EEG Video Launches Falcon Update With HTTP Live Streaming Output Mode

EEG Video, a provider of closed captioning technology, has upgraded its popular Falcon Live Streaming RTMP Encoder. With the introduction of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) output mode, Falcon now provides extensive support for world language web captioning.

In HLS output mode, Falcon can add up to six segmented Video Text Tracks (VTT) caption tracks to a real-time live stream. These VTT caption tracks are detected by the user’s media player as closed captions, which will appear in most HLS players as a user-selectable option, with all encoded languages listed.

Falcon continues to provide a fast and efficient workflow for live streaming captioning based on an RTMP uplink. The converted HLS output stream integrates with many of the most commonly-used HLS video players, including JWPlayer, hls.js, Kaltura, Bitmovin, FlowPlayer, TheoPlayer, NexPlayer, and Castr.

When using EEG Falcon, content can be efficiently captioned through a complete AI transcription and translation stack using EEG’s Lexi Automatic Captioning Service. Now in its second generation, Lexi provides automatic captioning to streaming content creators. EEG says benefits of Lexi include “easy localization of content to global marketplaces and high accuracy, as well as professional quality vocabulary customization, scheduling and automation features.”

Newly supported languages in Lexi Automatic Captioning and Lexi Translate include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Russian. These languages are outside the traditional Latin character set of embedded CEA-608 / CEA-708 or DVB Teletext captioning, making interoperable live captioning difficult or impossible to obtain for these languages under previous workflows.

The Falcon streaming encoder and world languages VTT workflow is also compatible with expert authored human live captions and translations using EEG’s iCap cloud captioning network. iCap provides 24/7/365 connectivity between content creators and thousands of certified caption partners globally.


Falcon, Lexi and iCap Translate form the comprehensive EEG Cloud suite of captioning solutions. Together, they create a complete set of live streaming-ready cloud captioning services with one-signup access.

EEG’s customer support team helps content creators to get this closed captioning going. A dedicated EEG customer success program maintains the connection, informing customers about new patches and helping them to use their EEG tools to the fullest.


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