Force the use of a given codec during playback.

property PlayerForcedCodec: string read GetPlayerForcedCodec write SetPlayerForcedCodec;

__property wchar_t *PlayerForcedCodec=read=GetPlayerForcedCodec, write=SetPlayerForcedCodec

Property PlayerForcedCodec As String


Used to specify particular codecs to be used by TVideoGrabber.

TVideoGrabber automatically selects the default appropriate codec to play a given clip.

However in some cases a different codec can be preferred. E.g. to play MPEG2 clips you can prefer the Elecard/Moonlight video decoder instead of the Intervideo video decoder.

Note that adding codecs to the graph can be achieved also by invoking ThirdPartyFilter_AddToList (tpf_AddToGraph...

To use the default codecs, leave PlayerForcecCodec emtpy.

To force the use of a given codec, simply assign to this property:
- either a significant part of the codec name,
- either the CLSID string of the codec.
VideoGrabber1.PlayerForcedCodec "= "Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder"
VideoGrabber1.PlayerForcedCodec = "F50B3F13-19C4-11CF-AA9A-02608C9BABA2"

PlayerForcedCodec keywords

The following keywords are supported by the PlayerForcedCodec property:

PlayerForcedCodec = "NOFFDSHOW"
Prevents TVideoGrabber to use the FFDSHOW codecs when they are enabled by default on the current platform.

PlayerForcedCodec = "NOMPC"
Prevents TVideoGrabber to use the MPC (Media Player Classic) codecs when they are enabled by default on the current platform.

PlayerForcedCodec = "AVS"
enables the playback through AVISynth when AVISynth is installed

PlayerForcedCodec = "FFDSHOW"
enables the playback through FFDSHOW is the FFDSHOW video decoder is configured to decode the format to be played.

All these non-default settings can be restored to their default value by setting PlayerForcedCodec = ""

Note that reading the PlayerForcedCodec string does not reflect the state of these keywords, only codec names or codec CLSIDs appear in the PlayerForcedCodec string.

See Also
Player features TOnPlayerStateChanged TPlayerState TOnPlayerBufferingData AudioChannelRenderMode AudioStreamNumber AutoStartPlayer AVIDuration AVIHeaderInfo AVIInfo AVIInfo2 ClosePlayer FastForwardPlayer IsPlayerAudioStreamAvailable IsPlayerVideoStreamAvailable Last_Clip_Played OnPlayerBufferingData OnPlayerEndOfStream OnPlayerStateChanged OnPlayerUpdateTrackbarPosition OpenPlayer OpenPlayerAtFramePositions OpenPlayerAtTimePositions PausePlayer PlayerAudioCodec PlayerAudioRendering PlayerDuration PlayerDVSize PlayerFastSeekSpeedRatio PlayerFileName PlayerFrameCount PlayerFramePosition PlayerFrameRate PlayerFrameStep PlayerRefreshPausedDisplay PlayerRefreshPausedDisplayFrameRate PlayerSpeedRatio PlayerTimePosition PlayerTrackBar PlayerTrackBarScale PlayerTrackBarSynchrone PlayerVideoCodec RewindPlayer RunPlayer RunPlayerBackwards ShowDialog SourceStream StopPlayer SynchronizationRole Synchronized VideoHeight_PreferredAspectRatio VideoWidth_PreferredAspectRatio