CasparCG Server is a Windows and Linux software used to play out professional graphics, audio and video to multiple outputs. It has been in 24/7 broadcast production since 2006. Ready-to-use downloads are available at the official site https://casparcg.com.
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CasparCG Server

Thank you for your interest in CasparCG Server, a professional software used to play out and record professional graphics, audio and video to multiple outputs. CasparCG Server has been in 24/7 broadcast production since 2006.

The CasparCG Server works on Windows and Linux.

Development

git clone --single-branch --branch master https://github.com/CasparCG/server

See BUILDING for instructions on how to build the CasparCG Server from source manually.

License

CasparCG Server is distributed under the GNU General Public License GPLv3 or higher, see LICENSE for details.

More information about CasparCG is available at http://casparcg.com/ and in the forum at https://casparcgforum.org/

COMMON SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS AND LINUX

  • A graphics card (GPU) capable of OpenGL 4.5 is required.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR LINUX

INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS

INSTALLATION ON LINUX

RESOLVING COMMON ISSUES ON LINUX

Common problems you may encounter when running on newer and unsupported Ubuntu editions:

  1. HTML producer freezes and/or throws "Fontconfig error" message Add below line to run.sh script: export FONTCONFIG_PATH=/etc/fonts

  2. HTML producer throws "GTK theme error" message Install gnome-themes-standard package: sudo apt install gnome-themes-standard

  3. Error while loading libgcrypt.so.11 Extract libgcrypt.so.11 and libgcrypt.so.11.8.2 to CasparCG lib/ directory. You can get it from: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.2_amd64.deb

  4. Error while loading libcgmanager.so.0 Install central cgroup manager daemon (client library): sudo apt install libcgmanager0

  5. Error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4 Install GNOME configuration database system: sudo apt -y install libgconf2-4

  6. lib/libz.so.1: version `ZLIB_1.2.9' not found cd your_casparcg_directory/lib/ sudo mv libz.so.1 libz.so.1.old sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1

INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL NON-GPL SOFTWARE

CONFIGURATION

  1. Configure the server by editing the self-documented "casparcg.config" file in a text editor.

    1. Windows: start casparcg_auto_restart.bat, or casparcg.exe and scanner.exe separately.
    2. Linux: start the run.sh program.
  2. Connect to the Server from a client software, such as the "CasparCG Client" which is available as a separate download.

DOCUMENTATION

The most up-to-date documentation is always available at https://github.com/CasparCG/help/wiki

Ask questions in the forum: https://casparcgforum.org/

LICENSING

CasparCG is distributed under the GNU General Public License GPLv3 or higher, see the file LICENSE.txt for details.

More information, samples and documentation at:

http://casparcg.com/ https://casparcgforum.org/ https://github.com/CasparCG/help/wiki

CasparCG Server uses FFmpeg (http://ffmpeg.org/) under the GPLv2 Licence. FFmpeg is a trademark of Fabrice Bellard, originator of the FFmpeg project.

CasparCG Server uses the Threading Building Blocks (http://www.threadingbuildingblocks.org/) library under the GPLv2 Licence.

CasparCG Server uses FreeImage (http://freeimage.sourceforge.net/) under the GPLv2 License.

CasparCG Server uses SFML (http://www.sfml-dev.org/) under the zlib/libpng License.

CasparCG Server uses GLEW (http://glew.sourceforge.net) under the modified BSD License.

CasparCG Server uses boost (http://www.boost.org/) under the Boost Software License, version 1.0.