IDvdGraphBuilder interface (strmif.h)

The IDvdGraphBuilder interface builds a filter graph for DVD-Video playback. The DVD Graph Builder object implements this interface.

The RenderDvdVideoVolume method builds a DVD playback graph from the available software and hardware on the system. For information on how to build the DVD filter graph and obtain the pointers to all the necessary interfaces, see Building the DVD Filter Graph.

Note  A DVD filter graph requires either a hardware or software MPEG-2 decoder.
Generally, you should not add, remove, connect, disconnect, or access individual filters in the graph created by RenderDvdVideoVolume, because doing so might confuse the cleanup code. The purpose of the DvdGraphBuilder object is to simplify the development of DVD-Video applications. If you need a specific type of graph for a particular solution, you should manually create the entire filter graph.


The IDvdGraphBuilder interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IDvdGraphBuilder also has these types of members:


The IDvdGraphBuilder interface has these methods.


The GetDvdInterface method retrieves interfaces from the DVD-Video playback graph to make DVD-Video playback development easier.

The GetFiltergraph method retrieves the IGraphBuilder interface for the filter graph used by the DVD-Video graph builder object.

The RenderDvdVideoVolume method completes building a filter graph according to user specifications for playing a DVD-Video volume.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)

See also

DVD Applications