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coryfrans 15th June 2011 16:30

Procaster Windows v20.3 wishlist and bugs - Last Modified 7/15/2011
 
We have released version 20.2 publicly
Release notes:

The Livestream development team is proud to bring you Livestream Procaster for Windows version 20.2. We have been working over the last 6 months on making Livestream Procaster the most easy-to-use, high quality live streaming encoder in the world. We trust that you will enjoy this update. We have also made major improvements to the game mode of Livestream Procaster (see details below).

We will be releasing v20.3 in July 2011, if you experience a bug or would like to request a new certified device or feature, please post a message on the Procaster v20.3 wishlist at [url]http://www.livestream.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7182[/ur]

New features in version 20.2
-Major video and audio quality improvements with improved bit rate usage control
-Perfect Audio/Video Synchronization live and on-demand. Previous versions had various issues with lipsync during long encoding sessions
-Reduced CPU usage when streaming
-Stream at higher bitrate over the same Internet connection: Improved the connection usage, so that you can utilize your connection more efficiently.
-New easy to understand status message in the control bar with suggested solutions :
--"Perfect Streaming" means that your stream is being sent to the Livestream server perfectly. No lag and no connection or CPU issues.
--"CPU above 80% try closing other apps or stop lower quality" means that your CPU usage is above 80% and that you should close some other applications. When your CPU reaches 100% Procaster may stop broadcasting.
--"Internet too slow for quality avoid shared connections or stop and lower quality" means that Procaster is not getting the full bandwidth it needs to stream and you should lower the quality of streaming in the main window.
--"Lost internet connection. Attempting to reconnect. Local MP4 still recording." means that your internet connection fully dropped, and that Procaster is trying to reconnect. The local recording will always keep recording.
-The CPU usage is also now shown in the control bar now.
--New behaviours to better handle connection bandwidth fluctuation and drops :
--Anti lag feature - When enabled (default), it will keep the delay between you and your viewer, up to a maximum of 10 seconds. The local MP4 file recording will always have all the frames, even if anti-lag kicks in
-Continue to encode and record locally even when the internet connection is dropped : When your Internet connection suddenly drops, Procaster will continue recording and will go live again once you have regained connectivity. This can also be used to switch from one internet connection to another when experiencing an issue
-HD Multi-bitrate Support on browsers and mobile devices:
--You can now select qualities to stream at two, three or four bitrates at the same time (If you have enough resources - CPU/Memory/Bandwidth etc…).
--The new Livestream Player now offers the ability for the user to select any of the qualities you are publishing from Livestream Procaster.
--When viewing your live stream on iOS devices, the bitrate is automatically selected (adaptive) based on the viewers connection and the number of qualities you are encoding from Procaster.
--Note : This only currently works with live streams, the recorded stream will be the main default stream (typically a 450-600Kbps stream)
-Recording of all qualities to your “My Videos” folder by default
-Improved detection on the removal and adding of audio devices
-Perfect audio synchronization. The recorded files can be edited in Adobe Premiere and in Final Cut Pro.
-Color Corrector Feature : Improve colors and brightness within Procaster.
-Long recordings can be played back in Windows Media Player
-Various Graphical User Interface fixes, such as:
--Language fixes.
--Support for multiple monitors.
--Audio mixer can now be controlled with the arrow keys when you click the volume slider.

Improved Support for Certified Devices (capture card, devices and webcams) :
-DeckLink SDI (SDI, HD-SDI)
-DeckLink Duo (SDI, HD-SDI)
-DeckLink Optical Fiber (SDI, HD-SDI)
-DeckLink Studio (SD, HD-SDI, Component, Composite, S-video, HDMI)
-DeckLink HD Extreme 3D (SD, HD-SDI, Component, Composite, S-video, HDMI)
-Intensity Pro (Component, Composite, S-video, HDMI)
-Osprey 500 series (SDI, Component, S-video)
-Logitech HD Pro Webcam c910
-Kodak p310 HD webcam
-Creative Labs Live! Socialize HD (VF0610)
-Hp Webcam HD 3100
-Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

Game Mode Improvements (used to stream video games)

New Features
-Support for Direct X 11 games
-Better support for Open GL games
-You can now move the HUD by pressing the hot key for it (by default it's ctrl+5) in games.
-You can now close Livestream Procaster now when a game is running
-Text input is improved in Interactive mode

[b]Tested single player games on Windows 7 in 64 bit
-Aliens versus Predator (DX 9 and DX 11)
-Amnesia: The Dark Descent
-Assassins Creed 2
-Audiosurf
-Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
-Battlefield: Bad Company 2
-BIT.TRIP BEAT
-BIT.TRIP RUNNER
-Bulletstorm Demo
-Call of Duty: Black Ops
-Counter-Strike
-Counter-Strike: Source
-Counter-Strike: Source Beta
-Day of Defeat
-Dead Space 2
-Deathmatch Classic
-DogFighter
-Dragon Age II Dem
-Fallout 3
-Fallout: New Vegas
-Garry’s Mod
-Half-Life
-Half-Life 2
-Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
-Half-Life 2: Episode One
-Half-Life 2: Episode Two
-Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
-Half-Life Deathmatch: Source
-Half-Life: Blue Shift
-Half-Life: Opposing Force
-Half-Life: Source
-Just Cause
-Just Cause 2
-Left 4 Dead
-Left 4 Dead 2
-Machinarium (Full Screen)
-Medal of Honor
-Metro 2033 (DirectX 9, 10 and 11)
-Mirror’s Edge
-Poker Night at the Inventory
-Portal
-Portal 2
-Ricochet
-Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure
-Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Demo
-Super Meat Boy
-System Protocol One
-Team Fortress 2
-Team Fortress 2 Beta
-Team Fortress Classic
-The Witcher 2
-Trine
-Twin Sector
-Universe Sandbox
-World of Goo
-Zen Bound 2
Games reported working by users
-Fable III

Games with known issues (doesn’t work with this version) :
-Hacker Evolution
-Hammerfight
-Syberia
-Syberia 2
-VVVVVV



So post ALL your wishes and bugs in this thread and we will see what we can do for you!


If you have a bug, please post it in the following manner, so that we can help you as fast as we can.

-With what system you are using to stream (PC Intel at 2,4 ghz, 4 gb of ram...)
-What you are trying to stream (Game, webcam (make + model), ...) and if you are trying to stream a game, what mode you are in (desktop or game mode)
-At what quality you are trying to stream it (mobile, normal, medium + mobile, high + medium + mobile, HD + Medium + mobile, HD + high + medium + mobile, optimized game mode or custom (also include which custom settings))
-How are you trying to stream it (if this applies to you) with a capture card or any other capture device.
-If previous versions also has this problem
-A description of the problem you are experiencing

You can find more information on beta versions and fixes by visiting
http://www.livestream.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7604

foray 15th June 2011 19:27

id like to see the return of usernames to live stream titles to be available in studio and through getCurrentContentTitle()

also maybe the ability to edit the text in the scrolling ticker through procaster? it's a hassle to open studio every time to do this.

lastly, it would be very nice if procaster would remember your settings from previous installations since it is updated so frequently.

Currt 15th June 2011 23:20

No matter how many programs I close, it seems whenever I broadcast, it ends up saying it's using 100% of the CPU, and the framerate of what I'm streaming slows to a crawl. I'm using the previous version now, and I'm having none of these issues.

RonaldH 15th June 2011 23:51

@foray, thank you for your suggestions, we will look into them.

@Currt we are sorry that you are having problems, could you email procaster@livestream.com with the following information:
-With what system you are using to stream (dxdiag logs would be the best to include if you know how)
-What you are trying to stream (Game, webcam (make + model), ...) and if you are trying to stream a game, what mode you are in (desktop or game mode)
-At what quality you are trying to stream it (mobile, normal, medium + mobile, high + medium + mobile, HD + Medium + mobile, HD + high + medium + mobile, optimized game mode or custom (also include which custom settings))
-How are you trying to stream it (if this applies to you) with a capture card or any other capture device.
-Which version exactly is working for you.

Bassliebe 16th June 2011 19:09

Video & Audio are drifting apart in this version.
Wishlist:
-Locked Video & Audio Stream Sync
-Option to manually adjust Audio Offset in both directions
-bring back "Preview only" Stream


System: Win7 64Bit

thx a lot & kind regards

Bassliebe 16th June 2011 21:05

I have to extend my previous post.
It takes about 5 minutes of streaming for the audio and video to get/stay somewhat synced. But till then its all over the place.. sometimes too fast sometimes too slow. The camera and screen arenīt in sync in that period of time, too.
But as I said, it takes about 5 minutes to level out and stay constant exept for minor fluctuation in audio-video sync. When this state is reached I only have to delay the audio signal by somewhere around 130ms.
So still on my wishlist:
-steady audio-video-sync without fluctuations
-manual Audio Offset adjustment
that would be great!
thx for your good work!
kind regards

RonaldH 16th June 2011 22:00

@Bassliebe what kind of device do you use where the audio drifts apart, we have tested with several devices and it stayed in sync.

HolyDeath3000 18th June 2011 11:47

I would like to see better support for game engines like quake 3 and Duke Nukem Forever game. I can't seem to run the game in game mode broadcasting. But as side note it does record game footage in desktop mode. Every time I try to run procaster 20.2 it tells me,

"To Begin game casting, please open a Directx or OpenGL game and press Ctrl+F1."

Which I do but it seems it never detects the game. I have inputed a ticket for this but I was told your procraster program has issues with that kind of game engine. I run the game as admin and procaster as admin rights. Like I mentioned before the game does record during desktop mode but it just flickers a ton during the live feed and recording. But for my screen it isn't flickering at all. Tried running game at low resolution but that didn't work for game casting. It just seems it not even detecting the game at all.

::System::
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Video Card: Nvidia 8800 GT
Sound Card: Onboard
Mic: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000
Procaster: 20.2 version
Internet Speed: Comcast 20 MB speed
Monitor: Dell 1280x1024 Max Resolution

RonaldH 18th June 2011 18:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by HolyDeath3000 (Post 25136)
I would like to see better support for game engines like quake 3 and Duke Nukem Forever game. I can't seem to run the game in game mode broadcasting. But as side note it does record game footage in desktop mode. Every time I try to run procaster 20.2 it tells me,

"To Begin game casting, please open a Directx or OpenGL game and press Ctrl+F1."

Which I do but it seems it never detects the game. I have inputed a ticket for this but I was told your procraster program has issues with that kind of game engine. I run the game as admin and procaster as admin rights. Like I mentioned before the game does record during desktop mode but it just flickers a ton during the live feed and recording. But for my screen it isn't flickering at all. Tried running game at low resolution but that didn't work for game casting. It just seems it not even detecting the game at all.

::System::
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Video Card: Nvidia 8800 GT
Sound Card: Onboard
Mic: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000
Procaster: 20.2 version
Internet Speed: Comcast 20 MB speed
Monitor: Dell 1280x1024 Max Resolution

We can look into these games again, but there is no promise on any level that these games will have added support, we will see what we can do, but no promises.

japanaman2 18th June 2011 19:12

Phantasy star online blue burst is unsupported with the new version.
will not attach to process windows xp
Please add it when you get the chance.


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