DVPlayer requirements: 

 

Specialized hardware for analog or SDI signals creation:

Video Card - you can start using the software with almost EVERY middle class video card, but in order to receive an interlaced signal with a good broadcast quality you must use a special model of a video card produced from Matrox. You will receive an analog video signal in an s-video or composite format. The sound signal is received from your sound card which may be one built in a MB or external sound card.


If you need a playout solution with SDI output you should use a BlackMagic DeckLink card. In such case you may use any video card, the video cards included in the new Intel CPU like i5 and i7 are fine too. The SDI signal produced from the DeckLink is with embedded sound and some models have an option to use GenLock.

Note that not ALL models DeckLink card work with our software due to the constant changes made from the company DeckLink. If you have already a DeckLink card you may send us its part number and ask if it is possible to use it with the DV Play software.


In the country where we have distributor you may ask him to do a server for you. For countries where we do not have distributor we recommend that you build the server yourself and our offer is only to sell you the specific hardware (Matrox video card or DeckLink card) plus our DV Play software.This way allows you to do the process easier, faster and cheaper.

Personal computer specifications:

DVPlayer requirements
Hardware Minimum Recommended
Motherboard Intel based with FSB 1333 MHz Intel based i3,i5,i7
CPU Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz FSB 1333 Intel i5 3.3 GHz
RAM  2 GB 4 GB
HDD SATA 2  SATA 2

 

Notes:

* If you want to use Core 2 Duo processor it has to operate at least at 2.66 GHz.

* You need more a reliable computer than a powerful one. For more info read our FAQ page.

 

DVPTitle requires:

  • A personal computer - DVPTitle must be installed on the same PC, on which the VideoPlayer is installed

 

Software:

  • Windows XP Professional 32 bit with Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3
  • Windows 7 Professional 32 bit - click here for important information on how to tune Windows 7

 

If you are not able to run the DVPlay software after the installation,  please read the requirements for successful installation.

To discover what additional steps you must follow after the installation of DVPlay software on a localized version of Windows (translated from English into your native language) please click here!

 

Types of MPEG-2 files

DVPlay software is compatible with many types of MPEG-2 files. You can combine different types of such files in one playlist.

  • MPEG-2
  • Video - MPEG-2 (ISO 13818) - 720x576 (PAL) or 720x480 (NTSC), Constant or Variable Bit Rate between 3-15 MB/s
  • Audio - MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or Uncompressed (PCM), 44,1 KHz or 48 KHz
  • Microsoft AVI (DV25) - 720x576 (PAL) or 720x480 (NTSC). This is a natural movie export format for Premiere Pro 1.5 and Premiere Pro 2.0

* You can play files in these formats with custom size, for example 500x333, with the intention to keep the X and Y proportions when the output signal changes to 16:9 aspect ratio.

 

* You can read more about the different video file formats here.

 

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