Author: Roman

Minefields of Intel Media SDK

When it comes to vendor specific SDK for hardware assisted video encoding, Intel Media SDK is perhaps the oldest one among current vendors: Intel, NVIDIA, AMD. And also surprisingly the worst one. All three vendors are offering their SDKs for really close capabilities, however the kits are designed and structured differently. If NVIDIA and AMD…

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Getting MF_E_TRANSFORM_NEED_MORE_INPUT from Video Processor MFT’s ProcessOutput just to let it take next input

Another example how Microsoft Media Foundation can be annoying in small things. So we have this Video Processor MFT transform which addresses multiple video conversion tasks: The video processor MFT is a Microsoft Media Foundation transform (MFT) that performs colorspace conversion, video resizing, deinterlacing, frame rate conversion, rotation, cropping, spatial left and right view unpacking,…

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MediaFoundationDxgiCapabilities: with AMF SDK H.264 encoder related data

Yet another post on AMD AMF SDK and hopefully a helpful tool reference. I updated one of the capability discovery applications (MediaFoundationDxgiCapabilities) so that it includes a printout of AMFVideoEncoderVCE_AVC related properties similarly as they are printed for Nvidia video adapters. Information includes: runtime version (and its availability in first place!) maximal resolution, profile and…

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Runtime H.264 encoder setting changes with AMD H.264 hardware MFT

One more AMD MFT related post for now. Some time ago I mentioned that Intel’s implementation of hardware H.264 video encoder Media Foundation Transform (MFT) is not implementing correctly runtime change of encoding settings. Respective Intel Developer Zone submission has received no follow-up and, presumably, attention over time. At this time it was a good…

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