Tag: utility

Sakura Bliss version of Direct3D 11 rendering and presentation load tool

I am sharing today one another tool which I am using to simulate load from time to time (such as the one against video/desktop streaming through Rainway). The application is rendering an HLSL variant of Sakura Bliss shadertoy (by Philippe Desgranges) using Direct3D 11 swap chain in DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_FLIP_DISCARD mode. For starters, the shader is mesmerizing…

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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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Embedding a Git reference at build time

A while ago I posted a tool that updates a [freshly built] binary version information resource and increments build numbers for version identification and tracking. This time it is a variant of the tool: the utility would check git details for a given repository clone and embed it as a string item of the version…

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Screen recording using Desktop Duplication API and hardware H.264 encoder

The application takes advantage of three powerful Windows APIs at a time: Desktop Duplication API Media Foundation Hardware H.264 Video Encoders MediaFoundationDesktopRecorder initializes a desktop duplication session and sends obtained desktop images to H.264 video encoder producing a standard MP4 recording. Optionally, it can add an audio track capturing data from one of the standard…

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