IMFPMediaPlayer::SetMediaItem method (mfplay.h)

Important  Deprecated. This API may be removed from future releases of Windows. Applications should use the Media Session for playback.

Queues a media item for playback.


HRESULT SetMediaItem(
  [in] IMFPMediaItem *pIMFPMediaItem


[in] pIMFPMediaItem

Pointer to the IMFPMediaItem interface of the media item.

Return value

The method returns an HRESULT. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return code Description
The method succeeded.
Invalid argument.
The media item contains protected content. MFPlay currently does not support protected content.
No audio playback device was found. This error can occur if the media source contains audio, but no audio playback devices are available on the system.
The object's Shutdown method was called.


This method completes asynchronously. When the operation completes, the application's IMFPMediaPlayerCallback::OnMediaPlayerEvent callback method is invoked. The event type is MFP_EVENT_TYPE_MEDIAITEM_SET.

To create a media item, call IMFPMediaPlayer::CreateMediaItemFromObject or IMFPMediaPlayer::CreateMediaItemFromURL. A media item must be used with the same MFPlay player object that created that item. If the media item was created by a different instance of the player object, SetMediaItem returns E_INVALIDARG.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header mfplay.h

See also


Using MFPlay for Audio/Video Playback