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

  1. Players

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

  2. 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.

  3. Network applications

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


Elecard DirectShow® filters delivered with Elecard DirectShow Codec SDK include MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 and VPX decoders and encoders, AAC and MPEG audio decoders and encoders, MP4, MKV, MXF and PS/TS multiplexers and demultiplexers, network and other components in demo mode for R&D purposes. Each of them can further be licensed for commercial usage. The components are presented in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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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® 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/7/8/10
  • Microsoft® DirectShow® SDK (Microsoft Windows SDK version 7.1 is recommended)

Buy & Download

DirectShow Codec SDK

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.
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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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GStreamer Codec SDK

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Native Codec SDK

Set of software components for developing video playback applications.


News & Events

Elecard welcomes you to try our new version of DirectShow Codec SDK v.3.2.1 with enhanced efficiency and more possibilities to create up-to-date software applications.

17 January 2017 News

Try our updated DirectShow Codec .NET SDK 3.2.1 and GStreamer Codec SDK 1.3 and make sure that even with a different name the quality and efficiency of our SDKs remain inevitably high.

29 November 2016 News

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