YouPlayTV Production Playout

A smart video playerfor television production

Tapeless workflow finds in YouPlay the cleverest way to play video during live production: on-air video contributions for news, talk shows, events coverage.

YouPlay is also the ideal assistant to play background animations or to videowalls, featuring also loop of clips or playlists, play/stop from still frame.

YouPlay has been designed to be a real multiple-formats player with a user-friendly interface that fits perfectly into live production with no need of training or skilled operators.

  • Multi track audio re-shuffling tool
  • Background video playback from NDI or URL sources
  • Backup capture source on alternative data path
  • SDI, NDI and URL input source as playlist clip
Studio Playout & Ingest YouPlay AxelTech

Youplay supports DV, HDV, DVCPRO, MJPEG, MPEG-2, TS, MPG, VOB, H.264, H.265, AV1, MP4, QuickTime, PRORES, DNxHD, AVI, WMV, ASF, MXF, XDCAM, IMX, GXF, LXF, FLV, MKV, WebM, HuffYUV, VP8, VC3, JPEG2000, DPX, including any audio or bitmap file format.

Support of SDI and IP I/O NDI, SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110 (only with specific video card) allows to deploy YouPlay both in traditional and IP based production facilities.

Studio Playout & Ingest YouPlay AxelTech

Main Features

  • SDI/NDI/IP 4K/2K/HD/SD playout & ingest (YOUPLAY SERVER model)
  • Virtually any video and file format compatibility (SD/HD/2K/4K): up to 16 Audio channels
  • (Dynamic selection of enabled audio channels)
  • Automatic up/down scaling and aspect ratio adjustment (16/9, 4/3, etc.)
  • Hardware Compatibility: BMD (SDI), AJA (SDI, SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110), BlueFish (SDI,
  • SMPTE 2022 & SMPTE 2110)
  • Key output on SDI with 32 bits Bitmaps sequence, QuickTime Animation and ProRes 4:4:4
  • Timecode RP188-VITC-LTC
  • Crop, field swap, aspect correction mode (Letterbox, no Letterbox, stretch)
  • Free CGComposer app for CG template creation
  • Timed CG on playlist with dynamic text metadata.
  • Frame accurate single clip loops.
  • Slow-motion up to -2x/+2x
  • Play while ingest
  • Remote control with BMD ATEM, NEWTEK TRICASTER, BMD HYPERDECK emulation,
  • VDCP mixer, RS422 controller
  • MOS integrations for NEWSROOM with multiple channel gateway

YouPlay Workflow

Studio Playout & Ingest YouPlay AxelTech

YouPlay Playout mode


  • Supported Video Cards: BMD DeckLink and Intensity, AJA Corvid, Bluefish
  • Resolutions: SD, HD, 2K, 4K (depending on AV card)
  • Simultaneous NDI output
  • Up to 16 Audio channels
  • 10 Bit video output for CC over SDI and ancillary data
  • KEY and FILL output (if supported by video card)
  • Timecode rp188 and LTC
  • SDI inputs, NDI sources and URLs on the playlist


  • Channel alias, icon and color
  • Preview framerate adjust for RDP optimization
  • Customizable shortcuts for CUE, PLAY, FIRST FRAME
  • CC on preview
  • Drag and Drop of multiple files
  • Drag and Drop between Channels
  • Single clip position duration and position display
  • Total playlist duration and remain display
  • First frame positioning
  • OSD vu-meters and waveform
  • Customizable number of vu-meters
  • Realtime video preview
  • Customizable skins
  • Customizable drag and drop file sorting
  • Simple player or graphical/grid playlist GUI
  • Independent and sizable GUI for each channel
  • 4 channel GUI scaled for 1920x1080 screen


  • Virtually any video and file format compatibility
  • DV, HDV, DVCPRO, MJPEG, MPEG-2, TS, MPG, VOB, H.264, H.265, AV1, MP4, QuickTime, PRORES, DNxHD, AVI, WMV, ASF, MXF, XDCAM, IMX, GXF, LXF, FLV, MKV, WebM, HuffYUV, VP8, VC3, JPEG2000, DPX, in any resolution or framerate with automatic adaption
  • NVidia GPU decoding for H264 and H265
  • Automatic upscale, downscale, framerate adaptation and aspect ratio correction
  • CG overlay
  • Log files
  • As run log files
  • MarkIn and MarkOut management
  • Frame accurate loops
  • Slow motion also with RS422 and VDCP controllers
  • REC while PLAY (for specific formats) with endless MarkOut
  • Realtime Vertical and Horizontal Crop
  • Realtime field swap: top bottom progressive
  • Realtime aspect ratio correction mode: Letterbox, no letterbox, stretch
  • Realtime Mirror and rotate
  • Automatic load of last playlist at start-up
  • Advanced CG with clocks, tickers, rolls, crawls, bitmap animations, any video file format
  • All CG graphics as secondary events
  • GPI in/out with MOXA and JLCOOPER for play and stop commands
  • Ableton Launchpad hotkeys Free CG composing app for template creation
  • SDI preview output with OSD (timecode)
  • Free XTrimmer Quality control app with SDI/NDI output, metadata insertion and loudness
  • control
  • Watchfolder with GUI notification and 1 button load
  • Default behaviour for duration, stop mode, aspect ratio, fields swap and stretch mode
  • Automatic use of external audio files with same filename
  • Multiple channel control from main channel for play, stop, pause, rec and stoprec
  • Remote control of BMD ATEM and NEWTEK TRICASTER
  • MOS protocol for multiple channel gateway
  • Protocols supported : SONY RS422,VCDP RS422, VDCP TCP/IP, BMD HYPERDECK
  • Integration for 3rd party RS232 RS422 routing switchers
  • RESTAPI commands
  • SNMP MIB, TRAPS and Alerts
  • XMAM integration with drag and drop from web browser
  • Audio preview on windows audio
  • Audio master volume and single clip volume
  • Start time code can be modified for each clip
  • Simple scheduling tool for automatic playout

YouPlay Ingest mode



  • OSD vu-meters and waveform
  • Counters for total and segment
  • File code and Timecode counters
  • Taskbar miniplayer
  • User definable shortcuts
  • Channel label
  • Sizable GUI
  • Realtime video preview
  • Average and instant data rate monitoring
  • Space and time left on disk real time calculation
  • NDI source selection on main GUI
  • OSD display for counters
  • Custimizable 2-16 channel vu and peak meters

Video Codecs

  • MPEG 4 part 2
  • Cisco OpenH264
  • Intel Quicksync H264
  • Nvidia NVEnc H264
  • Nvidia NVEnc H264 lossless
  • Nvidia NVEnc H265
  • MPEG 1
  • MPEG 2
  • DV
  • FLV Sorenson
  • HuffYUV
  • WMV 8
  • Google VP8
  • Apple Prores proxy, LT, 422, HQ
  • QuickTime ANIM
  • Uncompressed 422 8-bit
  • Uncompressed 422 10-bit
  • DNxHD
  • VC3
  • OPEN JPEG2000
  • DPX

System requirements depend on

  • Video playout and capture resolution
  • Video codec format
  • Number of simultaneous playout/capture/streaming/proxy


  • GPU accelerated capture with Nvidia GTX or better and Intel quicksync
  • SDI to NDI of live source
  • Customizable memory buffer for capture
  • Internal RTMP server for point to point connections over internet
  • Capture time limit or automatic file switch
  • Audio preview on sound card
  • Simultaneous PROXY file capture
  • Batch capture from RS422 VTRs
  • Remote control TCPIP of Blackmagic Design ATEM, Videohub and NewTek TriCaster
  • Remote control of any RS232 or RS422 routing switcher or master control
  • Watchdog service
  • Log Files
  • Accurate statistics of capture process
  • Seamless file switching during capture
  • Image grab with custom file syntax
  • Capture calendar scheduler for unattended capture
  • Volume adjustment with original volume simultaneous display
  • IP streaming encoder of live input in RTMP, UDP, RTSP, IIS, HLS, WMS.

File format wrappers

  • Mpeg Program (MPG)
  • Mpeg Transport (TS)
  • MPEG4 part 14 (MP4)
  • QuickTime (MOV)
  • DNxHD (MOV)
  • MXF
  • MXF D-10 (IMX)
  • GXF
  • DV
  • FLV
  • ASF
  • iPod Mp4
  • AVI
  • Matroska (MKV)
  • WebM
  • Image Sequence (DPX, PNG, JPG)

Audio codecs

  • WAV (16, 24, 32, Cinema, signed, floating etc)
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • AC3 (ATSC A/52A)
  • AAC
  • ALAC

Suggested system requirements

  • I7 8700K CPU
  • Windows 10
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVidia GTX

Minimum system requirements

  • I3 CPU
  • Windows 7
  • 4GB RAM

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YouPlay Free

FREE. Try it, use it.YouPlay Free is fully functional with same features as YOUPLAY PRO version with advertisement on VGA and countdown on screen for 30 seconds. After countdown, video output is clean and usable for real production. Channel 2, 3, and 4 are demo modes for YOUPLAY BROADCAST version without any NDI/SDI output. Ingest mode, available on YOUPLAY SERVER, in demo mode allows 1 minute of capture. Enjoy the free version of the most powerful TV production player on the planet!

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