2017 R2 Release: What's New in Intel® Media Server Studio

Published: 01/04/2017  

Last Updated: 01/04/2017

By Yan Liu

We are pleased to announce the release of Intel® Media Server Studio 2017 R2! This release provides:

  • AVC Encode Performance and Stability Enhancements
  • Hardware-accelerated HEVC Encode Skip Frame to Ensure HRD Compliance
  • AVC and MPEG-2 Visual Quality Improvements

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2017 R2 Community and Essentials Editions New Features

New Intel® Media SDK features


  • HEVC encode Skip Frame to ensure HRD compliance (preview)
  • Visual quality improvements
    • MPEG-2 encode new kernel
    • MPEG-2 and AVC encode panic mode control
  • AVC FEI performance and stability improvements
    • FEI PAK (preview): big surface pool support, SPS/PPS insertion, I frame support, Hierarchical B support
  • VPP Advanced Deinterlace with Scene Change Detection visual quality optimization
  • VPP GPU hang reporting
  • OpenCL AVC Device Side VME, API for VEBOX (preview)


  • Performance improvement on codename Skylake processors1 via Slice Shutdown
  • Windows Server* 2016 support

New Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications Features

1Technical specifications apply. See also performance benchmarks and product details for more information.

OpenCL and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos.

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.