One of the significant improvements in MediaCoder 2011 RC is that Intel Media SDK Encoder is first time added to MediaCoder as an alternative accelerated H.264 encoder in addition to previous nVidia CUDA encoder. Intel’s encoder is hardware accelerated on Intel G45 and later platforms. It encodes H.264 as well as MPEG-2 off-loaded to GPU. Benchmarks are welcomed for encoding with Intel’s encoder working in MediaCoder. For more changes, please refer to the changelog.