In the meantime there's the reference SVC software (http://ip.hhi.de/imagecom_G1/savce/downloads/SVC-Reference-Software.htm) and the OpenSVC library (http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensvcdecoder/) that are freely available. The second is LGPL and is quite fast.
However, the reference encoder could benefit from a few IPP primitives. ;)
This is 2 years old but since we never heard back, is there any update on this? H.264 SVC itself is 4 years old and is being used by quite a few applications. Will UMC support enhancement layers in the near future?
Intel Media SDK added support for MVC (3D) but I see no mention of SVC (Scalable). Does it really support AVC, MVC and SVC? Also, is Intel Media SDK built on top of the UMC codecs or were they rewritten from scratch for better features/performance/etc?
Not sure if this was already clarified, but Intel Media SDK does not support SVC! Currently, Intel Media SDK supports H.264 (AVC) encode/decode, MPEG2 encode/decode and VC1 decode. As part of Media SDK 3.0 (currently in beta) we also support MVC (S3D).
Thanks for the update Petter. Are there any plans to add SVC support to Media SDK and/or IPP/UMC? It's been standardized in 2007 and is seeing increased adoption lately, especially for videoconferencing.