TelVue TeleCastTM 2 Release Notes

The TelVue TeleCast 2 multi-rate IP streaming encoder lets you stream your channel 24×7 to multiple destinations including TelVue CloudCast™, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live. Perfect for streaming linear channels on the Internet and live events such as sports, meetings, and community events to reach a broader, even global audience. You can even stream 24×7 for a full-time channel, while selectively sending specific programs live to Social Media. Combined with TelVue CloudCast™, your viewers can watch the live streams on virtually any device, including Macs, PCs, iPads, tablets, iPhone or Android smartphones, and OTT platforms like Roku® and AppleTV. For accessibility, the TeleCast 2 supports 608 Embedded Closed Captions.

3.0.8 – January 30, 2023 

Features

  • Support %i ABR stream number variable for additional CDN compatibility. 

3.0.7 – June 8, 2022 

Features

  • Increase max simultaneous destinations to 5.

Fixes

  • Fix usage of custom RTMP ports.

3.0.6 – May 18, 2022 

Internal Release Only

    3.0.5 – April 5, 2022 

    Fixes

    • Fix slate scaling when image dimensions are not 4:3 or 16:9.

    3.0.4 – March 15, 2022 

    Fixes

    • Fix destination URL text overlap.
    • Fix ABR streams having the same profile metadata for each rate.

    3.0.3 – March 1, 2022 

    Features

    • Automatically display CC when present on Dashboard Confidence Monitor.
    • Add user manual link to UI footer.
    • Update RTMP authentication method for wider CDN compatibility. Legacy authentication is still available.
    • Auto refresh slate status on dashboard.
    • Add API for source signal status and bitrate.

    Fixes

    • Disabling slate when no slate is attached through API did not respond.
    • Fix caption data corruption when slate is enabled.
    • Output scaling is incorrect when slate is enabled and source format changes.
    • Slate status is incorrectly reported when source format changed.
    • Add dashboard slate tooltip.
    • Active destinations could not be updated when 3 destinations were active.

    3.0.2 – February 1, 2022 

    Internal release only

    3.0.1 – January 28, 2022 

    Internal release only

    3.0.0 – January 24, 2022 

    Features

    • Operating System upgrade to the latest Ubuntu Linux Long Term Support for security and performance.
    • Allow users to upload slate image for stream blackout. Dashboard toggle to switch between slate and SDI input source.
    • API for enabling and disabling slate image for stream blackout.
    • API for starting and stoping stream destinations.

    2.1.9 – February 28, 2022 

    Features

    • RTMP authentication enhancements for additional CDN support.

    2.1.8 – November 1, 2021 

    Internal release only

    2.1.7 – February 10, 2021 

    Fixes

    • Fix case where lost and restored source signal could be mis-identified leading to the wrong resolution/aspect ratio.

    2.1.6 – November 30, 2020 

    Fixes

    • Fix case where streaming may stop after losing and reacquiring source signal.

    2.1.5 – October 8, 2020 

    Fixes

    • Improve upgrade engine for robustness.

    2.1.4 – October 6, 2020 

    Fixes

    • Update to video IO driver, fixes possible intermittent pixelization issue.
    • If 3 streams are set to active they may not start on server startup.

    2.1.3 – June 29, 2019 

    Fixes

    • Improve source format auto-detection.

    2.1.2 – June 16, 2019 

    Fixes

    • Streams set as autostart may not autostart.

    2.1.0 – January 16, 2020

    Features

    • 708 captions support.
    • Show Hardware / MAC address in Networking Interfaces section.
    • Automatically set profile / level based on settings.

    Fixes

    • Change 400×224 resolution to true 16:9 412×234.
    • Change 23.98 frame rate to 23.976 for precision.
    • Mono audio setting removed due to possible stream A/V sync issues.
    • Key frame interval was reverting back to 0.5 after saving.

    2.0.6 – July 18, 2019

    Fixes

    • Disable autofill when filling in destination username and password.
    • Prevent saving invalid DNS entries.
    • Users were unable to set new IP address through config console.

    2.0.5 – April 26, 2019

    Fixes

    • Viewing expanded destination panel was showing RTMP even if RTMPS was used.

    2.0.4 – April 25, 2019

    Features

    • Add RTMPS support. RTMPS is required for streaming to Facebook Live as of May 1, 2019 (Facebook deprecated RTMP).
    • Automatically convert existing Facebook Live destinations setup with RTMP to RTMPS.

    Fixes

    • Changing only autostart for a destination was not persisted.
    • Update icon when collapsing and expanding destinations.
    • Update tooltip when hovering over destination actions.

    2.0.3 – November 16, 2018

    Fixes

    • Fix issue that could cause duplicate configuration files to be left behind when destination services are changed.
    • Fix issue that could cause the highest quality stream’s audio bitrate to not match what was specified in the User Interface. 

    2.0.2 – September 10, 2018

    Fixes

    • Fixes brief, periodic encoding interruptions during long term operation

    2.0.1 – August 15, 2018

    Fixes

    • Fix issue where front panel power button may not fully shutdown the server
    • Serve preview on port 80

    2.0.0 – August 10, 2018

    Features

    • Responsive, mobile-friendly, HTML5 Web User Interface
    • Dashboard with Input Status, Stop/Start Destinations, Preview / Confidence Monitor
    • Encoder Preset management with video and audio codec, and adaptive rate settings
    • Streaming Destinations management
    • Networking management including hostname, DNS, and network interface cards
    • System management including Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers, Timezone, and manual Restart/Reboot/Shutdown
    • About page including hardware and software version information
    • LCD support including network IP address management

    1.0.0 – June 11, 2018

    Features

    • RTMP Streaming Encoder
    • H.264/AVC Video up to 1080p, AAC Audio
    • HD-SDI input, auto-sensing format
    • Up to 3 rate Adaptive Bit Rate
    • Up to 3 simultaneous active streaming destinations
    • Compatible with TelVue CloudCast, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and generic RTMP
    • Send to each destination 24×7 or on-demand, such as 24×7 to CloudCast, and on-demand to YouTube and Facebook Live
    • Browser-based preview / confidence monitor
    • Hardware watchdog timer
    • Encoder process monitor with auto-restart