Audio, Graphics and Media (Compact 2013)
Learn about Windows Embedded Compact 2013 support for audio, media, and graphics features.
Windows Embedded Compact 2013 provides a set of Audio and Media features that support encoded multimedia data such as Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Video, DVD-Video, MP3, and MPEG-1.
The graphics features provide levels of performance beyond that of the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) by providing low-level access to audio and video hardware in a device-independent manner.
For a list of media formats supported by Compact 2013, see Encoded Media Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.
- Encoded Media Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables
Provides information on the catalog items to support specific media formats.
- Four-Character Codes (FOURCC)
Provide information on the codes used to identify media formats.
Provides support for hardware-accelerated 2-D graphics.
Provides a pipeline for media playback and capture.
- Graphics, Windowing, and Events (GWES)
Provides basic hardware-independent graphics support for Windows Embedded Compact applications.
- Hardware Audio Mixer
Audio mixer service that controls the routing of audio lines to a target device for playing or recording.
- Multiple Screens
Provides support for connecting multiple screens to a Windows Embedded Compact-based device.
- Waveform Audio
Provides an application exact control over waveform audio input/output devices.
- Windows Media Technologies
A set of COM interfaces and codecs that support a broad range of server and client applications that stream audio, video, and script commands as a continuous flow of data.