develop apps that enable the users to create media compositions from audio and video source files.
Custom video effects Describes how to create a Windows Runtime component that implements the IBasicVideoEffect interface to allow you to create custom effects for video streams.
Custom audio effects Describes how to create a Windows Runtime component that implements the IBasicAudioEffect interface to allow you to create custom effects for audio streams.
Create, edit, and save bitmap images Explains how to load and save image files by using the SoftwareBitmap object to represent bitmap images.
Audio device information properties Lists the device information properties related to audio devices.
Transcode media files Shows you how to use the Windows.Media.Transcoding APIs to transcode video files from one format to another.
Process media files in the background Shows you how to use the MediaProcessingTrigger and a background task to process media files in the background.
Audio graphs Shows you how to use the APIs in the Windows.Media.Audio namespace to create audio graphs for audio routing, mixing, and processing scenarios.
MIDI Shows you how to enumerate MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices and send and receive MIDI messages from a UWP app.
Import media from a device Describes how to import media from a device, including searching for available media sources, importing files such as videos, photos, and sidecar files, and deleting the imported files from the source device.
Camera-independent Flashlight Shows you how to access and use a device's lamp, if one is present. Lamp functionality is managed separately from the device's camera and camera flash functionality.
Supported codecs Lists the audio, video, and image codec and format support for UWP apps.
Query for installed codecs Shows you how to query for audio and video encoders and decoders that are installed on a device.

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