Only Windows Vista and Windows 7 are currently supported.
There is more information on support for other OSes in this thread:
Thank you for bringing this up. We will post here and elsewhere as soon as we have more on this topic.
Hi again Vassili,
I'd like to track down more details on when support might be available for your case. Could you tell us a bit more about the system(s) you are targeting? Information like processor number would be helpful sincethere are several graphics options available on ourserverprocessors.
Current system weare targeting is a server system with SuperMicro C7Q67 motherboard with Intel Q67 Express chipset and single 2nd generationIntel Core i7-2600K processor and Windows Server 2008 as installedOS, but currently we testing only with Windows 7, because driver is not available for server platform. This configuration is OK forencoding of raw video streams from several camera's with normal framerate orone or two camera's with high framerate (>300 fps)though more powerfull configurations are will be pleased.
There is also annoying problem that there is impossible to use hardware acceleration during video encoding process runnig as a service (I've previously posted about it), eventhere is no GUI used and there is no need init in our case.
Since the 2600K is considered a desktop processor (more info at ark.intel.com) the graphics driver and Media SDK are only validatedfor Windows 7 and Vista. Media SDK supportwith Windows Server 2008 is being investigated for some server class processors, but no official plans or timelines are available yet. As covered previously, using Media SDK as a service may also need to wait on developments for other operating systems.
Since one of the benefits of Media SDK is a high-level API , progressin yourWindows 7 environment should port easily. We will get the message out as soon as the supported platforms list changes.
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There are several graphics options for this family of processors. On ark.intel.com check the "Graphics Specifications" section. If Quick Sync Video is listed there is at least a possibility for Media SDK hardware acceleration to work.
However, as I mentioned before, Media SDKhardware accelerationvia the graphics driverfor these processors is still under investigation. Please stay tuned.
OK, we are going to test with Xeon E3 processor. What do we have to do in order to install Intel HD Graphics driver under Windows 2008 server and get HW acceleration?
Which driver can I install on Windows Server 2008? I can't find driver specific for Windows Server 2008, only for Windows 7/Vista, which cannot to be installed correctly, after install and reboot the screen becomes black and is impossible to do anything except to reboot in safe mode and remove drivers. Therewas also no Media SDK folder in Program Files created.
Yes, Xeon E3 has HD Graphics 3000 and supports Intel Quick Sync. It's Intel Xeon E3-1275
Sorry for delay - I didn't paid attention that there is second page also )
I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on a new machine running with a Core i7 2600K.
I enabled "Desktop Experience" and installed the latest Windows 7 drivers for the Intel HD Graphics 3000 and everything is working fine.
Thank you Nina for your help, this is the only place where I found info on installing drivers on a Windows Server 2008 R2.
I wanted to take advantage of the QuickSync and bought a Z68 board especially to be able to overclock and use the built-in graphics for video encoding.
Thanks again :)
When Intel Graphics Media Accelerator driver setup running on Windows Server 2008 (note: not R2!), you can see that setup creates registry entries for dispatcher and hardware accelerator, but in the "C:\Program Files\Common Files" the directory "Intel" with "Media SDK\s1\2.0" sub directory was not created and no files copied in it ofcourse.
I ve manually copied all needed files in it, and it seems that hardware acceleration works, though regularly Iget black screen and not responsive system. The driver seems to be unstable on Windows Server 2008.