We have uploaded a new Flash Media Live Encoder build to www.adobe.com/go/fmle for Mac 10.7.3
This build fixes below issues
Awesome! Works great on my systems as well.
I do have a long standing feature request. Not sure this forum is the best place for it, but if there is a better place please let me know.
One issue with FMLE is that your frame rate is always locked to your source. So if I have a 720p/60 input image with my Blackmagic SDI card, then I must broadcast at 60fps even though that doesn't make a lot of sense. Ideally I would be able to not only scale down the image size, but the frame rate as well. 60fps as an input is required as that is what the studio will output, and I don't have a lot of control over that. But by being able to stream at 720p/30 or 540p/30 or 360po/30 I take the CPU load of not only the encoder but also the decoder down as well. This allows me to send out a high quality stream that does not demand as many resources on the player side, so the experience is better for everyone.
Most other encoders have this feature. I'm hard pressed to think of one other than FMLE that doesn't, actually. Would love to see this added in!
I tried to download the new build for our school broadcasting club (through highschoolcube.com), but I think the link is broken.
Director of Activities & Athletics
Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men - Englewood Campus
Download Link is working fine. Just checked.
I installed FLME on self build machine. Core i7 3770K, 16GB RAM, Vertex4 SSD 256GB, GigabyteZ77X UP5 TH MB, Blackmagic Intensity Pro.
With Windows 7 it works fine, 3 streams:
format: h264 (baseline 3.0 !!!!)
framerate: 25 fps
input size 1920x1080
1. 2500 kbps 1280x720
2. 850 kbps 852x480
3. 350 kbps 480x270
Processor load 60-70%
On the same computer with Mac OS X 10.8.2 I can stream only 1 video output, processor load 90% and lot of droped frames. The same happens on MacBook Pro (Early 2011).
Looks like FLME is not to optimized to work with OS X.
Any plans to update this for 10.8.x? At some point in my OS X upgrades I lost the ability to view the In and Out preview windows. FMLE still worked -- the stream was still issued to the streaming server, I just had no way to monitor the stream. I can see the video when I click on the wrench icon next to the video source, and I can also see the compressed view in that window as well, so I know FMLE can "see" the video -- it's just refusing to show anything on the main screen... nothing in the In or Out sides at all.
Also -- any plans to offer hardware-encoding "passthrough"? So, if I have a hardware encoder that does really nice H.264 encoding, can FMLE simply "pass" that along to the streaming server, rather than trying to re-encode the file? Because, while FMLE does a nice job at encoding, it can't touch the beauty (and low bit rate requirements) of hardware encoding.
Update - It appears that I was simply not paying attention to the install location, and was actually getting all bent out of shape over an old version of FMLE. With the 3.2.1 update I can now see my preview videos just fine.
Sorry about the confusion on that. I guess that is what happens when you rush into things without paying close attention.