[music-dsp] How to register product, format IDs with Microsoft?

Joshua Scholar joshscholar at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 5 06:54:19 EDT 2005

By the way, isnt the ACM system basically depreciated or is there still some
things it's usually used for?

Joshua Scholar

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Culann mac Cabe" <culann at rocudo.com>
To: "'music-dsp'" <music-dsp at ceait.calarts.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 2:27 AM
Subject: [music-dsp] How to register product, format IDs with Microsoft?

> Hello List,
> I've recently completed work on a Windows ACM driver (audio codec) for a
> client and I now need to register some IDs with Microsoft.  Specifically,
> need to register 2 new Product IDs and 2 new FormatTag IDs.
> I used the Windows Driver Development Kit (DDK) to do the development and
> the template code from which I built my driver, I see the following:
>     //  the manufacturer id (wMid) and product id (wPid) must be filled
>     //  in with your company's _registered_ identifier's. for more
>     //  information on these identifier's and how to get them registered
>     //  contact Microsoft and get the Multimedia Developer Registration
>     //
>     //      Microsoft Corporation
>     //      Multimedia Technology Group
>     //      One Microsoft Way
>     //      Redmond, WA 98052-6399
>     //
>     //      Developer Services Phone: (800) 227-4679 x11771
> This seems OK except that I can't call a US toll-free number from my
> European location.  Can anyone help me with a number to call and/or email
> address?
> Also, I need to define 2 new audio file formats - if I use
> WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE and generate my own GUIDs, how do I let Microsoft
> these data or do I need to care?
> Thanks in advance,
> Culann.

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