Adding text and graphics to a streaming video - can Windows Mediaplayer do this ?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Heather, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Heather

    Heather Guest

    Hello everybody,

    I am capturing a live video stream off-air & encoding it to broadcast
    over the Internet (or to mobile devices) and need to overlay graphics
    or text upon the video stream. Does Windows Media Encoder allow me to
    do this ?

    If so, how do I get started ? In particular, it would be good if there
    were some interface (API) which can be used to control the graphics &
    text being added to the video so as to automate the service.

    I'm afraid I don't even know where to start looking for this - any
    pointers much much appreciated.

    Thank you so much,

    Heather, Dec 18, 2007
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  2. There's a plugin for WME called instream inscriber which should do
    this :

    There are details on using plugins in the encoder SDK or the windows
    media format SDK documentation, though it doesn't specifically cover
    that plugin :

    The code samples in the downloaded WME SDK are available in C#, C++
    and VB. You can grab that from here and search for "Adding Watermarks"

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Dec 18, 2007
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