Affordable Playout Software for Small TV stations and Streamers

JB Playout Starter

JB Starter is an entry-level, affordable playout software, intended for Small TV stations and individuals, especially those playing a lot of movies and music videos. It is also a great fit for those ones who want to stream to Youtube. 

Why choose JB Playout Starter

Premium Stability

JB Playout Starter is designed for stability, optimum CPU utilization, and power. It will run many emergency options in the background to keep you on track with your work.

Various Playback formats

By using JB Playout Starter, you can play different formats: MXF, MP4, MPG, AVI, MOV, LXF, GXF, NDXHD, PRORES, with different resolutions and framerates, in a single playlist.


Auto-operated playlists. Insert Files, Lives, URLs and Commands. Change data and item order on the fly.

Character Generator

Creating rich channel graphics with our integrated CG Editor (Logo, Music Title, Subtitle), is as easy as it can get. Use PNG sequences, SWF files and pictures.

Multiple I/O Options

HDMI/SDI Black Magic Decklink or Intensity cards output and input. UDP or RTPM streaming output and input. Direct Show output. Youtube links as input, Newtek NDI IP as output.

Resolutions and Framerates

You will be able to choose from a vast amount of resolutions and frame rates, such as NTSC, PAL, 2K, 4K, 1080 50i, 1080 5994i, 1080 50p…

Simple MAM

Handle your files with style, using File registration, Live events and URLs, properties settings, in/out spots, breaks, cuts, scalings, interlace, transitions.

Access and control from any device

With our remote control application, you can control your playout from just about anywhere in the world. You can do the same via Windows remote application when using local networks.

Most affordable playout software for Small TV stations and Streamers

What’s packed inside, will satisfy anyone looking for an entry-level playout software, and overdeliver on top of that!

  • Register your Files, Live events, and URLs for an easy access
  • In and out trimming of files and Youtube urls
  • Create file breaks and insert them as segments
  • Scale and Interlace
  • File, Live Event and URL transitions
  • Play while recording
  • Logo, Subtitles and Automatic Music Titles
  • Create blocks with items
  • Automatic playlists
  • Fixed playlist times
  • Loop, Random and Shuffle playlist
  • Split files (you can even split Ongoing Files)
  • Stop commands in a playlist
  • Color correction
  • Audio Compressor and Dynamics amplify
  • As Run Log with Automatic Backup
  • Emergency options with Email notifications
  • Web Remote and Windows Remote Aplication
  • Control your playout from any device
  • Newtek NDI IP output (send video to vMix, TriCaster through LAN)

GPU Accelerated Streaming

Stream using UDP or RTMP protocol, using Intel Quick Sync Video and nVidia NVENC with H264 video codec and AAC and AC3 audio codecs. It can be set to any RTMP streaming service, such as Youtube, Facebook Live, Ustream, Wowza

Newtek NDI IP Output

Send playout output to Tricaster or vMix without video hardware. Network Device Interface (NDI) is a technology that makes it easy to send and receive multiple channels of broadcast quality, low latency video over an existing Gigabit Ethernet Network.

System Requirements

Before you make your final decision, make sure that your system meets the requirements. 

  • Intel Core i7 processor or faster
  • 8 Gb of DDR3 RAM (16 is recommended)
  • SSD Drive for operating system (recommended)
  • Fast media hard drive (Raid 0, 5, 6 recommended)
  • nVidia GPU – GTX7xx or newer (for NVENC H.264 streaming)
  • Intel HD4600 CPU Graphics (for QuickSync H.264 streaming)
  • BlackMagicDesign Intensity or Decklink (for HDMI or SDI input and output)
  • Desktop resolution 1920×1080 minimum (required)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10 – 64 Bits Pro (Win 10 recommended)

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