Real-time communication sample
Shows how to use the low latency feature to enable real-time communication applications.
Note: This sample is part of a large collection of UWP feature samples. If you are unfamiliar with Git and GitHub, you can download the entire collection as a ZIP file, but be sure to unzip everything to access shared dependencies. For more info on working with the ZIP file, the samples collection, and GitHub, see Get the UWP samples from GitHub. For more samples, see the Samples portal on the Windows Dev Center.
Specifically, this sample contains:
A simple end-to-end video call client that demonstrates the low latency mode of the Windows Runtime capture engine. This is enabled using the msRealTime the video tag or RealTimePlayback on the MediaElement. The sample uses a custom network source and a custom sink extension to send and receive captured audio and video data between two computers.
A demonstration of the end-to-end latency of video captured using the Media Capture API and displayed using a video and MediaElement with low latency mode enabled. Two output windows are displayed. The first shows a camera preview window of the raw output from your camera. The second is a local host client window that shows the video from the camera when compressed, streamed, and received over machine's loopback network interface. This window demonstrates the end-to-end latency of video captured, streamed to, and displayed by a remote client minus network latency.
This sample uses the Media Extension feature of Windows 8.1 to add functionality to the Microsoft Media Foundation pipeline. A Media Extension consists of a hybrid object that implements both Component Object Model (COM) and Windows Runtime interfaces. The COM interfaces interact with the Media Foundation pipeline. The Windows Runtime interfaces activate the component and interact with the Windows Runtime app.
In most situations, it is recommended that you use Visual C++ with Component Extensions (C++/CX ) to interact with the Windows Runtime. But in the case of hybrid components that implement both COM and Windows Runtime interfaces, such as Media Extensions, this is not possible. C++/CX can only create Windows Runtime objects. So, for hybrid objects it is recommended that you use Windows Runtime C++ Template Library to interact with the Windows Runtime. Be aware that Windows Runtime C++ Template Library has limited support for implementing COM interfaces.
Important The binaries used by this sample have been included for proof of concept purposes only. They might have significant performance, reliability, and security issues and should not be used outside of a test environment. They are not licensed for use in a production environment or for use with sensitive data.
Important The URL passed to the code is not validated or authenticated. The application must perform these actions.
To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.
To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.
Operating system requirements
Client: Windows 10
Server: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Phone: Windows 10
Build the sample
- If you download the samples ZIP, be sure to unzip the entire archive, not just the folder with the sample you want to build.
- Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.
Run the sample
The next steps depend on whether you just want to deploy the sample or you want to both deploy and run it.
Deploying the sample
- Select Build > Deploy Solution.
Deploying and running the sample
- To debug the sample and then run it, press F5 or select Debug > Start Debugging. To run the sample without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or select Debug > Start Without Debugging.