Windows Media is a discontinued 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.
- Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
- Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX)
- Windows Media Audio (WMA)
- Windows Media Playlist (WPL)
- Windows Media Video (WMV) and VC-1
- Windows Media Station (NSC)
- 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.
- 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 Stream Broadcast (MSB), for multicast distribution of Advanced Systems Format content over a network
- 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