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Open Broadcast Encoder

Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE) allows you to replace expensive hardware broadcast encoders with low-cost commodity hardware. Powered by the high quality x264 encoder, you can have full control over your encode chain with compatibility with all industry standards and practices. OBE can handle all your Video-on-Demand and realtime needs.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  04 Oct 2013 12:54

    Release Notes: Many bugfixes and support for multiple outputs.

    •  01 Aug 2011 13:20

      Release Notes: VANC support was added (including CEA-708 captions and AFD). 3DTV frame packing was added. WSS to AFD conversion was added. Line blanking was added (Line 21 for NTSC and Line 23 for PAL). Color space conversion speed improvements were made. Improvements were made to UDP/RTP output to reduce jitter. Support was added for 10-bit 4:2:0 AVC encoding. Various bug fixes and other features were added.

      •  04 Jul 2011 14:12

        Release Notes: A bug with SCC captions was fixed. The latest x264 changes were merged, most importantly MBAFF, which has significant compression benefits for interlaced material.

        •  26 Apr 2011 15:37

          Release Notes: New features include HD/SD SDI input with Decklink cards, 10-bit to 8-bit dithering and high speed 4:2:2 to 4:2:0 colorspace conversion, AVC encoding using the x264 encoder, MP2 audio encoding, full control of the TS mux parameters, UDP/RTP output with unicast and multicast output support, and experimental IP-in to IP-out transcoding with audio and PID passthrough.

          •  26 Mar 2011 23:42

            Release Notes: This is a maintenance release. It adds support for non-standard AC-3 files. Various minor bugs were fixed.


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