Wine 1.7.39 Supports DirectX Media Object Filters
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 20 March 2015 at 10:02 AM EDT. 4 Comments
The newest bi-weekly development release of Wine is now available for testing to kick off spring.

Changes for Wine 1.7.39 are fairly interesting this time around with new additions. Besides fixing 24 bugs in the past two weeks there's now kerning support in DirectWrite, support for DirectX Media Objects filters, better support for animated GIFs in GdiPlus, and improved support for Known Folders in Shell32. Wine users on OS X also now have WinMM joystick support.

While filters for DirectX Media Objects are now supported by Wine, DirectX DMOs have already been superseded by Media Foundation Transforms (MFTs) in the Windows world. Media Foundation Transforms are a generic model for processing media data. DMOs are described by Microsoft as, "DirectX Media Objects (DMOs) are COM-based data-streaming components. In some respects, DMOs are similar to Microsoft DirectShow filters. Like DirectShow filters, DMOs take input data and use it to produce output data. However, the application programming interfaces (APIs) for DMOs are much simpler than the corresponding APIs for DirectShow. As a result, DMOs are easier to create, test, and use."

More details on this morning's Wine 1.7.39 release can be found via
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