Well first I must remind you that the Intel Media SDK supports Windows Vista or Windows 7. Please see the release notes. That being said, We made some changes in the Media SDK 2012 that allows those filters to connect to VMR9. I suggest that you upgrade the Media SDK to the current version before tackling the task of writing a color converter.
I just installed V3.0 SDK and dont see any difference. Cant connect to VMR9. Output pin shows NV12 as the only possible type (as does your 3.0 documentation of the H264 decoder). Am I missing something?
I also read that you were going to add the ability to override the max_dec_frame_buffering parameter to reduce latency for realtime/live applications but I dont see this in the docs either. I know the underlying IPP library APIs support it but I thought there was going to be an interface in the prebuilt filter in the SDK 3.o.