Advanced Media Framework SDK

Optimal access to AMD GPUs for multimedia processing.

The Advanced Media Framework SDK provides developers with optimal access to AMD GPUs for multimedia processing. 

Download the latest version - v1.4.18.0

This release adds the following features:

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphic cards.
  • Decode and color conversion support within DirectX® 12 pipeline.
  • Decode of VP9 and AV1 files on supported hardware.
  • Encode features to support importance maps, picture management, output timeout, statistics and throughput ceilings.
  • Pre-Encode filter within Encode Pre-Processing component.
  • Updated samples with Pre-Encode filter and frame injection functionality.


The AMF SDK may be used in developing wireless display, remote desktop, video editing, transcode and playback applications. Specifically, developers can use the AMF SDK for accessing AMD media accelerators for video encoding and decoding and color space conversions.

The AMF SDK allows optimization of application performance by utilizing CPU, GPU compute shaders and hardware accelerators for media processing. These optimizations are applicable to a wide range of applications such as gaming or content creation. Programming of AMD Video Engines (UVD and VCE blocks) is also an important part of the functionality that AMF provides to developers.


  • AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 20.2.1 ( or later.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • AMF 1.4.4 or later requires OCL_SDK_LIGHT.  Previous versions require  AMD APP SDK (Version 3.0 or later),  Microsoft® Windows® 10 SDK (Version 10586 as required by the build solution) and some samples require the Microsoft® Foundation Class Library.
  • Examples are built with Visual Studio® 2013, Visual Studio® 2015, Visual Studio® 2017, and Visual Studio® 2019.

Version history

  • Encode pre-analysis component to improve the perceived quality of encoded video.

Requires AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson 16.7.3 (16.30.2311) or later

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