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Old 20th May 2011, 16:49
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Default New Procaster MAC beta available (UPDATED 12/12/2011)

Today we are releasing Procaster BETA version 20.2.27 for MAC OSX. This version has a few bug and stability fixes.

Version 20.2.27
Known issues
-1 audio frame off with dv camera's
-2 audio frames off with Matrox
-1080i 60 not available for the Matrox

Changelist
-DV Camera fix
-Desktop Audio Fix (no longer a reboot required for Snow Leopard and Lion)
-Mute issues fixed (where all audio gets muted)

Download it here: http://cdn.livestream.com/mds/Livest...er-20.2.27.pkg

Version 20.2.22
Known issues
-Automix not enabled by default

Changelist
-Memory leak fix in audio dialog
-Fixed audio synchronisation webcams
-Improved 2d/3d "earthquake"

Version 20.2.16
Changelist
-Memory leak fixes
-DV Camera doesn't automatically start/stop anymore (for recording purposes)
-4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratio fixed for web camera's
-You can now change the sample rate on multi quality.
-Small performance improvements.
-Blackmagic sdk updated.

Version 20.2.5
Bug Fixes
-Memory leak fixes when streaming desktop
-Various DV camera fixes

New Features
-Language support for English And Russian (more languages to follow)
-Ability to "Only record highest quality" when streaming with multiple bitrates

Version 20.1.147
NO LONGER SUPPORT FOR LEOPARD (10.5), MINIMAL REQUIRED VERSION IS NOW SNOW LEOPARD (10.6)

Fixes:
-Huge improvement on 2d/3d/screen grabbing
-DV Camera's Fixed (No need to do some weird tricks with it)



Version 20.1.142
We have a new procaster release. I have to note that there are still 2 issues which are:
-Resizing and moving around the capture rectangle, but good speed when you actually stay still
-The option to save the videos to a own chosen location doesn't work (you can choose a folder, but the videos will still be stored in your Videos folder)

We have fixed the following:
-Capture Speed on camera's
-Problem with starting camera's (especially in 2d or 3d mode)
-Desktop audio capture works again
-Duplicate keys into the chat.
-Adding the default Microphone
-Adding back support for Mac Leopard

Version 20.1.136
We have fixed the issue with not being able to capture the desktop in Lion, it has come with a downside, version 10.5 (Leopard) is no longer working with Procaster, version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is now the minimal version.

The only other change is that Maximizing the preview window doesn't crash Procaster anymore

Version 20.1.132
KNOWN BUGS
-Crashes when you make the preview window full screen.

Change list:
-Improved stability
-Webcam streaming is smoother
-The build in i-Sight and the HD Facetime camera's are now certified devices
-Checks for minimal 1 audio source available when going live
-DV Cam improvement (frame synchronisation, when switching between PAL/NTSC, you need to restart your mac)

Version 20.1.114

New features :
- Video quality improvement
- Audio quality improvement
- HD Multi Bitrate - 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 streams you are publishing from Procaster. This only works with live streams, the recorded stream will be the main default stream (typically a 400-600Kbps stream). Please ensure that you are using a Quad Core i7 cpu or higher for HD
- Anti-Lag feature - Procaster does not build delay if you have a connection issue. It warns you in the control bar and continues encoding. When the connection recovers, it resumes 2-6 seconds behind realtime (in the past it would have resumed where it had issue, thus creating lag). The local record file in the My Videos folder however has the all the content. Anti lag feature can be disabled in the settings
- Continue to record while loosing your internet connection
- If you lose the internet connection Procaster will tell you so, but continue to record to a local file and encode (simply remove the ethernet plug to test)
- You can then replug the internet and it will reconnect automatically to Livestream and go live while the recording locally will have everything.
- Perfect audio synchronization on the live stream at all frame rates
- Perfect audio sync on the recorded file. Recorded MP4 file can be edited in Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro with full audio sync
- Live Color corrector (enable in preference/video to enable it)
- Blackmagic Decklink 720p input frame conversion improvement resulting in improved video and audio quality
- New CPU% Indicator on the the control bar
- Bit rate control improvement (other version spiked too much)
- Recording of all bitrates to My Videos by default
- GUI fixes and updates



We are looking forward to your feedback.

Last edited by RonaldH; 16th December 2011 at 19:44. Reason: Added beta 20.2.27
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Old 24th May 2011, 18:48
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Default Bugs with the new Beta version

Trying to get this new Beta version working on our Mac Mini but it crashes every time we try and have it load. Here are the specs of our machine but we were running with the regular Procaster version without a glitch... Would love to see this working:

Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: Macmini2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MM21.009A.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.19f2

Thanks a lot...
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Old 26th May 2011, 14:11
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Trying to get this new Beta version working on our Mac Mini but it crashes every time we try and have it load. Here are the specs of our machine but we were running with the regular Procaster version without a glitch... Would love to see this working:

Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: Macmini2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MM21.009A.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.19f2

Thanks a lot...
Hello,

If you please can, please follow these instructions so we can troubleshoot the issue:

a. Open Finder, go to /Applications
b. Right click on Livestream Procaster and select 'Show Package Contents'
c. Click on Contents
d. Right click on Resources and select 'Compress Resources'
e. Send us all this to procaster@livestream.com and a link to this forum thread
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Old 1st June 2011, 12:06
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Hi,

Having read this thread I took the steps you mentioned and I sent an email to procaster@livestream.com on Sunday the 29th of May, and have not yet received an email even to confirm you have received it. Should I send the email again or do you have any more information regarding this problem. It would be much appreciated as I'm really looking forward to using the new software. Thank you for your help.
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Old 1st June 2011, 12:15
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WVfC1,

Could you please explain your inquiry and what is/isn't working and I can try to assist you.

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 1st June 2011, 12:50
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I have been using Procaster for Mac with a MacBook for some time now and it has been broadcasting fine. However, around the 22nd of May I downloaded the new BETA and it would not open. It is not a problem as I simply downloaded the older version onto another computer, but I would really like to know if I could get the BETA working. Thanks for your swift reply. I still have the initial email and would be able to send it again if that helps. It has the specs of the machine etc.
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Old 1st June 2011, 16:39
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Are you receiving any type of error message, or it simply doesn't launch? If you could let me know your computer model and OS please.

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Matt
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Old 5th June 2011, 15:28
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The 'crash reporter' is opening informing me that 'The application Livestream Procaster has quit unexpectedley.' The small rectangle livestream loading box also appears but nothing loads at all and the progress bar is completely empty.

I am using a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with 2GB of ram installed with Mac OS X 10.5.8.
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Old 15th July 2011, 17:54
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We released a new beta version today, please note, there is one known bug!
Version 20.1.132
KNOWN BUGS
-Crashes when you make the preview window full screen.

Change list:
-Improved stability
-Webcam streaming is smoother
-The build in i-Sight and the HD Facetime camera's are now certified devices
-Checks for minimal 1 audio source available when going live
-DV Cam improvement (frame synchronisation, when switching between PAL/NTSC, you need to restart your mac)

You can download this beta version here: http://cdn.livestream.com/mds/Livest...r_20.1.132.pkg
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Old 27th July 2011, 19:19
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We have fixed the issue with not being able to capture the desktop in Lion, it has come with a downside, version 10.5 (Leopard) is no longer working with Procaster, version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is now the minimal version.

The only other change is that Maximizing the preview window doesn't crash Procaster anymore

You can download this version from http://cdn.livestream.com/mds/Livest..._20.1.136a.pkg
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