An essential program for optimizing your PC’s hardware capabilities
Improves audio and video processing, and optimizes your graphics card
Easy to install
Sometimes crashes and you have to delete and reinstall the program
DirectX is a set of APIs developed by Microsoft which allows software to write instructions directly to audio and video hardware, improving multimedia performance. It can also improve rendering of ·D graphics, making it especially essential for gamers.
DirectX updates regularly and automatically, always with your PC’s security in mind, and constantly optimizing your PC’s graphics, audio, and video capabilities. DirectX is generally included with Windows, but sometimes fails or crashes, meaning you have to reinstall it (though most of the time, updates fix any bugs). You should always have the most recent version installed to ensure the program runs correctly and to avoid any system issues.
You don’t need to be an IT expert to install it. Just make sure it’s running and working, and keep it updated to ensure video and audio is optimized on your PC and within the apps that use multimedia drivers.
In terms of programming, DirectX is a library of APIs: tools which allow software to write instructions directly to audio and video hardware, improving multimedia performance. Among the many included in DirectX, the most important are: Direct3D for 3D graphics rendering; DirectSound, DirectShow and DirectMusic for audio recording and reproduction, videos, and music tracks; DirectSetup for installing components into DirectX; and DirectInput for advanced input for games and processes input from joysticks, mouses, keyboards, etc.