IMFMediaTypeHandler interface

Gets and sets media types on an object, such as a media source or media sink.


The IMFMediaTypeHandler interface has these methods.

Method Description
IMFMediaTypeHandler::GetCurrentMediaType Retrieves the current media type of the object.
IMFMediaTypeHandler::GetMajorType Gets the major media type of the object.
IMFMediaTypeHandler::GetMediaTypeByIndex Retrieves a media type from the object's list of supported media types.
IMFMediaTypeHandler::GetMediaTypeCount Retrieves the number of media types in the object's list of supported media types.
IMFMediaTypeHandler::IsMediaTypeSupported Queries whether the object supports a specified media type.
IMFMediaTypeHandler::SetCurrentMediaType Sets the object's media type.


This interface is exposed by media-type handlers.

If you are implementing a custom media source or media sink, you can create a simple media-type handler by calling MFCreateSimpleTypeHandler, or you can provide your own implementation.

This interface is available on the following platforms if the Windows Media Format 11 SDK redistributable components are installed:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with KB900325 (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and KB925766 (October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition) installed.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header mfidl.h

See Also

Media Foundation Interfaces

Media Types

Presentation Descriptors