winsat mfmedia

 

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Measures the performance of video decoding (playback) using the Media Foundation framework.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

winsat mfmedia <parameters>

Parameters

Description

-input <file name>

Required: Specify the file containing the video clip to be played or encoded. The file can be in any format that can be rendered by Media Foundation.

-dumpgraph

Specify that the filter graph should be saved to a GraphEdit-compatible file before the assessment starts.

-ns

Specify that the filter graph should run at the normal playback speed of the input file. By default, the filter graph runs as fast as possible, ignoring presentation times.

-play

Run the assessment in decode mode and play any supplied audio content in the file specified in -input using the default DirectSound device. By default, audio playback is disabled.

-nopmp

Do not make use of the Media Foundation Protected Media Pipeline (MFPMP) process during the assessment.

-pmp

Always make use of the MFPMP process during the assessment.

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If -pmp or -nopmp is not specified, MFPMP will be used only when necessary.

-v

Send verbose output to STDOUT, including status and progress information. Any errors will also be written to the command window.

-xml <file name>

Save the output of the assessment as the specified XML file. If the specified file exists, it will be overwritten.

-idiskinfo

Save information about physical volumes and logical disks as part of the <SystemConfig> section in the XML output.

-iguid

Create a globally unique identifier (GUID) in the XML output file.

-note "note text"

Add the note text to the <note> section in the XML output file.

-icn

Include the local computer name in the XML output file.

-eef

Enumerate extra system information in the XML output file.

  • The following example runs the assessment with the input file that is used during a winsat formal assessment, without employing the Media Foundation Protected Media Pipeline (MFPMP), on a computer where c:\windows is the location of the Windows folder.

    winsat mfmedia -input c:\windows\performance\winsat\winsat.wmv -nopmp
    

  • Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to use winsat. The command must be executed from an elevated command prompt window.

  • To open an elevated command prompt window, click Start, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.

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