August 31, 2016

August news

In August we've added a few interesting features. But first...


Voting is now open for the 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards.

If you like our products, please find them as follows:
  • Encoding Software: Nimble Transcoder
  • Media Server: Nimble Streamer
Both products are listed under our company name Softvelum. You must enter a valid email address when you vote; you will receive a confirmation email when voting closes on September 26. You must click the link in that confirmation email for your vote to count.
You can read more about nominations on this page and vote.


Nimble Streamer now supports subtitles for VOD streaming via WebVTT, SRT and TTML formats. This support includes both single subtitle files and multiple files via SMIL.
SMIL sample files can be found in a new githib repo.

Read this article for more details.


We also extended codecs coverage for Nimble Streamer.
We introduced support for PCM, or G711, (both a-law and μ-law) audio codec.
It can be used as input for Nimble Streamer Live Transcoder for further transformation into AAC.
It also can be used for RTSP transmuxing - it will be passed through from input to output.

Mobile SDK

Our mobile SDK for Android now has new application graphics and layout. It's a lot nicer now - get it on Google Play to check.

Get it on Google Play

You can get our mobile SDK here.

Next month we'll introduce new graphics for iOS as well.

Minor updates

For those who extensively uses WMPSanel API we added a code for sample API proxy on our github.

If you need to get more information for analysis when trying to solve some Nimble-related issue, check Logging levels article. Once you need more details - just use the level you need.

The last but not the least update: check the State of Streaming Protocols for August 2016.

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