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IMFMediaType::GetMajorType method

Gets the major type of the format.

Syntax


HRESULT GetMajorType(
  [out] GUID *pguidMajorType
);

Parameters

pguidMajorType [out]

Receives the major type GUID. The major type describes the broad category of the format, such as audio or video. For a list of possible values, see Major Media Types.

Return value

The method returns an HRESULT. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return codeDescription
S_OK

The method succeeded.

MF_E_ATTRIBUTENOTFOUND

The major type is not set.

 

Remarks

This method is equivalent to getting the MF_MT_MAJOR_TYPE attribute from the media type.

This interface is available on the following platforms if the Windows Media Format 11 SDK redistributable components are installed:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with KB900325 (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and KB925766 (October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition) installed.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps | Windows Store apps]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | Windows Store apps]

Header

Mfobjects.h (include Mfidl.h)

Library

Mfuuid.lib

See also

IMFMediaType

 

 

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