Creating Profiles

In many cases, you will want to create an empty profile to configure for your needs. In other cases it is easier to edit an existing profile, like a system profile. For more information about using system profiles, see Using System Profiles.

Creating an empty profile, ready for you to configure, requires a profile manager object. To get the IWMProfileManager interface of a profile manager object, call the WMCreateProfileManager function.

To create an empty profile, call IWMProfileManager::CreateEmptyProfile. When you create an empty profile, the only thing you specify is the version of the Windows Media Format SDK with which the profile complies. Unless you have a specific need to use a previous version, you should always use the latest version. The version dictates the structure of the profile; previous versions did not support some properties.

The following example code shows how to create a new profile. To compile this code in your application, include stdio.h. For more information about using this code, see Using the Code Examples.

HRESULT CreateProfile(IWMProfileManager* pProfileMgr, IWMProfile** ppProfile)
    HRESULT hr = S_OK;

    // Create the empty profile.
    hr = pProfileMgr->CreateEmptyProfile(WMT_VER_9_0, ppProfile);
        printf("Could not create the profile.\n");
        return hr;

    return S_OK;

IWMProfile Interface

IWMProfileManager Interface

Working with Profiles