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Media Applications


Speed video encoding, decoding, and processing in applications for Windows* and embedded Linux*.

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Streamline Development

Develop professional-grade media applications on Intel® platforms using the libraries, tools, and samples included in this SDK. Its single API enables hardware acceleration of workflows while helping developers tap into capabilities provided by Intel® Quick Sync Video.

  • Accelerate rich media performance. Significantly speed up video playback, encoding, processing, and media formatting conversion.
  • Cut product time to market. Prototype, optimize, and productize your media pipelines with a comprehensive, convenient API.
  • Speed transition to new codecs. Use efficient codecs with hardware acceleration to increase speed, compression, and quality.
  • Write once and run anywhere. Get full backward and forward compatibility across Intel® Core™, Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium®, and Intel Atom® processors.
  • Debug and customize quickly. Find and solve application bugs, port applications to new operating systems, and add new features using source code.


Who Needs Intel® Media SDK

Common Uses

Developers who need fast video encoding, decoding, processing, and media format conversion use this SDK for:

  • Desktop or mobile video players and editors
  • Video conferencing or streaming applications
  • 360-degree video and virtual reality solutions
  • Smart camera and network video recorder software
  • In-vehicle infotainment, heads-up display, and instrument cluster firmware

Do You Build Media Apps for Cloud & Network Environments?

Intel® Media Server Studio May Be Right for You

Innovate and optimize media applications and solutions for data center, cloud, and network use with this robust suite of software development tools. Perfect for over-the-top (OTT) broadcasting and streaming, cloud gaming, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

Build video solutions that deliver emerging ultra HD resolutions, high frame rates, 360-degree videos, virtual reality and more—especially when used with the latest platforms from Intel¹.

Try a free Community Edition or a 30-day trial of the Professional Edition for Linux* or Windows*.

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1 Rack density is based on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Moonshot* system with 45 cartridges. Each cartridge contains 1 Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1585L v5 for a total of 45 E3-1500 v5 processors per 4.3U chassis. Assuming 2U for top of rack switches, 9 4.3U chassis could fit in each rack, giving 9*45=405 sockets in a 42u rack. Processor AVC streams are 405*18=7290 and HEVC streams are 405*2=810.