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What’s New in SnapStream 9.2

March 20 2019 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 9.2 introduces proxy file generation and playback, automatic transcript generation (beta), video thumbnails in the Library plus many more new features. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Wednesday, March 27th at 2pm CDTCheck out the new additions and improvements we've made:


A few of the highlights:

  • Proxy File Generation & Playback
  • Automatic Transcript Generation (beta)
  • Video Thumbnails in the Library
  • Closed Caption Display
  • Digital Signage on SnapStream Set-Top Boxes

Proxy File Generation & Playback


SnapStream 9.2 is capable of generating low bitrate, low-res proxy files for the videos recorded by SnapStream. Watch your recordings using much less bandwidth, while clips and exports occur on the original high bitrate, high-res recordings.

If you’re working from home or on-the-road, then you can much more easily view your SnapStream recordings over slower connections. In addition, it allows a higher number of internal users to watch video concurrently from SnapStream.

Generating proxy files requires additional hardware for the processing involved, so please contact SnapStream Sales to get started.


Automatic Transcript Generation & Playback


SnapStream 9.2 includes a beta version of Transcript Generation.

Are you recording live news conferences with no closed captioning? Recording your school’s morning announcements? No problem.

Select the items in the Library and use the Transcribe action in the More Actions menu. Transcript Generation works great for any TV channel or video stream that has no closed captioning or subtitles.


Video Thumbnails in the Library


The SnapStream Library now includes Video Thumbnails of your recordings. These thumbnails help convey the subject of each video and will make scanning for content much more efficient.

SnapStream 9.2 will automatically generate thumbnails for all of your future recordings.


Closed Caption Display


SnapStream 9.2 adds new ways to view closed captions and subtitles. Now you can view closed captions directly over the video in the Web Player. Not only does this help the hearing impaired, but you can mute the sound and still read what’s being said.

SnapStream TV Set-Top Boxes in lobbies, libraries and other common areas can also display closed captioning.


Digital Signage on SnapStream TV Set-Top Boxes

SnapStream TV Set-Top Boxes can now display digital signage. Create a playlist in the Web UI and then select which set-top boxes to play. You can also browse to a specific playlist on the SnapStream TV Set-Top Box itself.



SnapStream 9.2 has so much more, like custom thumbnails for Tweets, live stream crossposting, quick download link for completed clips, and more. Please read the full release notes.


Schedule Upgrade to 9.2

(Usually 1 hour) 
SnapStream’s support team will perform the upgrade via a remote session.


Watch On-Demand Webinar: SnapStream 9.2

Watch SnapStream 9.2 in action. 

What is SnapStream? There's an unlimited amount of video content out there: 24/7 news channels, breaking news events, sports, talk shows, awards galas, entertainment shows, and so much more.

SnapStream makes a real-time news and media search engine that makes it fast and easy to find the video moments that support our customers telling great stories.

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