AXIS Media Control is a GUI component and is very easy to use. Using the example code you can develop a media streaming application in a very short time.
The SDK contains an ActiveX component optimized for efficient video rendering directly in ActiveX containers such as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Projects. In addition to the component, the SDK includes documentation with API specifications and Microsoft® Visual Studio® sample projects in C# and C++.
AXIS Media Control is intended for live video and audio. For recording solutions, the preferred choice is the AXIS Media Parser SDK.
NOTE: The AXIS Media Control SDK also includes decoder components, which are provided for development purposes only. It is your responsibility to obtain any required third-party licenses. Axis does not grant to you, under the SDK license agreement, any necessary patent rights with respect to audio and/or video encoders or decoders. More information is available in the license file for the SDK. Please read it carefully.