Livestream Procaster for Windows Version 20-2

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Livestream Procaster for Windows Version 20.2 – 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 video 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, so 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 http://www.livestream.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7182.

Procaster version 20.2 is now available for download!

Contents


New Features


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 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 browser 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 streams you are publishing from Livestream Procaster.
      • -When viewing your live stream on iPad and iPhone 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 and the recorded files can be edited in Adobe Premiere and in Final Cut Pro.
    • -Color Corrector Feature : Improve colors and brightness within Procaster by enabling the color corrector feature
    • -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 a volume slider

Certified Devices


Improved Support for Certified Devices (capture card, devices and Webcam) :

Game Mode Improvements


    Game Mode Improvements (used to stream video games)
  1. New Features
      • -Support for Direct X 11 games
      • -Better support for Open GL games
      • -In games you can now move the HUD by pressing the hot key for it (by default it’s ctrl+5)
      • -You can close Procaster now when a game is running
      • -Text input is improved
  1. Tested single player games on Windows 7 64 bit (all of these games are the STEAM version of the game):
      • -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
  2. Games with known issue (doesn’t work with this version) :
      • -Hacker Evolution
      • -Hammerfight
      • -Syberia
      • -Syberia 2
      • -VVVVVV