VPlay - Playout Software

Playout software for SD/HD channels 

Multifunctional easy-to-use software for multichannel broadcasting and insertion of media data with simple graphics design abilities. Vplay supports all common types of input AV-signals and transport streams, and all widespread compression types and containers of media data. 

Main Features

  • Simultaneous and independent work of several broadcast/insertion channels(up to 4 SD channels per server);
  • Remote creation of schedule using convenient built-in editor;
  • Playback of all widespread video formats of media files within one playlist;
  • TV schedule editing during the playback;
  • Forward scheduling for unlimited number of days;
  • Control of external devices during playback according to the commands in playlist via RS-422/232/Ethernet interfaces;
  • GPI Inputs: 4-16 (COM Port);
  • SNMP protocol support;
  • Creation of individual multilayer graphics for every program including titles, background pictures, logos, static objects, animation, digital and analog clocks etc;
  • Possibility for addition of graphics to any video in a playlist using secondary events;
  • Video clips trimming and graphics design preview;
  • Simultaneous Multicast IP streaming and HD/SD/Composite output.

Playout software  VPlay deploys server–client architecture. Modules for VPlay server must be installed only on playout server, whereas modules for VPlay client could be installed on any PC at local network.

   VPlay Control - part of server application

This is a server module, which provides preview of video output along with overlaying graphics; monitoring of audio; reviewing of detailed information about the channel and monitoring of incoming live signal.  In addition, it allows stop/restart a server and stop/restart each channel (in case of multichannel broadcast).


VPlay Server – this is server and core of the program. It works with circuit boards Blackmagic Decklink, IP input and output.

Supported outputs:

(depend on installed cards)

  • HD-SDI (Embedded audio)
  • SD-SDI (Embedded audio)
  • Composite/S-Video/YUV (Analog Audio: balanced/unbalanced
  • IP TS (MPEG 2, AVC/H264 scalable resolution 320-1080pixels, bitrates 1Mbit – 40Mbit)
  • HDMI (SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p). 

Supported inputs:

(depend on installed cards)

  • HD-SDI (Embedded audio);
  • SD-SDI (Embedded audio);
  • Composite/S-Video/YUV (Analog Audio: balanced/unbalanced);
  • HDMI (SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p).
  • IP TS (MPEG 2, AVC/H264)

VPlay Server Configurator - part of server application 

This is administrative tool for channel setup. It includes all settings – parameters for input and output signals, broadcast standards, file directories, IP settings, external devices, etc.


VPlay Channel Manager - client application in playback mode 

This module is dedicated for scheduling and monitoring of broadcast. It has to modes – play back and editing. It supports Drag and Drop of files for easy scheduling and allows creating schedules for unlimited future dates. Interface allows controlling of logotypes, scenes, secondary events, adding of Live input, controlling GPI and matrix switchers.

VPlay Channel Manager - client application in editing mode 

Secondary Events

VPlay Assets Editor - client application

This module allows creating of assets for the future scheduling. Media library can be categorized, i.e.  newsmoviescommercialsetcDescriptions could be added to the files.  Blocks, consisting from several files could be created; entry and exit points could be designated; play back duration of separate files and even blocks could be altered.

VScene Editor - client application 

Scene Editor allows designing of logotypes and secondary events. Static and dynamic logotypes, static text, scrolls, tickers, pictures and animations, digital and analog clock can be implemented.

Image Files for Graphics: BMP, TGA, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIF.

VPlay Text Style Editor - client application

Module for design of text styles. Font, its color, background, contour and shadowing could be designated. 

VPlay Text Content – creation of dynamic text. 

VPlay Content Template Editor – development of templates for dynamic text. 


VPlay Report - client application 

This module creates as-run log and contains history of play back – what video had been broadcasted, timestamp, duration, etc.

VPlay Monotor - module for visual and instrumental control of playout.

Can be installed to unlimited number of PCs in local network with VPlay video server. VPlay Monitor is intended for playout control of one or several channels by system operator or any other member of stuff.

It provides both – visual control by “preview” window and sound indicators, and instrumental control  through TV channels’ service information, progress-bars, schedules, system logs etc. The operator tracks out all the changes in the schedule made by media-planners of the channel, which significantly declines the possibility of human factor errors.

Integrated Stream Labs Meteo Sensor allows to overlay on the video Temperature, Humidity and Pressure

Internet streaming 

Using VPlay3 software you can organize broadcasting to World Wide Web. 
Mostly broadcasters use Adobe Media Server, Windows Media Server or Wowza Streaming Engine. 
The general schema of broadcast to Internet consists of following steps: 
1.    Forming play-out in VPlay3. 
2.    Encoding outgoing video signal from Vplay3. For this purpose, you may use either free software Microsoft Expression Encoder or Adobe Flash Media Encoder. 
3.    Organizing internet broadcast. For Microsoft Expression you have to use Windows Media Server; for Adobe Flash Media Encoder you have to use Adobe Flash Server (these servers are paid products and not included in our package). These servers distribute streams to internet users. 
Conclusion. Step one and step two can be completed using our software (VPlay3) and free encoding software Microsoft Expression Encoder or Adobe Flash Media Encoder. 
Step three is yours responsibility. We do not provide support for media server configuration!!! 
If you want to setup broadcast to the internet, you have to resolve step three first. 
There are also another solutions for streaming stream to the internet: XSplit software and Wowza Streaming Engine. 
XSplit is a partially free live streaming software. You can create live stream to a wide variety of recipients.  XSplit Broadcaster works with all popular live stream providers – Justin.tv, Livestream, Twitch, UStream, Youtube. 
Wowza Streaming Engine is unified streaming media server software. Wowza Streaming Engine can provide streaming to various types of playback clients and devices simultaneously, including Adobe Flash player (Adobe RTMP, Adobe HDS), Microsoft Silverlight player, Apple QuickTime Player and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), 3GPP mobile phones (Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, etc.), IPTV set-top boxes (Amino, Enseo, Roku, Streamit and others), and game consoles such as Wii, Xbox, and PS3.

VPlay server includes virtual driver for compatibility with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, which allows broadcasting in RTMP.

Microsoft Express Encoder is an advanced audio and video-encoding and live-broadcasting application that captures and streams in real time to Windows Media Server. It can create video streams for distribution via Microsoft Silverlight.

XSplit is a partially free live streaming software. You can create live stream to a wide variety of recipients.  XSplit Broadcaster works with all popular live stream providers – Justin.tv, Livestream, Twitch, UStream, Youtube. You can use XSplit software to broadcast your VPlay playout.

Wowza Streaming Engine is unified streaming media server software. Wowza Streaming Engine can stream to various types of playback clients and devices simultaneously.

You can capture VPlay3 UDP MPEG-TS using Wowza, convert it to MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe RTMP, Adobe HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming or RTSP/RTP and broadcast to the internet.

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