Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. It consists of a software development kit (SDK) with several application programming interfaces (API) and a number of prebuilt technologies, and is the replacement of NetShow technologies.
The Windows Media SDK is being replaced by Media Foundation.
- Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
- Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) and Windows Media Playlist (WPL)
- Windows Media Audio (WMA)
- Windows Media Video (WMV) and VC-1
- HD Photo (formerly Windows Media Photo, standardized as JPEG XR)
- DVR-MS, the recording format used by Windows Media Center
- SAMI, the closed caption format developed by Microsoft. It can be used to synchronize captions and audio descriptions with online video.
- Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), for transferring and synchronizing media on portable devices
- Microsoft Media Services (MMS), the streaming transport protocol
- Windows Media DRM, an implementation of digital rights management
- WMV HD, (Windows Media Video High Definition), the branding name for high definition (HD) media content encoded using Windows Media codecs. WMV HD is not a separate codec.
- Windows XP Media Center Edition, versions of Windows XP or later with built-in Windows Media Center
- Windows Movie Maker, a Windows Media movie editing application
- Microsoft's official WM site
- Windows Media Intelligent Streaming (or Intellistream)
- Windows Media Lite
- Description of the algorithm used for WMA encryption