Windows Media Player 11 SDK About Windows Media Metafiles
Microsoft Windows Media metafiles are text files that provide information about a file stream and its presentation. Windows Media metafiles are based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) syntax and can be encoded in ANSI or UNICODE (UTF-8) format. They are made up of various elements with their associated tags and attributes. Each element in a Windows Media metafile defines a particular setting or action in Windows Media Player. Some elements must be located in a specific position in the file relative to other elements. Some elements have required tags and attributes that must be defined in the Windows Media metafile.
Windows Media Download packages provide a way to combine Windows Media Player borders, playlist information, and multimedia content into a single downloadable file.
The following sections provide conceptual information about Windows Media metafile playlists and Windows Media Download packages.
|Windows Media Metafiles Overview||Describes Windows Media metafiles, why you need them, and how to use them.|
|Windows Media Download Packages (deprecated)||Describes Windows Media Download packages, why you need them, and how to use them.|