September 29, 2021

Q3 news: server playlists, conditional transcoding and more from RCA finalist

Softvelum team was continuously improving products set during Q3, here's what we've got for you this quarter.

We are excited to be the finalist of 2021 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards in Hardware/software Server category with our Nimble Streamer software media server. Huge thanks to all of our customers and partners who voted for us!

Nimble Streamer was improved with a few new features:

  1. Server playlist was introduced lately for Nimble Streamer. With that feature you can create live streams by composing VOD files into playlists to produce single live stream. The playlist is a JSON file with a simple grammar which allows setting streaming scenarios of various complexity. You can read full tech spec to get familiar with the feature and take a look at an example of generating NDI stream from local files. We'll keep adding more example of this feature usage.
  2. Conditional transcoding was added into Live Transcoder to enable transcoding pipelines based on incoming stream's resolution. You can set a condition based on height and/or width thus avoid unnecessary waste of your server resources. This is especially useful for creating ABR live streams.
  3. Nimble Streamer is now available on ARM64 platform. Take a look at this tab on installation page to see instructions for Raspbian and Ubuntu 20.04 for ARM64.

SLDP HTML5 Player SDK now has "self-serve": you can subscribe for it, define a list of domains to map and generate your own SDK package within less than a minute.

Our mobile team keeps improving our mobile products:

  1. Larix Broadcaster and respective SDKs were updated this quarter, take a look at a list of mobile SDK releases.
  2. We see Larix being actively used in large scale deployments so we made Best practices for Larix Broadcaster production deployment article to share the experience of our team and our customers. Feel free to use it and share with fellow live streams out there. Russian version is also available per request of our users. Feel free to translate this material to other languages (this proper link to our original).
  3. Speaking of docs, Callaba Cloud released a video about setting up SRT stream via Larix Broadcaster to Vmix and Larix Talkback, that's an awesome use case.


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