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The Advanced Media Framework (AMF) SDK provides developers with optimal access to AMD devices for multimedia processing

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Advanced Media Framework (AMF) SDK

AMF is a light-weight, portable multimedia framework that abstracts away most of the platform and API-specific details and allows for easy implementation of multimedia applications using a variety of technologies, such as DirectX 11, OpenGL, and OpenCL and facilitates an efficient interop between them.

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  • Windows
    • Windows® 7 (SP1 with the Platform Update) (AMF v1.4.18.0 and older)
    • Windows® 8.1 (AMF v1.4.0.0 and older)
    • Windows® 10, or Windows® 11
    • Windows Subsystem for Linux (DX12 Decoder and Converter Only)
    • Visual Studio® 2017 or Visual Studio® 2019
  • Linux
    • AMF runtime is available in the Pro driver as an optional component. Driver and AMF component installation instructions are available on the Wiki page.
    • RHEL 8.4 / 7.9
    • CentOS 8.4 / 7.9
    • Ubuntu 20.04.2 / 18.04.5 HWE
    • SLED/SLES 15 SP3
  • AMF SDK is backward compatible with all previous driver versions.
  • Version 1.4.23: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.12.1 ( or newer. Added new Auto LTR encoder mode, additional encoder usage presets and encoder statistics/feedback.
  • Version 1.4.21: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.10.1 ( or newer. Added PSNR/SSIM score feedback, new QVBR rate control mode and LTR mode for encoders, added HDR support for HEVC encoder and color converter, new EncoderLatency sample app.
  • Version 1.4.18: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 20.11.2 or newer. Added Pre-Encode filter within Pre-Processing component in 1.4.18.
  • Version 1.4.9 or later requires Vulkan SDK for some samples: and AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 ( or newer. This version supports Linux (see for driver support)
  • Version 1.4.4 or later requires OCLSDKLight: Previous versions of AMF require the AMD APP SDK (Version 3.0 or later), Windows 10 SDK (Version 10586). This version requires AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.7.2 (17.30.1041) or newer
  • Version 1.4: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.1.1 (16.50.2611) or newer
  • Version 1.3: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3 (16.30.2311) or newer

The AMF framework is compatible with most recent Radeon GPUs starting with the Southern Islands family and APUs of the Kabini, Kaveri, Carrizo families and newer.

Getting Started

  • Visual Studio solutions can be found in the
  • Additional documentation can be found in the
  • To build samples on Linux use 'makefile' in

Third-Party Software

  • FFmpeg is distributed under the terms of the LGPLv2.1.


  • AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, and combinations thereof are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Microsoft, DirectX, Visual Studio, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • OpenGL and the oval logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries worldwide.
  • OpenCL and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos.
  • Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are registered trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc.

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