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Is there a Media Foundation Codec for ALAC ?
andrewfg
post May 5 2012, 18:19
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There exist already several DirectShow codecs that support playing of ALAC (Apple Lossless) media in Windows Media Player.

We know that Windows Media Player makes use of third party DirectShow codecs to enable it to Play otherwise unsupported media formats on the local PC's audio speakers. But it seems that Windows Media Player does not to use such third party DirectShow codecs to stream these same additional media formats to an external music player via its UPnP/DLNA "Play To" command. => I don't know the reason for this, but it seems that Windows Media Player can only use Media Foundation codecs for extending its UPnP/DLNA "Play To" capability to additional media formats.

So my question is simple: has anyone written a Media Foundation codec for ALAC (Apple Lossless)?


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Tim De Baets
post Jun 1 2012, 22:15
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Repeating for the folks in this forum what I already said at Microsoft Answers, since the DC-Bass DirectShow filter is open source, someone with basic knowledge of Media Foundation could port the filter from DirectShow to Media Foundation pretty easily. It should definitely make an interesting project smile.gif

Perhaps you can also ask the developer of the MFFLAC codec. That's the only Media Foundation codec I know of at the moment. It's weird though that the codec is hosted on Sourceforge while it isn't open source at all. If you had its source code, it would probably be even easier to take its Media Foundation skeleton and put DC-Bass into it.
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