I downloaded the Media SDK 2013.
This comes with a precompiled app that is called Intel Media SDK Browser.
Through this, you can access sample_encode.exe
This encodes the test_stream.yuv into res.264. This can be played with the sample media player - GUI player app - through the SDK browser. No problems here. It shows a low resolution river for a few seconds.
Now, import the sample_encode solution to VS2010, compile, run with the exact same command line arguments that the example used, get a .264 file out. Play that file. It is smeared garbage.
I am running windows7 64bit, and have a i7-3820QM, so it is working in SW only.
Anybody else see this or know how to fix it?