Intel® Media Server Studio 2018 for Linux*

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, over-the-top (OTT) live and video on demand (VOD), and in cloud gaming and remote desktop solutions.
  • Access hardware accelerated codecs and programmable graphics on the latest Intel® processors.
  • Speed the transition to higher frame rates and resolutions.
  • Reduce infrastructure and development costs.
  • Optimize solutions with advanced performance and quality analyzers.

Data Center, Cloud, and Network Media Solutions

Use this comprehensive software development tool suite for transcoding live, over-the-top broadcasting, and streaming video, as well as for cloud gaming, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and video conferencing.

Created with simplicity in mind, Intel® Media Server Studio provides state-of-the-art components and features for tailoring visual quality versus performance. These components include Intel® Media SDK, Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ applications, as well as runtimes, graphics drivers, and advanced analysis tools. With this product, developers can achieve real-time 4K at 60 FPS HEVC decode and encode. Select SKUs for Intel® Xeon® and 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors get up to 18 AVC full HD at 30 FPS transcoding sessions.1

See what's new in the 2018 release (R2).

For Windows* platform developers, see the Intel Media SDK and download the free version.

To integrate computer vision and deep learning inference, download the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit.

Video Transcoding

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

Number of Real-Time Streams (30 FPS)

Number of Real-Time Streams (60 FPS)

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4K to 4K







Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates that are intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown." Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Benchmarks. See below for further notes and disclaimers.2


Intel Media Server Studio Editions

  • Professional: Includes the Essentials edition, plus HEVC codec components and audio codecs, Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzer, Video Quality Caliper stream quality analyzer, and more.

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

2 Baseline Configuration: 15 real-time HD AVC-HEVC or 4 real-time UHD AVC-HEVC transcode, 8 real-time HD HEVC-HEVC or 2 real-time 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.

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 Performance Benchmark Test Disclosure. 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 third-party 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.