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Quick start installation guide for Nex Gen Media Server.


How to use NGMS to distribute a live stream from a webcam

Example showing how to stream live content from any webcam.  Read more


How to capture and re-stream an FLV file

Example showing how to capture and restream a remotely hosted FLV file.  Read more


How to capture and re-stream a published HTTP Live (Apple iPhone) stream

Example showing how to capture and restream a remote HTTP Live stream.  Read more


Use NGMS command line to analyze H.264 contents

NGMS can be used as a utilitity to take a closer look at the format of H.264 video.  Read more


Command line to to dump the contents of a container file

NGMS can be used as a utilitity to take a closer look at the format of MP4 container file.  Read more


Command line examples to extract video and audio tracks from a media container

NGMS can be used as a utility to extract raw video and audio contents from container files.  Read more


Basic streaming output examples

Examples showing how to use the commandline to create stream output.  Read more


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Installing Nex Gen Media Server (NGMS)


You can download an evaulation copy of NGMS by filling out the request form on the download page. After having obtained the archive, unpack it to a directory of your choosing on your system. In this example we use the path ~/ngb.

mkdir ~/ngb
tar -xzvf ngms_linux_x86_32_v1.7.0.tar.gz -C ~/ngb
cd ~/ngb/ngms


Create a license request according to the directions found at licensing.php#key

./bin/ngms --licgen

Copy the generated license key request text and email it to

You will receive the license key as a file license.dat. Copy the license key file into the etc directory of your NGMS installation path, such as: ~/ngb/ngms/etc/license.dat

Verify your license file by running the command

./bin/ngms --liccheck

Reading license from etc/license.dat
License: etc/license.dat (expires: 11:33:22 UTC 01/16/2014) 


You may also download the third-party transcoder add-on libraries package from the link found in the NGMS Media Server Download email. Simply unpack the archive into the same path where you unpacked the NGMS archive.

tar -xzvf ngmsthirdparty_linux_x86_32_v1.7.0.tar.gz -C ~/ngb



For details on installing and using NGVX view the guide for Installing Nex Gen Video Conferencing Exchange (NGVX).







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