New Stirlitz Media Logger introduces SML5

Stirlitz Media introduces SML5, the fastest after-broadcast logging software with HTML5 video playback and HLS capture

New in SML5:

  • HTML5 MSE video playback in desktop SML webPlayer, compatible with latest Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. No additional plugins needed.
  • HLS video playback in mobile SML webPlayer, compatible with iOS and Android.
  • HLS capture, allowing direct capture of HTTP Live Streaming video-streams.
  • Low resolution proxy recording, record the same feed automatically in broadcast and monitoring quality.
  • Performance and compatibility improvements, including Windows 10 compatibility.

HTML5 MSE video playback in desktop SML webPlayer – Flash, Silverlight and other browser plugins are the source of the biggest safety threats to web browsers and their users, and are being removed from modern browsers for security reasons. Stirlitz Media software is leading the trend by implementing HTML5 Media Source Extensions (MSE) to play-out video in the SML webPlayer. HTML5 MSE is the new standard for video play-out in modern desktop web browsers and is implemented in latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE. It is fast, compatible and secure.

HLS video playback in mobile SML webPlayer – For SML webPlayer launched on mobile devices, video is played through HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). HLS is standard on iOS and Android platforms.

HLS capture in SML server – Another new feature is the support for direct capture from HTTP Live Streaming. HLS was introduced on iOS devices, and is now one of the standards for live video delivery to mobile devices. With SML5 Stirlitz Media introduces a solution to capture HLS stream in original quality – capturing the same video and audio as broadcast. It gives broadcasters an additional way to monitor and verify their own Internet broadcast or capture 3rd party streams.

Low resolution proxy recording – Thanks to the proxy recording in monitoring quality, all recorded logs are easily available in SML Players and webPlayers on any platform, also on devices outside the office.

Performance & compatibility – CPU requirements have come down thanks to software optimizations. We also officially support SML Player and webPlayer running on Windows 10.

Stirlitz Media Logger 5 is available as a free upgrade to clients with an active maintenance contract.

About Stirlitz Media:
Stirlitz Media software is used worldwide for TV & radio monitoring, compliance recording and content identification. Clients include TV and radio broadcasters, media authorities and monitoring companies. The people behind Stirlitz Media and parent company developed their first software audio logger as early as 1998. The client list grew rapidly thanks to the reliable client-server architecture and the innovative Timeline based client interface. International expansion started, and in 2015 Stirlitz Media software is used in over 40 countries on 6 continents. Thousands of TV and radio stations are recorded 24/7. The biggest single installation to date is recording 800 TV stations off satellite, detecting fingerprinted commercials, promo’s and program elements.