The Intel Media SDK 2014 is now available for download!

The Intel Media SDK 2014 is now available for download!

Intel® Media SDK 2014 is now available for download.
http://software.intel.com/en-us/vcsource/tools/media-sdk 

For details please refer to the release notes: http://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/mediasdk_release_notes.pdf 

Intel® Media SDK 2014 introduces API version 1.8, which is backwards compatible with previous API versions. Below is a list of new feature highlights:
- User plug-in API has been extended to provide greater flexibility, specialized for Decode, Encode and VPP, to provide ease of use interfaces for integration of user-defined functions into Intel Media SDK pipelines. 
- Manual control of VPP de-interlacing algorithm (BOB or advanced)
- Several new encoder options are exposed via mfxExtCodingOption2 structure, such as BRefType
- A few new encoder rate control modes were added, such as ICQ and VCM
- Introducing new Intel Media SDK Audio Library supporting mp3 and AAC codecs. For more info about this library please refer to the Intel Media Solutions Portal: http://software.intel.com/en-us/media-solutions-portal
- The new release also introduces support for media container muxing and demuxing(split). Container formats: MPEG TS and MPEG-4 are supported
- Also available from the Intel Media Solutions Portal are HEVC software decode and encode plug-ins

Note that the new SDK uses a brand new package structure. Samples are now distributed separately from the main package as standalone sample packages.  More info about sample enhancements can be found here:
http://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/MediaSDK%20Sample%20Guide.pdf

Please also refer to the Media SDK Developer Guide for common topics related to usage of the SDK.
http://download-software.intel.com/sites/default/files/Intel_Media_Devel...

Best Regards,
The Media SDK Product Team

 

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Why Intel Media SDK Audio Library  isn't offered as try before buy similar to HEVC?

also "Intel® Media SDK 2013 for Servers" would be nice to be offered as try before buy but that's old news..

also it's too early to say if this SDK brings some enhancements for 2014 Intel processors (Broadwell)?

i.e. can we expect for example HEVC HW decoding on 2014 platforms?

Thanks,

Oscar.

 

 

Hi Oscar,

We unfortunately do not provide evaluation build of the Audio library. We hope to make this option available on the portal soon

In the meantime, if you want to try our the functionality now, I suggest you purchase a copy of the library. If you are not happy with the set of features, or if you deem the feature set not applicable to your needs, you can get a refund at any time.

Regarding SDK enhancements for next generation Core processor.  The new API exposes some features that will turned on later this year as the next gen. processors become available.  There are plans to release a processor graphics version of HEVC decoder later this year, but this will not use fixed function HW acceleration blocks.

Regards,
Petter

Hi,

Does Intel® Media SDK 2014 support HW  HEVC encoder and decoder?

SDK released but as always no driver support for the new API. Software Developer cannot properly checkout the new features without driver support. Nvidia and AMD providing the users with beta drivers in such cases, Intel is unable to do the same. It really annoys me.

Hi,

Intel Core Processor platforms currently do not have fixed function HW HEVC codec capability. This is a feature that may be supported in future Intel Processors.  On that note, there are plans to release a "hybrid" (utilizing EUs of the Core Processor graphics unit) HEVC decoder later this year.

Regarding the concern about graphics driver support. This is the planned and intended behavior. Many of the new features exposed by the new Media SDK API 1.8 were designed for the next generation Core processor which will be available later this year. Intel Graphics driver supporting that processor is not yet available. When available, it will expose HW acceleration path for the 1.8 API. In the meantime, developers are free to explore the 1.8 API using the SW path (note that not all 1.8 features are available for the SW path).

Regards,
Petter

Is there a list for what features I need a next generation CPU? I'm using Haswell.

Hi Michael,

The next generation Intel Core Processor has yet to be released. The detailed feature set (including performance benchmarks) will not be available for external audience until the Processor is close to launch.

Regards,
Petter

All new 1.8 features require a next generation CPU called Broadwell, I did not know.

Hi Michael,

It is not strictly true that API 1.8 pertains to just next generation Core Processor capabilities. For instance HEVC codec id, deinterlace control, audio and lookahead control improvements are not dependent on next gen. Core.

Regards,
Petter

That's what I asked earlier, your answer in posting #8 sounded like the 1.8 features requires Broadwell. I have to try it out and see if it works or not on Haswell.

Where can I Download the 2013r2 version please

 

To offer a simpler, cleaner interface only the most recent Intel Media SDK is available on the website.  In general, functionality is added with each release.  For now there isn't a good way to access previous releases.  However, if you could share more details about your request it could help our product planners better understand distribution requirements.

Regards, Jeff  

Is there a Reference Manual for this version? Or should a previous Reference Manual be used temporarily/permanently? The Developer Guide is a nice start, but it doesn't for instance include descriptions of many of the options for configuring Encoders and the like.

Tony Pabon (Intel)'s picture

The updated reference manual is installed with the download as it was with previous versions.  The default location is "C:\Program Files\Intel\Media SDK 2014 for Clients\doc"

-Tony

why there is no linux support?

Tony Pabon (Intel)'s picture

A developer license for "Intel(r) Media SK 2014 for Servers", which includes support for Linux servers is available for purchase on the Media Solutions Portal here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/media-solutions-portal

 

-Tony

software.intel.com/sites/default/files/MediaSDK2014R2Clients.zip

New Media SDK and no new post? It introduces API 1.9, does this driver below support API 1.9?

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23886/a08/GFX_Win7_8_8.1_64_10.18.10.362...

Tony Pabon (Intel)'s picture

Hi,

Yes, Intel® Media SDK 2014 R2 for Clients with API 1.9 definition was released May 12 on the Media Solutions Portal.

The Intel® Media SDK Runtime included in the new graphics driver you mention supports the interface, however the availability of each feature is dependent on the specific platform.  (Claiming support for API 1.9 or 1.10 does not mean that all new functions are actually available for use on the platform you might be running.  Application code should be sure to properly check error conditions when initializing).  The same Intel® Media SDK Runtime may be a component of drivers on other platforms, and listing API support can simply mean that the library knows how to properly say "unsupported".

-Tony

Are the AdaptiveI and AdaptiveB options available on Haswell and supported by the current driver?
 

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