DirectShow Codec SDK


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Base classes

Base Classes - a C++ class library that simplifies common tasks, appearing during development of multimedia applications, such as: DirectShow graphs building, filters and pins control etc. Base classes are used in SDK sample applications and are delivered in source form.

Sample Applications

Sample Applications

  1. Quick Sync applications

    Applications demonstrating how to use Elecard Quick Sync components for playback and transcoding.

  2. Low Delay applications

    Applications for receiving and playback, transcoding and streaming audio and video data with ultra low latency.

  3. Players

    Applications that plays MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 media files and represents basic functionality of Elecard MPEG player.

  4. Encoding applications

    Applications for receiving the stream from file, multiplexing it and encoding into MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 video formats and AAC, MPEG Audio formats.

  5. Network applications

    Applications for broadcasting of the media data to a network and receiving streams from the network.


Elecard DirectShow Codec SDK comprises components of the most popular and advanced formats, such as VP8/9, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265 and containers MP4, MXF, MKV, MPEG2. Use of Intel QuickSync technology for video processing reduces hardware costs while increases performance. Elecard network components ensure stable data receipt via UDP, RTP, RTSP, Apple HLS protocols and prepare content for streaming via UDP, RTP, MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS. The components are provided in  64-bit versions unless otherwise specified.

See the list of Elecard DirectShow Codec SDK components

Software and Hardware specifications

Hardware Requirements

  • 2 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Any VGA card
  • Note: For Windows versions earlier than Vista, audio capturing is performed, if the system sound card supports Stereo mixer

Software Requirements

  • Windows® 8/10
  • Intel® Graphics driver, version (QuickSync components)
  • CMake 3.6 or later


  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v4 series
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500 v5 series
  • 6th Generation Intel Core™ Processors with Intel Iris™ Pro Graphics, Intel Iris™ Graphics or Intel HD Graphics (580, 540, 530)
  • 5th Generation Intel Core™ Processors with Intel Iris™ Pro Graphics, Intel Iris™ Graphics or Intel HD Graphics (5500, 6000, 6100, 6200)

Buy & Download

DirectShow Codec SDK

See what's new in Elecard DirectShow Codec SDK 4.0

Components in the SDKs are intended for R&D purposes only and cannot be used for redistribution. The filters in the SDK Full version are in demo mode that means they have the only restriction: logo on video.
See the difference between Demo and Full versions

When the R&D phase is finished and the product is ready for commercial redistribution, you should contact Elecard Sales Department to purchase any Elecard Codec Pack you need.
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