Multi-screen Playout

for SD/HD SDI, HDMI and IP
Built-in Graphics and IP Streaming

JPlayout main preview with On Air preview, playlist editor and trimmer preview.

JPlayout is a powerful SD, HD and 3D multi-screen playout solution. The playout solution allows broadcasters to deliver their branded content to any device – TV sets, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It supports different digital media formats, compressions, resolutions and frame rates mixed into a single playlist. The playout performs real-time video rescaling, video frame rate conversion and audio re-sampling to provide an unified output format.

The multi-screen playout solution supports trimming source file with cue-in and cue-out media points. Logo insertion is provided for easy TV channel branding.

Built-in Gaphics overlay as well as IP Encoder and Streaming – for more details read the corresponding sections below.

Some of the supported formats are MPEG-2, MXF, MP4, AVI, HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, DV CPRO 25/50/100, MPEG-4, JPEG 2000, AAC, MPEG Audio, XDCAM, HDV, QuickTime and more.

JPlayout is an easy-to-integrate multi-screen playout solution for OTT and TVE broadcasters, TV channels, satellite centers, webcasting and pay-per-view TV channels. It supports the full range of BlackMagic Design playout cards. The playout provides the ability to output through SD SDI, HD SDI, HDMI, NDI, Composite, Component, IP, UDP, RTP, HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP).

JPlayout’s Input/Output Scheme

Basic representation of JPlayout''s input/output. JPlayout accepts files, ready playlists, live SDI/HDMI. It has automation through JPlaylist. The playout solution also has integrated IP Streaming and Graphics overlay. The output streams can be SDI, HDMI, Component, Composite, UDP, RTP, HLS, MPEG-DASH and NDI.

Main Features

  • Vast variety of output format resolutions and frame rates, from SD up to Full HD, including 3D
  • Delivery to any device – TV sets, connected and mobile devices
  • Output interfaces: SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 6G-SDI, IP (UDP, RTP, HLS – HTTP Live Streaming, MPEG-DASH – Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP), HDMI, Composite, Component
  • Mixed file formats, with different compressions, resolutions and frame rates in one playlist
  • On-the-fly rescaling and frame rate conversion to one output resolution and frame rate
  • On-the-fly audio re-sampling to fit the selected output audio format
  • Container supported: MPEG-TS/PS, MP4, QT, MXF, AVI, ASF/WMV, P2, AVC HD, Sony XDCAM, XAVC
  • Video compressions supported: MPEG-1/2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, DV, DVCPRO 25/50/100, MPEG-4, JPEG 2000
  • Mixed Playout output of NDI, IP and SDI
  • Live source input via SDI card
  • Live source input via IP – UDP, RTP, RTMP, RTSP, HLS and MPEG-DASH
  • Direct integration with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, vMix, Skype and other software capturing, encoding and streaming solutions

Encoder & IP streaming built-in

JIPEncoder is built-in in the playout solution. This enables the JPlayout to encode and stream via UDP, RTP live streaming, NDI, HLS – HTTP Live Streaming and MPEG-DASH – Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP. The JIPEncoder takes the JPlayout output, performs video and audio compression, multiplexes in MPEG Transport Stream or fragmented MP4 and streams it out via selected network interface and IP protocol.

The IP streaming process can be controled separately from the main playout in manual mode. The streaming process can be also automated through the JIPEncoder scheduler automation module. The separation of the IP streaming process from the main playout solution enables simultaneous SDI and IP output.

The new release of JIPEncoder PRO is available now. It offers additional Monitoring features – for audio, video and signal quality monitoring, automatic problems detection and error logging.

Graphics overlay built-in

JGraphics offers full integration with JPlayout, JIPEncoder and JCapture, enabling the solutions to add graphics overlay on-the-fly.

Our easy to use graphics overlay designer JGraphics is now built-in in the playout solution. The graphics overlay is applied on the input video stream and then encoded and multiplexed into the captured media file.

Supported graphics elements are Text, Image, Image Sequence, Crawl and Roll. Font, color, outline, transparency can be controled for each element. Live graphics editing mode is available. Video pass-through with graphical overlay mode is supported.

JGraphics is also integrated in JCapture and JIPEncoder solutions, as well as provided as a stand alone solution.

Some of the natively supported media formats

AVC HDAVC/H.264 VideoAAC Audio
MPEG-1HEVC/H.265 VideoMPEG Audio Layer I
MPEG-2 Program & Transport StreamMPEG-4 VideoMPEG Audio Layer II
MOV & MP4MPEG-1/2 VideoMPEG Audio Layer III
MXF GenericDVSD VideoWAV Audio
Panasonic P2DV CPRO 50WMA

System requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • Pentium 3 class CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 800×600 screen resolution
  • 500 MB hard drive space
  • BlackMagic DeckLink card (optional for SDI, HDMI, Composite and Component output)

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista


Installation instructions


1. Make sure the system and operating system requirements are fulfilled.
2. Uninstall all previous product versions you may have installed on your computer.
3. Download the latest release version and install it by double clicking the installation package.