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Is there a Media Foundation Codec for ALAC ?
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)?

AndrewFG (Whitebear -- http://www.whitebear.ch/mediaserver )
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Tim De Baets
post Jun 2 2012, 17:02
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Indeed, I have noticed that as well. Intentionally or not, he did definitely leave out all Media Foundation and FLAC parsing code, which renders the source code pretty useless.

However, MFFLAC's source code might not be necessary after all. One could also use the WavSource and MPEG1Source Media Foundation SDK samples as a starting point. These are part of the Windows SDK but can also be downloaded separately here.
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