What is MCI?

The MCI (Media Control Interface) is a high-quality programming interface that was developed by IBM and Microsoft for controlling multimedia devices. The MCI interface works under the Windows and OS / 2 operating systems and can control peripheral devices such as optical disks, CD drives and audio controllers. They can be used to transfer audio and video files from other video and sound cards.

The MCI interface is extremely easy to program. The commands for saving and playing the various media files are passed on with strings

In addition to the peripheral devices mentioned, the MCI interface supports video overlay techniques, video recorders and sequencers.