Miscellaneous

Use of LIBAV of FFMPEG in Cinegy Products

Cinegy is using the AC-3 portion of the LIBAV of FFMPEG as dynamic loaded plugin for optional AC-3 encoding.

To create this very limited Windows OS dynamic loading library executable binary of (currently) 716kB all other features of FFMPEG / LIBAV are disabled.

RTP/UDP/SRT URL Format

Cinegy supports a number of IP video standards in our IP-enabled products. To access IP streams, an URL style string is used to describe them. Usually this URL is generated automatically, but sometimes for various reasons you may need to change this manually.

This document describes the URLs' format in more detail.

An IP video URL will always start with the type of stream you are expecting. Currently, rtp://, udp:// and srt:// are supported.

Cinegy Workspace Deployment

The newest version of Cinegy Workspace (and the new back-end service referred to as MAMS) supports a plug-in free browser experience and people working in more complex cloud-based / hosted scenarios.

This guide is designed to help customers understand how they might take the collection of elements that make up a Cinegy Workspace deployment and integrate it together with other freely available tools to create a centralized point of access that is easier to secure and expose to the Internet.

Upgrading USB Dongle License Keys

Cinegy License Viewer is a tool for viewing licenses available on your Cinegy dongle, as well as for generating remote upgrade requests. Such upgrades are required for all USB dongles for all Cinegy products needing a USB license key.

This article describes the process of upgrading the currently used USB dongles to be compatible with the latest version of Cinegy software.

Loudness Plugin License Installation and Setup

The Loudness Control in Cinegy Playout is now provided by a third party Linear Acoustics (LA) professional plugin and as such requires additional Licensing from Linear Acoustics (part of the Telos Alliance). There is an additional License cost incurred for permanent installations. Previous versions of Loudness control are no longer supported.

Cinegy Network Utilities

Cinegy provides the following network utilities:

The Cinegy Network Utilities can be downloaded from both Cinegy User Portal and Cinegy Partner Portal. To start using the utilities you should unzip the downloaded package to any folder on a local drive.

Cinegy TCP / UDP / Web Service Port Usage List

Service names and port numbers are used to distinguish between different services that run over transport protocols such as TCP, UDP, DCCP, and SCTP.

Cinegy License Service

Cinegy License Service is meant to control an access to the licensed Cinegy software through the USB hardware dongles and software key files. This article describes Cinegy License Service installation and configuration.

Using GPI

General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) interface is the universal interface that can be used to communicate with any devices which support the GPI protocol.

Cinegy Air products support GPI in 3 different scenarios. It is possible to combine these scenarios in your workflow.

XML Playlist Format

Cinegy Air playlist is a text-based XML file that contains information about each item inserted into it. The XML playlist format uses a simple and flexible item structure.