What live encoder to choose ? (MPEG-4 & multi bitrate)
Like the title says: i'm looking for a (software) live encoder with full MPEG-4 and multi bitrate support for use with Wowza 2. Currently i think Wirecast would be the best choice, but the price of 450$ makes me ask you for oppinions to make sure there isn't a better alternative .
1) Do you know better or cheaper alternatives to Wirecast, what about FMLE with AAC Plugin and it's Video/Audio sync problems ?
2) Can i install Wirecast on multiple machines with only one license ?
Wirecast doesn't actually do multi-bitrate live correctly. FMLE (read the EULA) does do multibitrate correctly. MainConcept has released a new version of the AAC plugin. It seems to work better for many folks. It seems to be dependent on the capture card.
The other options for multibitrate off the top of my head are Digitial Rapdis, Haivision, Harmonic, Kulabyte and Inlet.