Media Detector (MediaDet)


[Deprecated. This API may be removed from future releases of Windows.]


The Media Detector (MediaDet) object retrieves format information and still frames from file sources. The Media Detector does not require the Filter Graph Manager to function. To create this object, call CoCreateInstance. The class identifier is CLSID_MediaDet.

To read Windows Media™ files, the application must provide a software certificate, also called a key. Register the application as a key provider through the Media Detector's IObjectWithSite interface. For more information, see Unlocking the Windows Media Format SDK.

The MediaDet object exposes the following interfaces:

Working with Sources