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  1. Provide Read Only access to the list used by ContainerEncodingProperties.Subtype Property

    According to the UWP Supported Codecs Container Subtypes "fMP4" and "MKV" are supported; however, setting Container.Subtype to "fMP4" or "MKV" causes an exception of "Value does not fall within the expected range." so they appear to have not been added to the System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal used by Windows.Media.MediaProperties.ContainerEncodingProperties.put_Subtype(String value).

    Subtype "AVI" has been added; however, it is not listed on the ContainerEncodingProperties.Subtype Property page so I have posted feedback on the page too.

    Since there can be some disparagement between the actual and documented list then please add a method or property that allows us to retrieve the list so that we…

    1 vote
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  2. Image Editor

    Adding an image editor to CaptureElement control with these options:
    - Ability to crop with predefined or custom proportions.
    - Ability to change focus.
    - Ability to remove the background (transparent background)
    - Ability to add filters.
    - Ability to rotate.
    - Ability to zoom in/ zoom out.
    - Ability to save captured image as predefined image types (.jpg, .png...etc).

    3 votes
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  3. Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

    The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
    In Windows 8.1 :
    - The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
    - You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

    In Windows 10 :
    - The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
    - You have to click on a small button to take a photo

    How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

    Can you…

    119 votes
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  4. eyeball

    instead of passwords we can createan eye verrification app for smarthphone or webcam

    1 vote
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  5. MediaComposition clip transitions

    In MediaComposition add transitions between two clips on timeline, e.g. Cross fade.

    2 votes
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  6. Add skeleton tracking to Xbox One UWP platform

    The skeleton tracking is not working on XBOX. You can verify this with the CameraStreamCorrelation sample.

    MediaFrameSourceKind.Custom is not available on the XBOX. It is available on the PC, though.

    The following streams are available on the PC:

    Color
    Depth
    Infrared
    Custom
    The following streams are available on the XBOX:

    Color
    Depth
    Infrared
    As a result, skeletal tracking apps do not work on the XBOX platform. Are there any plans to support skeleton tracking on the XBOX?

    24 votes
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  7. Take Panoramic Photos(360) using UWP ?

    Hi ,

    Microsoft has added in the Camera App the Panorama Mode which works in some devices and tablets. Don't know if it is a specific number of devices that currently this feature works.

    Anyway.

    Is this possible to use this feature in our Windows App Store Universal Apps and if we can , do we have any sample code to accomplish this ?

    Don't want a solution with the scrollviewer and the compass because I have already done that.

    The panorama mode is beautiful and if only we could have a button to call the API from inside our…

    1 vote
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  8. Major shostopper: all JavaScript apps using camera preview will crash after latest Windows Update 10.0.15063.608!

    Each JavaScript app that uses a Video element in the UI and calls the play() function to stream the video preview from camera to the app page will Crash after recent Windows 10 update 10.0.15063.608

    You can easily reproduce the behaviour using your own sample code at:
    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/CameraGetPreviewFrame/js

    or

    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/CameraStarterKit/js

    This crash occurs in all JavaScript apps that use the MediaCapture API to display camera Video previews.

    For this reason apps programmed in JavaScript that use Video or photo capturing are from now on non-functional in Windows 10.

    2 votes
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  9. UWP Image control and bitmapsource

    The image control only supports BGRA8 encoding and the Win2d Control’s supported type is also determined by BitmapPixelFormat. They are very unfriendly to Machine Vision developers. NV12 and Gray8 are two basic formats, but they don't be supported. When we get the pure image data without image file head info, we don‘t want to chang the pure data. That
    will waste in performance. So we hope that UWP Image control and ImageSource can support more and more pixelformat, like as WPF .NET Framework.

    1 vote
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  10. Allow manual control of exposure for Microsoft Kinect v2

    The UWP application platform has a rich media API which allows querying of a video device (e.g. the Kinect) and seeing if it supports things like ExposureControl.

    It seems such a shame that the new Kinect drivers expose the Kinect via this API, and yet the ExposureControl is marked as being not supported for the Kinect.

    From the libfreenect2 library it seems entirely possible to tell the Kinect not to do auto-exposure. The auto-exposure function causes major headaches for the app I'm working on, and I would dearly love to be able to turn it off.

    2 votes
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  11. Camera should work when app minimized

    Camera should work when app is minimized. If UWP is to take over for Win32 this is basic requirement. User can't be expected to keep the window maximized. This makes sense for phones and tablet mode, but for desktop and dedicated use devices it's just a limitation.

    IoT supports a single app so it isn't affected, but Windows 10 Mobile is. We're trying to build a solution based on Windows Mobile that runs a single Assigned Access app. If that app is minimized (if user needs to run two apps this can happen) the video capture is lost, making our…

    13 votes
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  12. RTSP IP Camera streaming support

    Home automation is a huge market for Windows devices. A big piece of this is being able to monitor/control IP Cameras such as the Foscam HD cameras. Being able to discover, enumerate, and stream video from and audio to/from these devices as part of the UAP platform (instead of wonky solutions like ONVIF) would be awesome

    5 votes
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  13. Ability to control camera flash

    Precise control of the camera flash. Allow me to set when exactly the camera flash should fire.

    4 votes
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  14. API to read Autofocus information

    An API to get the current value of the autofocus. Idea: I want to use the information to estimate the distance between the camera and the target.

    Obviously, I need to consider the different device models but that would be a task for me.

    3 votes
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  15. capture audio with external microphone via the 3.5mm audio jack with windows phone

    The only option for capturing audio in windows phone is via the internal microphone which is the default mic for developers. I think you should provide the option to capture audio with an external mic via the 3.5mm jack(and not through a bluethooth external mic).

    2 votes
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  16. Allow access to multiple cameras at the same time

    Currently we can use only a camera at time. We want access to every camera available at same tima. Ex. for an app that snaps 2 photo at time.

    13 votes
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  17. Higher camera fps

    Enable to take 120+fps or higher footage at higher resolution. Those limits at camera api that make camera suck in video recording. Check yout competion for their camera api !

    10 votes
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  18. Allow frame by frame capture from MediaCapture API

    Allow a frame by frame capture from MediaCapture, so that developers can more easily create streaming protocols, without having to relay on the ugly and poorly documented Media Foundation API for trivial tasks.

    2 votes
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  19. MediaComposition for Windows 8

    Support the Windows.Media.Editing API on Windows 8. Currently it is supported on Windows Phone only.

    1 vote
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  20. Add "favorite" to ImageProperties, as well as an API to enumerate Favorites from the Photos app so devs can expose and detect fav pics

    Right now it is very difficult (and completely undocumented) to determine if a photo or picture is marked as a favorite by a user, or to retrieve a list of favorites (similar to getting the list of pictures in the KnownFolders.CameraRoll, etc). If a user has taken the time to mark pictures as favorites, we should celebrate that and make it simple for developers to use that in their own applications.

    2 votes
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