What is the Intel Media SDK?
The Intel® Media Software Development Kit (Intel Media SDK) is a cross-platform application programming interface (API) for developing consumer and professional media applications, including video editing and processing, media conversion, streaming and playback, and video conferencing. The SDK makes it easy for developers to optimize applications for Intel HD Graphics’ fixed-function hardware acceleration, currently part of the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.
What is new in Intel Media SDK 2013?
The SDK is optimized to utilize the power of upcoming 4th generation Intel Core processors, codenamed “Haswell,” and now, Intel Atom® processor-based tablets for a consistently high-quality media experience. In addition to supporting accelerated H.264 encode and decode and video processing filters, the new SDK includes enhanced support for Windows 8, Microsoft DirectX 11, fully accelerated MPEG2 encode and MPEG/JPEG decode, and a Windows Store development sample. Use of Intel Media SDK 2013 also includes free licensing and source for integration with Open Source projects and Open CL* video workloads. The SDK is available as a free download here.
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