This enumeration defines the order in which the Filter Graph Manager tries filters during graph building. For more information, see The Filter Graph.
Each filter is registered with a merit value.
When the Filter Graph Manager builds a graph, it enumerates all the filters registered with the correct media type. Then it tries them in order of merit, from highest to lowest.
It uses additional criteria to choose between filters with equal merit. It never tries filters with a merit value less than or equal to MERIT_DO_NOT_USE.
A filter that should never be considered for ordinary playback should have a merit of MERIT_DO_NOT_USE or less. Filters can be registered with intermediate values not defined by this enumeration, such as MERIT_NORMAL + 1.
DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and link library requirements.
For more information, see Setting Up the Build Environment.
|Windows Embedded CE||Windows CE 2.12 and later|
|Windows Mobile||Pocket PC for Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later, Smartphone for Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later|
|Note||Microsoft DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and Library requirements|
For more information, see Setting Up the Build Environment, Version 2.12 requires DXPAK 1.0 or later