May 22, 2016

Live Transcoder for Nimble Streamer

Our company introduces Transcoder for Nimble Streamer. It's a premium add-on for Nimble Streamer which has wide set of capabilities to decode, transform and encode live streaming media.

Input specs


The Transcoder takes the following content

  • H.264, MPEG2 video
  • AAC, MP3, MP2, Speex audio

The input protocols are

  • RTMP pulled and published
  • RTSP pulled and announced
  • MPEG-TS via HTTP and UDP

Content processing


Our Transcoder has low resource usage and high performance.
  • Each stream is decoded just once
  • Multiple transcoding threads are used on multiple CPU cores
  • Encoding is done once after all transformations
  • A pass-through mode for non-changed media can be applied.
As it's a native application for Linux, Windows and Mac on x64 and ARM, it can be installed on the majority of popular OSes.

Output spec

The output content is encoded as H.264/AAC with pass-through support for known codecs.

The supported output protocols are

Applying FFmpeg™ filters


A wide set of existing FFmpeg filters can be applied to the processed content.
  • Filters are applied without streams interruption
  • 4 different strategies for adding key frames alignment
  • Resize or crop to create multiple resolutions
  • Graphic overlays, picture-in-picture video
  • Make filtering chains without additional decoding
  • Audio transrating, e.g. 256Kbps to 192Kbps
  • Audio re-sampling, e.g. 44KHz to 22KHz
  • Mix several audio sources
  • Add any custom or third-party filter

Hardware acceleration


Live Transcoder supports hardware acceleration:


 Web UI for transcoding scenarios


WMSPanel provides excellent web interface for controlling and reporting media servers which works in any web browser.
Now we applied the same principles to transcoder workflow control:
  • Create any chain of transcoding for both video and audio.
  • Set up filters in a couple of clicks.
  • Drag-n-drop elements of transcoding scenario.
  • Apply changes without interruption of live streaming.
  • Apply settings to multiple servers in a few clicks.
The following YouTube channel playlist shows the UI:



Affordable price


The Transcoder is provided per monthly subscription with an affordable pricing. With Nimble Streamer being low resource high-efficiency software, you can be sure that your total cost of ownership will be as low as possible.



Visit Nimble Streamer Transcoder website to install it and try in action.

Contact us if you have any questions or feature requests, we'll appreciate your feedback.

Related documentation


Troubleshooting Live TranscoderLive streaming capabilities of Nimble Streamer, Building streaming infrastructure with Nimble Streamer

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