Intel® Media SDK

A cross-platform API for developing media applications on Windows*

  • Fast video playback, encode, processing, media format conversion and video conferencing
  • Acceleration of RAW video and image processing
  • Audio decode & encode support

Take your client and mobile media applications for Windows* to the next level with Intel Media SDK acceleration.

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Foundation: Media SDK

Use the cross-platform API to get fast video playback, encoding and processing to applications for Windows.


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Plug-in: Media RAW Accelerator for Windows*

Design products delivering visually stunning media by enabling RAW photo and 4K RAW video processing. This feature is builds on top of the Media SDK.


Plug-in: Audio for Windows*

Add a plug-in to deliver quality sound with audio encode & decode for AAC. MPEG-1 & MPEG-2


What's New

  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors support
  • 10 bit HEVC decoder & encoder, VP9 decoder
  • Learn more in this blog

Technical Specifications

Required Hardware:

  • 3rd Generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processors
  • Intel® Core™ M processors
  • Selected SKUs of Intel® Celeron™, Intel® Pentium™ and Intel® Atom™ processors with Intel HD Graphics supporting Intel® Quick Sync Video.

Required OS: Microsoft Windows* 7/8.1/10

Supported Languages: C and C++


Looking for enterprise grade hardware accelerated codecs for high density cloud transcoding, enhanced programmability or Linux support?

Intel® Media Server Studio: A comprehensive suite including the Media SDK, runtimes, graphics drivers, analysis tools and more. Preferred choice for server applications.

Si desea conocer información más detallada sobre optimización de los compiladores, lea nuestro Aviso de optimización.