I'm running the sample_encode.exe sample that came with the SDK and for some reason it crashes when I turn on hardware mode. Any idea why?
Regarding my hardware, when I look at the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, I find a Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 running at 3 GHz (quad core) and my graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro 600.
Also the sample YUV file that was included happens to be very noisy picture, so I tried another one and it also crashes when I use the YUV file that I found instead of the sample one. I have attached both of them, even though I assume you already have one of them.. is it noisy for you too if you run it in another program? I used VLC as well as trying a couple other tools.