MFCreateSinkWriterFromMediaSink function

Creates the sink writer from a media sink.


HRESULT MFCreateSinkWriterFromMediaSink(
  IMFMediaSink  *pMediaSink,
  IMFAttributes *pAttributes,
  IMFSinkWriter **ppSinkWriter



Pointer to the IMFMediaSink interface of a media sink.


Pointer to the IMFAttributes interface. You can use this parameter to configure the sink writer. For more information, see Sink Writer Attributes. This parameter can be NULL.


Receives a pointer to the IMFSinkWriter interface. The caller must release the interface.

Return Value

If this function succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


Call CoInitialize(Ex) and MFStartup before calling this function.

When you are done using the media sink, call the media sink's IMFMediaSink::Shutdown method. (The sink writer does not shut down the media sink.) Release the sink writer before calling Shutdown on the media sink.

This function is available on Windows Vista if Platform Update Supplement for Windows Vista is installed.


Minimum supported client Windows 7, Windows Vista and Platform Update Supplement for Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header mfreadwrite.h
Library Mfreadwrite.lib
DLL Mfreadwrite.dll

See Also

Media Foundation Functions