Intel’s bsn program, which enables developers to stream video and audio files on their PCs and workstations, has been expanded to include a new advanced feature.
The bsn_accelerated_btsn feature adds a new mode to the BSN processor that enables accelerated video encoding, including encoding with MPEG-4 AVC or VP8, as well as a new video-acceleration mode called bn_encoder_optimizer.
These enhancements make it possible for video and video-encoded content to be streamed and played back at significantly higher bitrates than would otherwise be possible.
The new bn.accelerator_optimizers feature lets developers encode and playback video files with higher bitrate capabilities that can be streamed to PCs and mobile devices at a significantly higher quality than would be possible without the feature.
The new bsn.accel_optimizes feature, however, allows the video stream to be transcoded to high-bitrate MP4, Ogg Vorbis, and H.264 video formats.
Intel’s bn._accelerators feature allows developers to encode and play video files at higher bit rate than would normally be possible by enabling the encoder to use its own hardware to decode and play the video files.
This feature was previously available to the bn processor only.
The bn_.accelerates feature allows the encoders to decode video files that use the Intel hardware to encode.
Intel said it added these new bsns and bn.-accelerate features to the new bsc.acb program in order to allow developers to more easily implement accelerated video compression.
The program, the company said, was originally designed to support encoding and playback of MPEG-2 video files, but it can now support any video format supported by the bsc program.
The Intel bsc_accel feature was first available in the Intel Xeon processors.