LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK Releases

Released: Sep 23, 2021

Updates in v22


What's new in the LEADTOOLS Imaging Engine v22

Updates to Formats

  • Load and save HEIC/HEIF images.

What's new in the LEADTOOLS Multimedia Engine v22

Multimedia SDK Updates

  • The LEADTOOLS DirectShow players and converts can automatically rotate video captures from a rotated phone.
  • LEADTOOLS can play RTSP content that carries embedded MPEG-2 transport streams.

Changes to the LEADTOOLS Product Line
In Version 22, the following products have been added.

  • LEADTOOLS Edit - includes all features...

Released: Aug 25, 2020

Updates in v21


New in the LEADTOOLS Multimedia Engine

  • Multimedia SDK Updates
    • Faster ISO format capture and conversion
    • New live audio processor to detect and fill dropped audio samples
  • Updates to Streaming SDK
    • MPEG-2 transport error detection option added to the LEAD MPEG-2 Transport Multiplexer
    • Streaming server can use MPEG-2 Transport files for all protocols
    • Streaming server can use DICOM files as source files
  • Updates to Media Foundation Components
    • New Media Foundation target formats:
      • 3GP: Video...

Released: Aug 27, 2019

Updates in V20 (August 2019 Update)


  • Adds support for loading the most popular media foundation formats:
    • Audio Video Interleave (AVI).
    • MP3 Audio (MP3).
    • MPEG-2 Program and Transport streams.
    • OGG.
    • Quicktime (MOV).
    • Waveform Audio File Format (WAV).
    • Windows Media Formats (WMA, WMV).
    • MPEG 4 (MP4, AAC, AVC).
    • Flash (FLV, F4V).
    • Matroska (MKV).
    • Material Exchange Format (MXF).
    • FLAC Audio (FLAC).
    • 3GPP (3GP).
    • PSP thumbnail.
  • Adds support for capturing and converting files to the following formats:
    • WMV.
    • MP4.
    • MKV.
    • 3GP.
    • MP3.
    • WAV.
    • FLAC...

Released: Mar 13, 2019

Updates in V20 (March 2019 release)


  • Document SDK
    • Expanded Document Formats in Linux and MacOS
      LEAD has expanded its support of Microsoft Office formats with Linux and MacOS native libraries. Also, LEADTOOLS is now leveraging the WebKit browser engine to handle HTML files on Linux and MacOS systems to ensure the resulting output is exactly what the user expects.
  • Xamarin
    • Xamarin Camera Control
      Developers writing cross-platform mobile applications now have the LEADTOOLS Xamarin Camera Control in their arsenal. This Xamarin...

Released: Dec 5, 2018

Updates in V20 (December 2018 Update)


  • Added support for h.265 and h.264 hardware encoders to MP4 and MKV outputs.
  • Added support for MP3 audio to MP4 and MKV outputs.
  • Added support for MPEG-2 audio encoder to MKV output.
  • Improved capture device support.
  • Added the ability to use Microsoft RTSP media source using windows media extensions, with implementation of network source authentication interfaces.

Released: Oct 4, 2016

Updates in v19


  • Programmatic Creation of RTSP, ONVIF, and UDP Live Streams - Many live-stream capture devices require user interaction through the device's property pages. LEADTOOLS now includes methods and properties for bypassing the manufacturer's dialog, so developers can directly configure several popular streaming protocols/specifications, including RTSP, ONVIF, and UDP.
  • Control H.264 Hardware Decoding - Computers with built-in hardware acceleration are a huge speed boost to any application, but...

Released: Jun 7, 2016

Updates in v19

Updates in v19

MPEG-2 Transport Stream is a significant feature in LEAD Technologies Multimedia offering and covers a wide variety of industries and applications including UAV, digital television, and security. Today, they published an update that includes the ability to use push mode to capture and play from devices sending hardware-compressed MPEG-2 Transport Streams. This heavily requested feature gives developers excellent performance when interfacing with modern MPEG-2 Transport cameras and...

Released: Sep 14, 2012

Updates in this release

Updates in 17.5

Imaging and Vector Engines

  • Load / Convert HTML into a raster image
  • Rasterize vector files (DXF, DWG, SVG) via .NET interface
  • Additional vector options for rasterizing vector drawings such as background fill, bits per pixel and transformation
  • RLE compression for PCL
  • Support for gradient fill and EM units in SVG

General HTML5 Image Viewer Control

  • Support for attaching any interactive mode to mouse wheel
  • Display bitonal images using Scale to Gray interpolation
  • New web service for...