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  • Anticipated direction info for Media SDK 2015 for Linux Servers

    In the spirit of open communication, we've assembled current plans for our 2015 Linux product. This includes some changes in supported Linux distributions and hardware.  

    For more information please see the article below:

    Any feedback you may have is appreciated.  Thanks!


    Why cann't Intel® Media SDK Interoperability sample run successfully on my computer?

    I downloaded the Intel® Media SDK Interoperability sample from developer zone(, wondering how to use Intel® Media SDK and OpenCL™ technology together for efficient video decoding and fast post-processing. But saddly, the running program came up with such a result:

    performance on latest release

    Hi Guys,

        sorry not to go through all your posts ,  i also don't know whether other customers have submitted this requirement:

        1. performance data on INTEL GPU like 720p / D1 /CIF / 1080P decode / encode etc.

        2. performance data on INTEL CPU (core,xeon) like  720p / D1 /CIF / 1080P decode / encode etc.

       much appreciated that you could share upper performance data !!! really thanks!



    MDK support other vendor‘s GPU

    Hi Guys, 

       as mentioned in sdk doc, MDK support OS-insfrastructure D3D on Windows or VA API on Linux , does it mean MDK can also support different vendor's GPU like NVIDIA / AMD ,which can provide D3D API on windows and VA API on linux as usual.

      Or it only support INTEL related GPU as older MDK release mentioned?    

    Thanks in advance!


    Installation of Intel Media SDK

       Hello , 

       I want to install Intel Media SDK on my haswell box but on running command :  

       $lspci -nn  | grep VGA   

       it shows :

       03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ASPEED Technology, Inc. ASPEED Graphics Family [1a03:2000] (rev 30)

      but in the installation pre-requisites it is asking for the 

      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 02)

      So , is there any way of installing the Intel Media SDK on my machines VGA compatible controller ?

    Session initialization error: MFX_ERR_UNSUPPORTED

    I have a problem creating a decoder, just doing the session initialization it returns: MFX_ERR_UNSUPPORTED.
    mfxIMPL impl = MFX_IMPL_AUTO_ANY;
    mfxVersion ver = { { 0, 1 } };
    mfxStatus status = Initialize(impl, ver, &_mfxSession, NULL);
    MSDK_CHECK_RESULT(status, MFX_ERR_NONE, status);

    Creating a session for an Encoder in the same program there is no problem.

    The environment of the application is the as follows:

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