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Wirecast for YouTube 1.1 Release Notes

Last modified 10:16, 9 Apr 2013

System Requirements

 

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including Mountain Lion
  • Intel-based Mac
  • Minimum 2GB RAM
  • QuickTime 7 or higher
  • 200 MB hard drive (for install)
  • Hard drive space for recording to disk
  • A Quartz Extreme capable graphics card
  • Intel Core Duo is required for HDV decoding
  • QTSS/DSS 4.1.3 or later is needed for automatic "announce" unicasting
  • A supported GPU is required for Core Image and GPU video compression acceleration
  • Flash streaming on Mac requires Intel-based processor
  • Sufficient upload speed (500k for low quality, 1.0 MB for quality good and 2.0 MB for HD)

 

Windows

 

  • Windows 7 processor: 2.3 GHz dual core
  • 32- or 64-bit, 2 GB RAM, or:
  • Windows Vista processor: 2.3 GHz dual core
  • 32-bit (x86), 2 GB RAM, or:
  • QuickTime 7.5
  • .NET Framework version 3.5
  • 200 MB hard drive (for install)
  • Hard drive space for recording to disk
  • 256 MB PCI-Express graphics card with 3D acceleration (GeForce or Radeon class card recommended)
  • Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c
  • Sufficient upload speed (500k for low quality, 1.0 MB for good quality and 2.0 MB for HD)

 

Desktop Presenter

 

Please use Desktop Presenter 2.0.3 with Wirecast for YouTube 1.1.  Desktop Presenter is included as a part of Wirecast for YouTube 1.1 and is also available as a separate download.

 

Wirecast for YouTube 1.1

 

Fixes and Enhancements

  • New! Added ability to stream video output from Wirecast for YouTube to Google Hangout. (Windows)
  • New! Added ability to stream audio output from Wirecast for YouTube to a Google Hangout using a Virtual Microphone driver. (Windows)
  • New! Added ability to stream output from Wirecast for YouTube to a local file. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added a 2 second GOP for compatibility with YouTube V2 pipeline. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Using B-frames with YouTube V2 pipeline. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Support for screen resolutions as small as 1024x768. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! The main application window size is remembered upon restart. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added the ability to add or remove live sources in the Camera Preview window. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added the ability to reorder live sources in the Camera Preview window using drag and drop. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added the ability to change preview display size in the Camera Preview window. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added the ability to change the frame rate at which sources are displayed in the Camera  Preview window. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added support for large memory addressing on Windows. (Windows)
  • New! Added two new composites, PIP Upper Right and PIP Upper Left. (Windows)
  • New! Support for Logitech C920. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Support for Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion. (Mac OS X)
  • New! Help functionality now available directly from Desktop Presenter. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added support for OAuth authentication. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added new button for toggling Preview mode to main screen. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • New! Added a ‘Primary and Backup’ option to the connection dialog to enable simultaneous streaming to both servers. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed performance issues with Camera Preview window that were causing dropped frames in broadcast.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed issues with Camera Preview that could cause Wirecast for YouTube to go unresponsive and then crash.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Removed Insert Advertisement button.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Removed Smooth transition.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Source settings are now retained when upgrading Wirecast for YouTube.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed crash that occurred during Flash queue overflow. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Generally improved video quality during encoding. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Addressed issue with GPU resizing resulting in improved broadcast quality.  (Windows)
  • Fixed an issue where launching a document containing references to an unused Blackmagic DeckLink capture card caused a crash.  (Windows)
  • Fixed an issue where USB devices still appeared when device was disconnected.  (Mac OS X)
  • Fixed embedded timecodes in Flash H264 streams.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed issue with Broadcast and Recording timers skipping.  (Windows)
  • Fixed issue with Blackmagic DeckLink and Desktop Presenter shot turning to question marks when adding or removing new system device.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed issue where custom capture sizes with Desktop Presenter on secondary display weren’t grabbing the right part of the screen.  (Windows)
  • Fixed crash when Broadcast button is pushed encoding QuickTime H.264.  (Windows)
  • Source Settings dialog now translated into all supported languages.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Fixed issue where Desktop Presenter Select Screen Region did not work correctly on secondary displays.  (Mac OS X)
  • Improved quality of stretched Desktop Presenter sources.  (Mac OS X)
  • USB bandwidth notices are suppressed during broadcasting. (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • Streams now appear correctly in Flash players on Mac OS X 10.7.4. (Mac OS X)
  • Fixed issue where Desktop Presenter goes black intermittently. (Mac OS X & Windows)

 

Known Issues

  • There is a bug in Mac OS 10.8 that can prevent Wirecast for YouTube from starting. If you are running Mac OS 10.8, please upgrade to 10.8.1 before installing Wirecast for YouTube.  (Mac OS X)
  • Documents that include use of the Hangout integration cannot be opened in earlier versions of Wirecast for YouTube, so please back up your documents before using the Hangout integration feature.  (Windows)
  • When loading a document with (1) an audio clip and (2) with no shots selected as live, the audio area of the interface can become corrupted or invalid.  The work-around is to select a shot in the Cameras and Capture Devices or Media Files sections and resave the document.  (Mac OS X & Windows)
  • The Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame and 3ivx MPEG-4 QuickTime Components (codecs) may have older, incompatible versions that prevent Wirecast from launching on OS X, please remove these components or update to the latest versions which are compatible with your OS.
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