Intelligent Connect



Intelligent Connect

In Microsoft® DirectShow®, Intelligent Connect is the mechanism by which the filter graph manager adds intermediate filters when it connects two pins.

For a detailed description of Intelligent Connect, see the DirectShow documentation. Briefly, the filter graph manager searches for filters with matching media types. If more than one filter matches, the filter graph manager tries them in the following order:

  • Filters in the filter cache.
  • Unconnected filters in the graph.
  • Registered filters, in order of merit.

In GraphEdit, you can turn Intelligent Connect on or off by clicking Connect Intelligent in the Graph menu. This option determines how GraphEdit connects two pins when you manually build a graph. For more information, see Connect Filters.