Encode and Decode Capabilities for 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and Newer


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This Intel® Developer Zone document lists the media encode and decode capabilities for 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors and newer.

What is encoding/decoding?

Video content is typically compressed and encoded into a specific format when it's stored on hard drives, DVDs, Blu-ray* products, tablets, mobile devices, or broadcast media. When the content is played, uploaded on the Internet, or copied, it must first be decoded and then re-encoded into the relevant format for your browser, video application, or device. 

The video encoding and decoding process uses video coding formats such as MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC or H.264), High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC or H.265), VP8, and many more. These formats all adhere to standard specifications. The dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology decode and encode quickly, allowing the processor time to complete other tasks and improve system responsiveness.

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Identify Your Intel® Graphics Controller
Supported APIs for Intel® Graphics Controllers
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support
Deep Color Support