H.264/AVC Encoder

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H.264/AVC DirectShow video encoder.

Deprecated, replaced by QuickSync Encoder


H.264/AVC Encoder is a high-quality H.264/AVC video encoder with Intel® Quick Sync support.

Why H.264?

H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is the latest motion compensation-based video compression technology available today. At only half the bandwidth of MPEG-2, H.264 provides better video quality due to a deblocking filter that helps smooth the sharp edges between macroblocks. Because of this, H.264 is especially suited for HD video.

H.264 is used in:

  • HDTV broadcasting
  • Digital Cinema
  • CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) and Video Surveillance
  • Web players and YouTube-like video sharing sites
  • Blue-ray optical discs


  • Supports Baseline profile (BP), Main profile (MP), Extended profile (XP) and High profile (HiP).
  • Multicore/Hyper Threading support.
  • MMX/SSE/SSE2/SSE3 ASM optimization.
  • I, P and B slices.
  • AVC-Intra support.
  • AVC1 file and byte stream formats support.
  • Field or frame pictures.
  • The following color spaces are accepted at the input: YUY2, UYVY, YVYU, Y422, NV12, YV12, I420, v210, r210, RB16, BR16, AR16, AB16. All these color spaces are converted to NV12 for encoding.

Specifications and description of user interfaces can be found in the .idl file in the \Idl folder of the filter installation directory.

Supported Standards

  • ITU-T H.264
  • ISO/IEC 14496-10 – MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding

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