Supported Formats in DirectShow
DirectShow is an open architecture, which means that it can support any format as long as there are filters to parse and decode it. The filters provided by Microsoft, either as redistributables through DirectShow or as Windows operating system components, provide default support for the following file and compression formats.
|File Type||More Information|
|Advanced Systems Format (ASF), including Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV)|
|AIFF||WAVE Parser Filter|
|AU||WAVE Parser Filter|
|Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI)|
|WAV||WAVE Parser Filter|
|AAC||Microsoft MPEG-1/DD/AAC Audio Decoder|
|Digital Video (DV)|
|H.264||Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder|
|ISO MPEG-4 video version 1.0|
|Microsoft MPEG-4 version 3|
|MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3) (decompression only)|
|MPEG-1 layer I and layer II audio|
For information on the availability of particular third-party codecs for redistribution with DirectShow applications, contact the codec manufacturer.