Tag: Media Foundation

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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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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Injecting raw audio data into media pipeline (Russian)

I am reposting a Q+A from elsewhere on injecting raw audio data obtained externally into Windows API media pipeline (in Russian). Q: … какой самый простой способ превратить порции байтов в формате PCM в сжатый формат, например WMA используя только средства Windows SDK? […] я так понял, что без написания своего фильтра DirectShow (DS) –…

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