VPlay – Playout Software

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.

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.

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.

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_control

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.

channel settings

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.

channel manager