I have compiled the transcode sample from the Media SDK Beta 3.0, and I have tried to run it on three different processors, after having installed the SDK on each:i7 930 Bloomfield (OK)i7 720QM Clarksfield laptop (OK now)Quad Q6600 Kentsfield (OK now)When Init fails, the error code is (-3) MFX_ERR_UNSUPPORTED. I would have thought it would work on the Clarksfield, as CPU-Z shows the exact same processor capabilities as the Bloomfield (SSE up to and incl. 4.2), same Family and Ext Family.EDIT: I got it working on both other processors, by running from the bin\\win32 folder. Even though the SDK was installed, running from elsewhere fails. So it appears to look for the DLL relative to where it was compiled from, not an absolute path.EDIT2: From the list of 2nd gen Core processsors athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge, I see that none of the above qualify, so the Media SDK runs in software mode only on all of them :(
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