The easiest RTMP and RTSP streaming solution on the Mac

Stream to your own RTMP or RTSP server, to your Wowza server, or directly to YouTube or Facebook using Softron Streaming Pack and either MovieRecorder Express or MovieRecorder.

Softron Streaming Pack's built-in integration with any RTMP server allows you to stream as many channels as you like (depending on your Mac's capabilities).

Easy, affordable, and dependable. That's what Softron is all about.

One license for multichannel streaming

One Softron Streaming Pack license adds the ability to stream from MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express, running on the same Mac. Just create a preset in the "Streaming Center" application (part of the Steaming Pack) and it will be available to use on multiple channels, the number limited only by the capability of your Mac to encode H.264.

Direct integration with social media

Simply enter your Facebook or YouTube stream keys in Streaming Center, and start streaming your live directly from MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express. This makes it very easy to start streaming an event.

Integration with our playout applications

The Softron Streaming Pack works with either MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express. If you want to stream the output of your favorite Softron playout application (OnTheAir Video Express, OnTheAir Video, OnTheAir Node, OnTheAir CG, and even M|Replay), there is no need for a video output device, you can simply do it using the Virtual Output and Direct link of our playout applications.

With the "Direct Link", MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Express can receive the frames directly from our playout applications running on the same Mac — no video device required. Check this video to understand how this works.


Make sure to test with our free DEMO version available for download before purchasing, to ensure Streaming Pack fits your needs. In DEMO mode, the application will burn a blue frame in the recorded file or at output at short intervals, but that’s the only limitation. Applying a license removes the blue frame insertion so you can keep on using the same setup with which you’d tested.


Supported Application

Application Minimum application version
MovieRecorder Express 4.2 or later
MovieRecorder 4.2 or later

You can use the direct link feature of our playout applications to send the frames to MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express that will do the streaming. Requires a license for your playout application and for MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express.

Supported Streaming Services

Protocol / Service Description
Using the Stream Key *
Facebook's RTMPS
Using the Stream Key *

* For the social media services such as YouTube, or Facebook, you will need to enter your Stream Key. This Stream Key is stored in your keychain, so this information will remain private. You may read our privacy policy as well as our terms of services for more information about this.

macOS compatibility
Big Sur

Specs and Requirements
Supported Mac computers
Intel Processors:
  • Streaming Center Version 1.0 and later
  • MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Express Version 4.2 and later*

Apple Silicon Processors:
  • Streaming Center Version 1.2 and later
  • MovieRecorder and MovieRecorder Express Version 4.4 and later*

Recommended RAM 4 GB for the first channel. Then add 2GB per additional channel.
Supported Graphics Cards All are supported, no specific requirement. A graphics card that supports Metal is recommended.
Number of license required One license required per seat (computer), will add the streaming capability to all MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express licenses running on the same Mac.
About these specifications

We know that some of our users can not upgrade their macOS very often. This is why Softron tries to maintain compatibility with older versions of macOS as much as possible, but it is not always possible to achieve. Because Operating Systems are usually significantly improved over previous versions, Softron must use many of the more capable built-in functionalities inherent in Apple's latest OS releases. Failing to do so would mean that Softron software would essentially be blocked from using the new Frameworks provided in the OS. For this reason, Softron's free support is provided only on the current and previous macOS versions. Also, most of our tests will be done on these macOS versions, and only basic tests will be done on the previous OS. We will always try to help, but in some cases, the best solution is to upgrade your macOS to a more recent version.

Softron does not warrant that these recommended configurations will always meet specific user requirements. They are intended as guidelines and are based on extensive testing that Softron has done, they can be changed without notice. Hardware, drivers, software and operating systems change regularly and we advise users and prospective users to evaluate their requirements in their specific environment/workflow using Softron demo licenses that are available for downloading from Softron's web site.

Streaming Center
Version 1.3 - 19 January 2021

Useful Resources

Installation instructions

Once downloaded, unzip the file, and drag and drop the Application in your Applications Folder.
Do NOT run the Application from your downloads folder or it will be quarantined. Always drag and drop from the Downloads folder to the Applications folder before using it.

Make sure also to download and install the MovieRecorder or MovieRecorder Express:

Ingest Application
MovieRecorder Express
Ingest Application

How to unlock the DEMO version ?

Purchase a license through one of our resellers or the Softron online store, then just activate your serial number in the License window or plug your dongle in the computer.

Upgrade/Update instructions

Just download the latest version and replace your previous version. It is always recommended to run extensive tests with your specific workflow and setup before putting a new version in production. You can use a free demo version for that on a separate computer. Previous legacy versions are available from the general downloads page.

You do not need to deactivate and reactivate your serial number when updating your Softron software. Read the following article to know when to deactivate.

This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.

Legacy versions
Streaming Center 1.0
5 June 2021
Streaming Center 1.1
11 June 2020
Streaming Center 1.0
29 May 2019