This sample demonstrates how to use the MediaElement control to play back audio and video in Windows Store apps built using C++ or C# with Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

Specifically, this sample covers:

For more info about using audio and video in your Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic, see QuickStart: video and audio and Quickstart: create a media player application. The Quickstart: create a media player application is based on much of the code in this sample.

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.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Windows 8 app samples
Roadmaps
Adding multimedia
Designing UX for apps
Roadmap for apps using C++
Tasks
Quickstart: create a media player application
QuickStart: video and audio
Quickstart: Using Play To in applications
Reference
FileOpenPicker
MediaElement
PlayTo
TimelineMarker

Operating system requirements

Client
Windows 8.1
Server
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

Run the sample

To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.