Multimedia Formats

Viewing SDK plays some multimedia files using the Windows Media Control Interface (MCI). MCI is a set of Windows APIs that communicate with multimedia devices.

Supported Multimedia Formats

Format Version Reader Extension Filter Export View Extract Metadata Charset Header/Footer
Advanced Systems Format 1.2 asfsr ASF
WMA
WMV
N N N N Y N N

Audio Interchange File Format

n/a

MCI AIFF N N Y N N N N
aiffsr AIFF M N N N Y N N

Microsoft Wave Sound

n/a

MCI WAV N N Y N N N N
riffsr WAV M N N N Y N N
MIDI n/a MCI MID N N Y N N N N

MPEG-1 Audio layer 3

ID3 v1 and v2

MCI MP3 N N Y N N N N
mp3sr MP3 M M Y N Y N N
MPEG-1 Video 2, 3 MCI MPG N N Y N N N N
MPEG-2 Audio n/a MCI MPEGA N N Y N N N N
MPEG-4 Audio n/a mpeg4sr MP4
3GP
M N N N Y N N
NeXT/Sun Audio n/a MCI AU N N Y N N N N
QuickTime Movie 2, 3, 4 MCI QT
MOV
N N Y N N N N
Windows Video 2.1 MCI AVI N N Y N N N N
NOTE:

Depending on the default multimedia player installed on your computer, the View API might not be able to play some supported multimedia formats. To play multimedia files, the View API uses the Windows Media Control Interface (MCI) to communicate with the multimedia player installed on your computer. If the player does not play a multimedia file that is supported by the Viewing SDK, the View API cannot play the file.

If you cannot play a supported multimedia file by using the View API, install a different multimedia player or compressor/decompressor (codec) component.


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