Mbox Media Server

**October 26, 2017 — Mbox v4.2.1 Released**

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Have any questions about Mbox? Contact MboxSupport@prg.com

Mbox gives users powerful and flexible control by working seamlessly with media playback, composition, effects, and transitions.  Mbox v4 offers more power through modernized API’s, a fully 64-bit code-base, and better utilization of modern operating systems and hardware.  The new UI allows for faster, more-flexible, and intuitive setup for outputs and content positioning.  But the core concepts of the Mbox software remain – ease of use, speed of programming, and flexibility.

Feature Highlights

Mbox v4 provides greater flexibility in video output quantity, size, and layout with up to 32 independently mastered outputs.  Outputs can be independent or part of a system (with blend and overlap), can be duplicated or resized easily, and can be flipped and rotated.

Three versions of the Mbox v4 software are available for purchase.  Mbox Designer v4 includes every 2D and 3D feature for ultimate power and flexibility.  Mbox Studio v4 scales back on the number of playback layers, pixel mapping limits, and 3D capabilities but still has everything that most users will ever need.  Mbox Mini v4 retains the core feature set for 2D content playback and manipulation, but reduces complexity by limiting features and eliminating most 3D elements.  All three versions can be freely downloaded for testing (with only minor limitations) before purchasing a license.


Mbox Product Comparison, November 9, 2016


Mbox Designer v4 now supports up to twenty-four layers for playback, Mbox Studio v4 supports up to twelve, and Mbox Mini v4 supports up to six.  All layers can be displayed simultaneously and can be any combination of 2D textures and 3D objects.  Mbox v4 has the ability to transition content on the same layer; the 12 layers that Mbox Studio v4 provides are like having 24 layers!  Mbox v4 has the power to handle 4K playback and output and continues to provide a substantial array of play modes and effects.  Pixel mapping and image remapping tools are included.  Built-in keystone, warp, and projection mapping allow for complex projection setups on both standard screens and 3D scenic elements.

The other applications in the Mbox software family – Mbox Director and Mbox Remote – have been enhanced to allow them to work seamlessly with the Mbox v4 software. 

Used together, Mbox Director and Mbox Remote can be used to configure and control all aspects of the Mbox server - configuration, media content synchronization, monitoring, and playback - thereby eliminating the need for a lighting console.  And as before, the Mbox v4 software continues to be one of the easiest and best media servers to use when controlled by any lighting console, either in a live or cued environment.

USB license keys for Mbox Designer v4, Studio v4, and Mini v4 can be purchased from any PRG office.  A soft-license for either Mbox Studio or Mini can be purchased online or directly through the application.  Upgrades for existing Mbox v3 licenses are also available.  Visit the individual product pages (Designer - Studio - Mini - Director) to download the latest software revisions or click on the Software and Software Release Notes link for older versions.

Have any questions about Mbox?  Contact MboxSupport@prg.com

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