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Video Capture Issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brought a breaking change that removed, in many cases, hardware compressed video formats from video capture APIs, even though the devices themselves are known to have respective capabilities. DirectShow MJPEG frame type in USB cameras is not working after Windows 10 anniversary update (1607) Webcam MJPG capture streams are unavailable on…

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Media Foundation MPEG-4 Property Handler might report incorrect Video Frame Rate

To follow up previous post with Media Foundation bug, here goes another one related to property handler for MPEG-4 files (.MP4) and specific property PKEY_Video_FrameRate which reports frame rate for given media file. This is the object responsible for filling columns in explorer, or otherwise visually the bug might look like this: The values of the properties are…

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Booo SRW Locks

Windows Vista introduced new synchronization API: slim reader/writer (SRW) locks. Being already armed with critical sections, one perhaps would not desperately need an SRW lock, but still it offers a great option to provide both exclusive (critical section alike) mode and shared mode when 2+ threads can enter protected section simultaneously. Some time earlier, I…

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Recursive SRW Locks

Windows Vista added new synchronization API, Slim Reader/Writer (SRW) Locks, which is a powerful alternative to critical sections. The detailed description is, as always on MSDN, and what makes it really cool is simple: unlike critical sections, SRW Locks provide reader and writer access synchronization making it possible for 2 and more reader to not…

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RegSetKeySecurity, CRegKey::SetKeySecurity and CSecurityDesc

One thing is worth special mentioning in connection with previous post on DirectShow Filter Graph Spy on Microsoft Vista system: ATL’s CSecurityDesc class caused to waste some time. CRegKey Key; ATLENSURE_SUCCEEDED(HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(Key.Open(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, pszKeyName, READ_CONTROL | WRITE_OWNER))); CSecurityDesc AdministratorsOwnerSecurityDescriptor; AdministratorsOwnerSecurityDescriptor.SetOwner(Sids::Admins()); ATLENSURE_SUCCEEDED(HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(Key.SetKeySecurity(OWNER_SECURITY_INFORMATION, &AdministratorsOwnerSecurityDescriptor))); The code compiles fine, but on runtime it gives error 87 (ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER, E_INVALIDARG) in the…

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