Microsoft DirectShow* filters

Features / Description

The Intel® Media Software Development Kit (Intel® Media SDK) Plug-ins Sample using Microsoft* DirectShow* demonstrates how to use the Intel® Media SDK Library with DirectShow filters to compress and decompress video files (streams).

This sample supports the following input/output formats for compressing/decompressing:

  • H.264 (AVC)
  • VC-1 (WMV)—decoding only
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • MVC—decoding only

System Requirements


  • IA-32 or Intel® 64 architecture processors with the Intel® Core™ processor or later is required for this Developer’s release.
  • 200 MB free hard disk space for this release.
  • The software implementation DLLs, libmfxsw32.dll and libmfxsw64.dll, requires compatible IA-32 or Intel® 64 architecture processor with support for Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 instructions.


  • Microsoft* Windows* Vista* with Service Pack 2, or Microsoft* Windows* 7 Operating System
  • Microsoft* Visual* C++ 2005 with Service Pack 1
  • For the Microsoft* DirectShow* samples: Microsoft Windows SDK 6.1 or greater