List of Windows 10 (developer preview) UWP Audio, Video, Camera and Graphics samples

[Update: Fixed broken links] Hello again my fellow media development enthusiasts. It is that time once again. Windows 10 UWP apps are more media capable than ever before. My previous lists of Media centric samples for Windows 8 & 8.1 were popular and hopefully helpful so I wanted to make sure to continue the tradition. In this edition…


BackgroundMediaPlayer architecture on Windows Phone 8.1

I posted this a while back on the MSDN Windows Phone Development forum. I think that it includes some really great information and I wanted to make sure to isolate and include it here for discoverability. The original thread can be found here for additional context. Okay, let’s talk about the BackgroundMediaPlayer architecture a bit….


Capturing raw PCM audio on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

[This is a copy of the blog post I originally wrote and published on behalf of the WSDS team. The original post can be found here.] There are a number of different audio capture and playback APIs on Windows Phone 8.x. Unfortunately If you want to get at the raw PCM data and process it…


Achievement Unlocked: MIDI support added to Windows 8.1 apps

[This is a copy of the blog post I originally wrote and published on behalf of the WSDS team. The original post can be found here: aka.ms/Img05f] Since the release of Windows 8 Developer Preview I have been pushing our Multimedia group to add MIDI support for Windows Store apps. On April 4th, 2014 I achieved…


Using MediaComposition to add background audio to video (Windows Phone 8.1)

One of our friends on the forum pointed out that we really don’t have any good samples on how to use the MediaComposition. Hopefully we will remedy this soon. To help you get your feet wet with this cool new technology added to Windows Phone 8.1 here is some really basic sample code. Enjoy! // Load video file…


Free Chalk Talk: Light up Your Apps with Sights and Sounds

Hello All, I am giving a live chalk talk on October 16th for interested English speaking engineers. Anyone can sign up and join the talk for free! If you or someone you know would benefit from a discussion about integrating audio and video technologies into your apps please join me. All audio and video questions…


List of Windows 8.1 preview audio / video and camera samples

My fellow media development enthusiasts the awesomeness that is Windows 8.1 is upon us. My list of media specific samples for Windows 8 CP was such a hit that I thought I would do it again (and this time on day one from the hackathon at //build 2013). You’ve stumbled upon my list of audio,…


Mixed Media – Audio & Video – Windows Store vs. Windows Phone 8

Please note: This post is “reprinted” from the “Managing Windows Store Developer Solutions” blog with permission from the author (just so happens to be me).  Original post found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wsdevsol/archive/2013/03/08/mixed-media-audio-amp-video-windows-store-vs-windows-phone-8.aspx   As everyone knows, with the release of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 we have brought the two platforms closer together than ever before. The…


MediaElement.Opacity is not supported in Windows store apps (Metro)

Just a quick note to let the media development community know that we don’t support the “opacity” property on the MediaElement. The current documentation (as of the date of this writing) does not detail this limitation of the MediaElement control in the Windows store app (WSA) development environment (formerly Metro). I am working with the documentation folks…