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Text over video

Text over video

Text over video

I psoted about this a year ago on thread732-1665196: Text over video. I'm looking into the issue again a year later and I'm not finding great results

etc etc

Is there a way to get text over video (preferably outlined text for visibility reasons) without lagging the video? It seems a fairly common thing for a program to do, yet as one of those threads says, WPF is famous for dropping videoframes if you do it, and directshow wants to be done unmanaged so C++ not C#. Tbh I wouldn't even mind using another library/api/whatever that was unmanaged to do it. As noted I've tried the directshow library and I think I recall trying quicktime stuff and other things too.

I could knock this up easily in a more multimedia/game-orientated thing like XNA so it seems crazy to have no way to do it from an app-style position like winforms in C#




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