Intel® Media Server Studio 2017

Innovate and optimize enterprise-grade video delivery and cloud graphics applications and solutions for data center, cloud, and network usages

  • Deliver fast, high quality real-time video transcoding in broadcasting, OTT live and VOD; and in cloud gaming and remote desktop solutions
  • Access hardware accelerated codecs and programmable graphics on the latest Intel® processors
  • Speed transition to higher frame rates and resolutions
  • Reduce infrastructure and development costs
  • Optimize solutions with advanced performance and quality analyzers
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Intel Media Server Studio is a comprehensive software development tool suite for data center, cloud, and network media solutions for transcoding, live and over-the-top (OTT) broadcasting and streaming, cloud gaming, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and video conferencing. It simplifies development of media applications by including state-of-the-art components and features for tailoring visual quality versus performance. The tool suite supports both Linux* and Windows Server*, and provides Intel® Media and OpenCL™ SDKs, runtimes, graphics drivers, advanced performance, and quality analysis tools. These capabilities allow developers to achieve real-time 4K@60fps HEVC decode and encode, and up to 18 AVC full HD at 30 fps transcoding sessions on select SKUs of the latest platforms based on Intel® Xeon® and 6th generation Intel® Core® processors.1

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Video Transcoding

Multistream Performance: HEVC on Intel Xeon Processors1 (1xRT = 30 fps)1

Number of Real-Time (30 fps) Streams

Number of Real-Time (60 fps) Streams

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Baseline Configuration: 15 real-time HD AVC-HEVC or 4 realtime UHD AVC-HEVC transcode , 8 real-time HD HEVC-HEVC or 2 realtime UHD HEVC-HEVC transcode using Intel® Media SDK (target usage 7), all content 8-bit 4:2:0. Benchmark platform configuration: Processor: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1585Lv5 at 3.0 GHz, ring at 3.0 GHz, and GT at 1.15 GHz; primary BIOS version: SKLSE2R1.R00.B104.B01.1511110114; driver: Platform: RVP11 halo fab 2; operating system: Windows* 8.1 x64 Enterprise, 16 GB memory, 2 DIMMS 2133 MHz, one socket, four cores, Iris® Pro graphics P580, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled, and Next Generation Intel® Virtualization Technology enabled.†

Intel® Media Server Studio Editions

  • Community - Access hardware-accelerated codecs and programmable graphics on Intel processors1 through the Intel Media SDK, runtimes, graphics drivers, Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ applications, and more.
  • Essentials - Includes the Community edition with Priority Support, with direct, private access to our media technical experts.
  • Professional - Includes the Essentials edition, plus HEVC codec components and audio codecs, Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzer, Video Quality Caliper stream quality analyzer, Premium Telecine Interlace Reverser, and more.

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Additional Advanced Media Tools

Intel® Video Pro Analyzer and Intel® Stress Bitstreams and Encoder provide advanced and expert-level analysis, debugging, and validation tools for decoder and encoder experts, and help your media solutions and processing development meet customer expectations.

Intel® Video Pro Analyzer

Improve video quality with advanced video analysis software tools for HEVC, VP9, AVC and MPEG-2 video coding standards. Provides deep inspection of the entire encode and decode process, tests and debugs media encoders, analyzes streams, provides advanced statistics reporting, innovates for UHD, and more.


Intel® Stress Bitstreams and Encoder

Ensure the robustness of HEVC, VP9, and AVS2 decoders. Validate and debug enterprise-grade media products; ensure performance with memory bandwidth stress, visual and error resilience streams. Create custom bitstreams for testing and optimize the pool of streams. Accelerate test validation cycles and speed time to market.


Intel® Media SDK - Use to develop client, IoT/embedded, and mobile media applications for Windows* and Linux*

† Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to Product Performance. Features and benefits may require an enabled system and third party hardware, software, or services. Consult your system provider.

Optimization Notice:Our compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product user and reference guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice. Notice revision #20110804.

1Specific hardware technical specifications apply. See performance benchmarks and the Details page or more information.