Download Intel® Media SDK for Windows*

This version supports 64-bit Intel® architecture on client, desktop, and mobile applications.

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  1. Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements listed on this page.
  2. Complete the registration form.
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What's Included

  • API header files
  • Library
  • Audio plug-in component
  • RAW Accelerator plug-in component
  • Dispatcher
  • Documentation and code samples

Minimum System Requirements

This release supports only 64-bit Windows* applications.

  • Processors with Intel® IA-32 or 64 architecture that support Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2. Core
  • Windows* 7, Windows 8.1, Windows® 10, and updates
  • DirectX* 11 functionality needs Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and updates
  • Visual C++* 2005 with service pack 1, or later


Release Notes

Installation Notes

  • Install the SDK and library files.
    Note Installation requires full administrative rights.
  • Set up the Microsoft Visual Studio* environment with the SDK and library directories.
  • Run the Intel_Media_SDK_20xx_xx.msi installer. The default installation directory is c:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\Intel(r)_Media_SDK_XXXX where XXXX is the year and version number.
  • After installation, restart your system to initialize INTELMEDIASDK_WINSDK_PATH and install the remaining files.


Post Installation

After installing the product, take advantage of a wide range of documentation and tutorials to help you get started quickly.


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