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Target scenarios

Multi-Streamer is a cross-platform tool for real-time processing of multimedia data under Windows, Linux and macOS with a focus on four main application scenarios:

Input monitoring

  • detailed monitoring on different data levels
    • transmission:
      data rate, received / lost / retransmitted packets, avg. packet size, ..
    • demuxing:
      demuxed packets, current DTS value, average DTS difference, MPEG-TS PCR interval, content of MPEG-TS tables, ..
    • decoding:
      general codec attributes, H.264/HEVC/VVC frame types, current PTS value, average PTS difference, audio-to-video PTS drift, ..
  • monitoring of live data in real-time with simple numbers and curves over a period of many hours (e.g., record live monitoring data for the last 24 hours)

Conversion

  • efficient stream conversion
    • transcoding:
      switch the media codec of selected sub streams, reencode with different bitrate(s)
    • transmuxing:
      switch the media container, remux with different settings or for a different transmission protocol
    • media transformation:
      transform a SDI signal to IP packets and vice versa
  • optimized for processing multiple streams simultaneously (e.g., transform 8 or more SRT streams to SDI signals or vice versa)

Rerouting

  • restream selected media tracks, whereby the order can be explicitly configured
  • for SDI capturing/playback: split/merge the audio channels to new groups

Broadcasting

  • start multiple standalone SRT/RTMP/RTSP servers
  • service a single or multiple clients in parallel
  • no need for another application to start your own
on-demand service(s)

Use case studies

A selection of the most used scenarios.

Multi-input monitoring

Real-time observation of multiple streams on different abstraction layers: transmission, demuxing and decoding, including simple metric numbers and complex curves for a defined time period

SRT to SDI

Conversion of an SRT input stream with one or multiple audio channels to an SDI output signal

SDI to SRT

Conversion of an SDI input signal to an SRT output stream with one or multiple audio channels

License & account
General
  • Multi-Streamer starts each time with a free 15-minutes trial license (without any limitations)
  • for commercial usage or longer tests an authentication at the license system is needed via an individual account

  • each account can have one or more valid licenses, each license can be only active on one computer/server at the same time
Account creation & test license

1

Prepare Multi-Streamer

  • install Multi-Streamer from the download section
  • start the software and open the license configuration (via “Settings” > “License Settings” in the menu bar)

2

Create an account

  • click on the “Create Account” button in the license configuration
  • after entering your data you will get a verification mail
  • by entering the code from the verification mail, the account creation is completed

3

Test license

  • once your account has been created, you will find your 10-day test license in the license configuration
  • the test license works without any functional limitations to allow long-term testing
  • if you need more than one test license, contact us.
Commercial license

Our commercial license is designed to fit various streaming setups. It’s a flexible and cost-saving way to use Multi-Streamer:

  • modular design:
    our license consists of different input/output modules to suit your specific streaming needs.
  • multiple usage:
    each module type can be used multiple times within a single license. However, each module can only be active for one stream at a time.
  • flexible duration:
    you can license each module for a minimum period of 3 months, giving you the flexibility to adjust as your needs change.
Hardware requirements
Minimum system requirements
Windows Linux Mac
OS version Windows 10/11 (64 bit versions) Linux distribution with Flatpack support (Linux Mint and others) macOS Big Sur 11.0
CPU Intel/AMD 4-cores with SSE2 Intel/AMD 4-cores with SSE2 Intel 4-cores or M1/2/3
GPU NVidia/AMD/Intel graphics card, DX11/12-compatible NVidia/AMD/Intel graphics card AMD/Intel graphics card or iGPU
Memory 8GB 8GB 8GB
Hardware compatibility

We or customers have successfully tested the following SDI/HDMI/ST 2110 capture/playback devices.

AJA Video Systems capture and playback devices

Device SDI HDMI ST 2110
Corvid88      
Kona5  

Tested on Windows (x64)

Tested on Linux (x64)

Tested on macOS (x64 & Apple silicon)

Blackmagic DeckLink capture and playback devices

Device SDI HDMI ST 2110
8K Pro
8K Pro G2
8K Pro Mini
4K Extreme 12G
Studio 4K
SDI 4K
Quad HDMI Recorder
Quad 2
Duo 2
Duo 2 Mini
Mini Recorder 4K
Mini Monitor 4K
Mini Recorder HD
Mini Monitor HD
Micro Recorder
SDI Micro
IP HD
IP HD Optical
IP/SDI HD
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
UltraStudio 4K Mini
UltraStudio HD Mini
UltraStudio Recorder 3G
UltraStudio Monitor 3G

Tested on Windows (x64)

Tested on Linux (x64)

Tested on macOS (x64 & Apple silicon)

Download the latest version now

Version 1.3.1 (released: 04.04.2024).

Windows 10 or higher

Linux kernel 5.4 or higher

Coming in June

Download the latest version now

Version 1.3.1 (released: 04.04.2024).

Windows 10 or higher

Linux kernel 5.4 or higher

Coming in June