MCE Multi-Channel Video Encoder

The Multi-Channel Encoder (MCE) is a low cost, high performance live and VoD streaming encoder that supports up to eight live video inputs.

MCE is much more cost effective than alternatives that require an encoder “box” for each channel, or a rack system with multiple encoder “blades.” A single MCE computer delivers all of your live video streams!

Standard Definition
MCE supports six standard definition live video streams at 640×480 or 640×360. Standard definition is commonly used for TV distribution (IPTV) in schools and other enterprises, and for Internet webcasting too.

High Definition
High Definition is supported and the system can accept HDMI, Component, SDI/HDSDI.  Because of the high quality, advanced H264/AAC encoding, HD streaming can be done at 1 to 2 Mbps per channel, or at any desired rate.

Multiple Bit Rate Streaming
Each MCE channel can be configured to stream at multiple bit rates.  For example, you can stream channels at 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, and 300 Kbps to support viewers with different bandwidth needs.

In addition to streaming and capturing, MCE can make snapshot images of your live video.

Recording and Upload
Any input video can be configured to record (capture) your live video directly to H264/AAC .mp4 file, ready for VoD streaming or progressive download.  In addition, MCE features automatic FTP upload, so that your recordings are automatically uploaded to your server or to Discover Video DEVOS system.

MCE is available as a six channel SD composite video input encoder or a two channel HD/SD encoder. Other configurations are available upon request.


  • Multiple Live Streams: Up to 6 SD or 2 HD channels simultaneously
  • High Definition: Up to 1080p Resolution
  • Multi-Bit Rate: Up to 3 rates and resolutions simultaneously
  • Hands Free: Automatic Upload of Recorded Files
  • Affordable: Low price per channel
  • Protect Your Content: Watermark Your Video with Your Logo
  • Lots of Video Inputs: Composite, Component, SDI, and HDMI (inputs vary by model)
  • Snapshots:  Great for security applications
  • Records Also: Record any live stream and upload to Arcus or DEVOS
  • Pro Tools: Real Time Preview
  • TV Channel Guide:  Available when used with DEVOS


For users looking for an every-day turnkey solution, the Rover comes with the Streamsie software preinstalled on a high-end laptop that is streamlined for capturing and streaming video.

Quiet operation makes this high performance desktop system ideal for permanent installations that require HD quality.

Streamsie™ is a powerful and easy-to-use video streaming app for your iPad, PC, or Mac.

Manage & Deliver

This all-in-one media management and streaming server, installed on-premise or in the cloud, provides everything you need to deliver live and on-demand streaming content within your organization to virtually any viewing device.

Discover Video’s subscription-based online streaming service that delivers video over the Internet to viewer’s computers and mobile devices. Perfect for organizations looking to stream video regularly.


Live and on-demand video can be delivered from Discover Video’s streaming solutions to computers on the local network or over the Internet without the need for special software.

Easily stream live and on-demand video to Apple devices, such as iPhones® and iPads®, as well as to Android™ tablets and smartphones.

Discover Video enables any television or video projector to access and play live and on-demand video using our Media Player or a special add-on for the Roku® player.

Download MCE Datasheet

MCE is a multi-channel encoder for live streaming up to 8 SD/HD video sources simultaneously. Ideal for delivering live TV channels over an internal IP network to computers, TVs, and mobile devices.