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Video capture to WMV file

Products: Video Capture SDK .Net

To capture video in WMV format using Video Capture SDK .Net, you need to configure video output format using WMVOutput. Windows Media Video supports several codecs for video and audio streams. Usually, the v9 version of codecs should be used. Use the dialog to set settings in UI or set settings in code.

Sample code

Create WMVOutput object for WMV capture

var wmvOutput = new WMVOutput();

Set WMV settings using the settings dialog

WMVSettingsDialog wmvSettingsDialog = new WMVSettingsDialog(VideoCapture1.Core);

wmvSettingsDialog.WMA = false;


wmvSettingsDialog.SaveSettings(ref wmvOutput);


Set WMV settings using an external profile

wmvOutput.Mode = WMVMode.ExternalProfile;

wmvOutput.External_Profile_FileName = edWMVProfile.Text;


Set custom output WMV mode

You can enumerate video and audio codecs available in your OS set them for WMV output and set profile, quality, and other settings.

TODO: Code sample

Apply WMV capture settings

1. Set WMV format for output

VideoCapture1.Output_Format = wmvOutput;

2. Set video capture mode and file name (be sure that you have to write access rights)

VideoCapture1.Mode = VideoCaptureMode.VideoCapture;

VideoCapture1.Output_Filename = "123.wmv";

3. Start capture (sync or async)

await VideoCapture1.StartAsync();

Required redists

How to install the required redists or deploy them to the user's PC?

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