Tag: H.264

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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AMD’s three ways to spell “enhancement”

From AMD AMF SDK documentation, AMF_Video_Encode_API.pdf: The typos are not a big deal for development, even though the symbol with the typo is a shortcut to a string with the same typo: #define AMF_VIDEO_ENCODER_NUM_TEMPORAL_ENHANCMENT_LAYERS L”NumOfTemporalEnhancmentLayers” The SDK offers a good frontend to AMD VCE hardware encoders, however there are a few unfortunate problems: documentation is…

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NVIDIA H.264 Encoder Media Foundation Transform’s REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG

For already years Nvidia’s H.264 video encoder Media Foundation Transform has been broken giving REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG “Class not registered” failure in certain circumstances, like main display is not the one connected to Nvidia video adapter. As simple as this: CoInitialize(NULL); MFStartup(MF_VERSION); class __declspec(uuid(“{60F44560-5A20-4857-BFEF-D29773CB8040}”)) CFoo; // NVIDIA H.264 Encoder MFT CComPtr<IMFTransform> pTransform; const HRESULT nCoCreateInstanceResult = pTransform.CoCreateInstance(__uuidof(CFoo));…

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