1. Overview
  2. Video Encoding
  3. Live Video Streaming
  4. Custom Development

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Create High Quality Internet Video Streaming! For Video Conferencing, Flash Video Streaming, WebTV, IPTV, 3D Stereoscopic Video

nanoStream Live Video Encoder is a video capture and encoding software for streaming live video and audio to internet based media servers and other network clients. It supports internet broadcast streaming scenarios such as live entertainment, sports, concerts, news, educational content. nanoStream is your best choice to supply plugins for your encoding clients if you are planning to create internet streaming solutions for WebTV, IPTV, video conferencing, VOD.

nanoStream is working perfectly together with internet streaming servers like Wowza Media Server and Flash Media Server, streaming to Mobile devices like iPhone, Silverlight and other playback clients is possible. If you want high quality internet streaming solutions, nanocosmos is your partner.

› new release nanoStream 4

Video Capture and Streaming

The nanoStream SDK is based on tools and plugins to create custom applications and is also available as a ready-to-use software. The modular architecture is available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and Browser Based Environments.

It may be licensed by Professional users, developers and OEM customers.

Application Environments and SDK models

We provide different possibilities to use the high quality Encoder:

Live Video Encoder Application with Graphical User Interface

streaming Application for distribution to start Live Streaming directly by using the ready-to-use features and settings

nanoStream Active-X Control

Live Video Encoder Active-X Control for all major programming languages for Windows

nanoStream Framework for MacOS and iOS

Live Video Encoder and Player for MacOS and iOS

Live Video Encoder Command Line Application

Command Line Application with XML configuration interface, available for Windows and MacOS

nanoStream Web Plugins (Browser Based Encoder)

Browser Plugin for Webdevelopers Easy integration of the Live Encoder in HTML-Websites by using Javascript interface.

nanoStream Mobile Live Encoder and Player!

New! nanoStream Live Encoder and Player for iOS and Android!
nanoStream Live Encoder and Player now available for iOS and Android, using the built-in hardware h.264 encoder and the nanoStream RTMP implementation. Contact us for further information.

Features and Benefits

  • Highest Video Quality using nanocosmos Broadcast Technology (H.264, MPEG, HD. VP8 and more) for internet streaming
  • Open Architecture, support for several codec and streaming formats (RTMP, RTSP, UDP, HTML5)
  • Plugin Architecture based on modular DirectShow filters and plugins for Internet Explorer, Firefox
  • Javascript interface for simple integration into internet browser architectures
  • streaming protocol compatible to existing media servers and CDN (e.g. Wowza, Akamai, Azure Media Services, YoutubeLive)
  • 2D and 3D stereoscopic live content and video material
  • Special support for high quality HDMI input devices (e.g. Blackmagic Decklink)

nanoStream Live Video Encoder SDK contains

Live Video Capture Active-X Control

Compatible with Internet Explorer and other ActiveX technologies Javascript, C++, NET/C#, VisualBasic, Delphi, and others

nanoStream Framework for MacOS

Compatible with MacOS-X, XCode, ObjC, Swift

nanoStream NPAPI Plugin and Chrome Extension

Plugin for Mozilla/Netscape based browsers Javascript interface (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera)

H.264 High Quality video codec

DirectShow video encoder filter for encoding live video to H.264 - Multicore supported

MP4 File Writer

For creating MP4 files with H.264 support

RTMP Streaming Writer

DirectShow filter for streaming compatible with FlashMediaServer and Wowza Streaming Server

Low-Delay UDP Streaming

Streaming components for low-delay video streaming in Local Area Networks: Point-to-Point, Broadcast, Multicast support

WindowsMedia Encoding and Streaming

Streaming component compatible to Microsoft WindowsMedia Video Formats

New Features

  • New! Remote Wowza and Flash Media Server Recording (DVR)
  • New! Auto-Adjust / Adaptive Bitrate
  • New! MP4 Segmented File Writing
  • New! AEC support (Audio Echo Cancellation)
  • more features › see our blog

additonal Extensions Available:

  • MP4 Encoding / iPhone compatible
  • MPEG2 Encoding
  • RTSP Streaming
  • UDP TS Multicast and Point to point streaming
  • Desktop Grabber Filter for Application Streaming e.g. Powerpoint, Games
  • VP8 / WebM Video Codec Support soon available!
  • 3D-Video mixer for stereoscopic video
  • Overlay Filter for blending of, Texts, Bitmaps, Tickers, etc.
  • Remote Control Function
  • Player/Client for DirectShow/Applications or Browser-Plugin or Flash based

Product Information



nanoStream Live Video Encoder

Browser plugin

nanoStream Live Video Encoder ^

Available as

  • nanoStream SDK
  • Application with GUI
  • Command Line Application
  • nanoStream Web Plugin
  • Plugins (Active X and NPAPI) for Development
  • DirectShow filters

Possible Applications

  • Live Internet Streaming for Live Events
  • Browser based live Streaming/ live Encoding
  • Flash & H.264 live Streaming/ live Encoding
  • live Video Conferencing
  • Digital Signage
  • Business applications, Medical Systems, Surveillance
  • Mobile Streaming (iPhone, iPad, Android compatible)


  • Live Video Encoding from Camera Sources
  • H264/AAC Video and Audio Encoders
  • RTMP Streaming to Flash and Wowza Media Servers
  • Compatible to internet, mobile streaming and HDTV: iPhone, Android, HDTV
  • Batch / server based encoding with XML configuration

coding formats

  • H.264/AVC (Flash/iOS compatible)
  • MPEG-2
  • WindowsMedia
  • VP8

streaming formats

  • RTMP / Flash
  • RTSP
  • UDP
  • HTTP Dynamic Streaming (in combination with Wowza)


  • Application for Windows and MacOS
  • GUI and Command Line Encoder
  • Plugins and DirectShow Filters
  • 32-Bit and 64-Bit OS compatible, native 64-Bit modules available
  • Available as SDK for Developers and Professionals

Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome

Supported Environments

  • Browsers / HTML / Javascript
  • Visual C++
  • VisualBasic
  • Delphi
  • C#


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