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Nex Gen Media Server (NGMS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is NGMS

NGMS is a versatile and powerful media server used to stream, encode, and record live and canned content. NGMS has built-in capability to automatically format the output media for a wide variety of recipient devices allowing you to reach a greater audience with your custom video content.

Is NGMS Free Software

Nex Gen Media Server Lite (NGMS-Lite) is available for free. The Lite version of NGMS is able to deliver real-time video streams in the same variety of formats and protocols available in the full version. View the feature comparison to compare the features of NGMS and NGMS-Lite.

The full version of Nex Gen Media Server (NGMS) may be available at no cost for certain educational, religious, or non-commercial institutions. For licensing information email

What are the system requirements to run NGMS

NGMS does not stipulate specific hardware requirements. NGMS is able to run on a variety of hardware platforms such as x86 (Intel, AMD), and ARM. Depending on the low level codec specific transcoder optimizations, performance may slightly vary between platforms.

NGMS has been tested on Linux, Mac, and Windows. For enterprise use it is recommended to run NGMS in a Linux environment.

Can I use NGMS in a CDN

NGMS is very suitable for deployment in a Content Delivery Network to service both live and static media requests. A single live input feed can be distributed to many NGMS instances with the ability to service a variety of mobile and PC clients.

Does NGMS run on embedded systems

The core of NGMS is implemented in C for portability. NGMS runs natively on Intel and ARM processors and supports all functionality. NGMS is able to run on iPhone and common Android OSes.

Does NGMS run on Windows

Yes. Unfortunately we do not officially support windows as a platform for NGMS. NGMS for Windows is intended for demonstration purposes and may be missing some functionality available in the Linux and Mac versions. Live transcoding is available on Windows.

Does NGMS require ffmpeg

No, all NGMS streaming and media processing software is implemented completely indepent from projects such as ffmpeg. NGMS is capable of utilizing the transcoding capabilities provided by ffmpeg's libavcodec library through its own libxcode interface.

Have any questions

If you have any specific questions about NGMS please feel free to contact us.