Portable running mode
Portability ensures that your Windows registry doesn’t get bloated with unnecessary entries. You can run the utility directly on your system by simply opening the EXE file. Plus, you may copy the program on any USB flash drive or other devices and carry it with you.
Clean feature lineup
The tool reveals a user-friendly interface that gives you the possibility to easily start, stop or pause the streaming process, check out a list with all your connections, as well as preview the video streams.
At the bottom of the aforementioned features lies the configuration panel, stream statistics or log window. The utility lets you easily switch between the panes or conceal the lower panel from your view.
The configuration window sports a multi-tabbed layout that enables you to tweak a wide range of dedicated parameters, which are related to audio input, video input, output stream, network settings, file settings and preferences.
MediaMaster allows you to include audio and video streams in the output, select the audio and video device, adjust the audio sampling rates, disable the preview mode when streaming, deactivate VMR, as well as turn on the deinterlace feature.
When it comes to tweaking the output stream, you can alter the stream bitrate, choose between several predefined output size options or specify a custom one, and automatically start the streaming when you run the program.
Network parameters can be configured by enabling the streaming output to network, entering the maximum number of users and port number, and enabling sound notifications (you may add a custom WAV file from your computer).
Last but not least, you are allowed to save the streamed output to a file (ASF file format), specify the saving directory, show tray notifications upon new connections, save last view upon closing, show warnings before stopping the encoding process, clearing the event log and closing the utility, as well as save the current configuration settings to a file so you can easily import it in your future projects.
Stream statistics and logs
MediaMaster reveals statistics about the audio and video streams, namely sample count, dropped samples, encoded bytes, current bitrate, as well as average bitrate. The log keeps information about the events, and you may clear the log with just one click and look up IP addresses.
All things considered, MediaMaster integrates a handy feature pack for helping you stream media files, and can be mastered by all types of users, regardless of their experience level. On the downside, it hasn’t been updated for a long time, so it may cause compatibility issues on newer operating systems.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu, last updated on November 11th, 2014
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Application descriptionMediaMaster is a simple no-frills application to stream live video and audio over a local network or over the internet...