System Requirements

Supported Processors

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 version 5, Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500 version 5 series
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 versions 4 series
  • 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors with Iris® Plus graphics, Intel® UHD Graphics, or Intel® HD Graphics 615, 620, 630, 655
  • 7th generation Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics and Intel HD Graphics 615, 620, 630, 640, 650
  • 6th generation Intel Core processors  with Iris® Pro graphics, Iris® graphics, or Intel® HD Graphics 580, 540, 530
  • 5th generation Intel Core processors with Iris Pro graphics, Iris graphics, or Intel HD Graphics 5500, 6000, 6100, 6200
  • Note Chipset must have processor graphics enabled. Make sure to check the datasheet.
    • Only the C226 server chipset is supported for Intel® Xeon® platform E3 version 4
    • Only the C236 server chipset is supported for Intel® Xeon® platform E3 version 5
  • Having a C226 or C236 chipset is necessary but not sufficient. Consult with a specific platform or board vendor regarding the processor graphics supported.
  • For CPU-only processing: 64-bit Intel® processors supporting the Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (Intel® SSE3)

Embedded Linux*

  • Celeron® processor N3350
  • Pentium® processor N4200
  • Intel Atom® processors E3930, E3940, and E3950

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7, 8.1
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Embedded Linux, Yocto Project* 2.0.3 Jethro - Kernel 4.1.27
  • Ubuntu* (Linux) and CentOS* 7.4
  • Supported distributions for the Linux Kernel: CentOS is the preferred operating system. Supported versions and kernels vary, based on the release. To find the correct kernel for the release you are using, see the release notes.


  • Windows: Visual C++* 2005 with service pack 1, or higher
  • Code samples: GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) G++, version 4.6 and CMake* version 2.8.0, or higher
  • Code samples with OpenCL™ applications: Code builder and graphics drivers for Intel® Media Server Studio are required

Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • OpenCL code, 1.2 and higher

Optional Hardware

  • HDMI* 1.4, eDP* 1.1, or a similar monitor or TV as a primary display
  • Active shutter glass


Intel® Collaboration Suite for WebRTC 

Create high-performance, reliable, and scalable real-time communication solutions with server and client tools to deliver RTC experiences with video conferencing capabilities.


Comprimato JPEG2000

This multithreaded CPU encoder uses graphics processors in 5th and 6th generation Intel® processors to deliver fast media processing with high-quality imagery and low latency in live and OTT streaming. Intel Media Server Studio users can now:

  • Transcode JPEG2000 contained in IMF, AS02, or MXF OP1a files to distribution formats like H.264 and HEVC
  • Enable software-defined processes of IP video streams in broadcast applications

Its popular, efficient wavelet compression technology (supporting 4K or 8K Ultra HD resolutions) uses a special parallel processing design for video encoding and decoding. Read More


Elecard Demultiplexer

Split MP4 and MPEG-2 transport and program streams into video and audio streams in applications based on Intel Media Server Studio. The demultiplexer recognizes these formats:


  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • H.264 (AVC)
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-1/2
  • VC-1


  • AAC
  • AMR
  • Dolby Digital* AC-3
  • HE-AAC
  • MPEG-1/2
  • PCM