Since the Intel Media Server Studio seems to no longer be sold by Intel - does this mean that the HEVC Software encode plugin
can now be included in commercial products for unlimited distribution?
On the webpage https://software.intel.com/en-us/media-sdk it states
Note Intel® Media Server Studio is no longer available but you can access its features in other products:
However the redist.txt in the Intel Media SDK 2019 R1 still lists that dll as a Limited Distribution Redistributable:
List of Limited Distribution Redistributables:
Intel(R) Media Software Development Kit 2018 R2 - HEVC Encoder:
If you would like to purchase licenses for use with computer systems that contain additional or unlimited processor sockets, or to distribute additional or unlimited copies of Your Product, please contact your Intel sales representative or reseller, or visit https://software.intel.com/en-us/media-server-studio-pro
Is it just that the redist.txt was not updated correctly for the 2019 R1 release and that there are no longer any limited distribution requiremetns for it ?
yes currently we only make Windows software so only asking about the Windows re-distro now - but in the next year or so we may be making linux versions so would be good to know for that for the future too. but Windows is the main priority now