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…