PlaybackPro Plus X

PlaybackPro Plus X is here! It has taken a long time but the total rewrite of PlaybackPro Plus is ready. There are still a few features we will be rolling out in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience through the upgrade process.

Key Benefits:

  1. MacOS Catalina/Big Sur/Monterey compatibility
  2. More efficient 64bit code base
  3. Modernized User Interface
  4. Faster clip and playlist load times
  5. Support for h.265/HEVC codec
  6. Better support for .mp4 container files
  7. Dark mode support

Known Issues

  • Audio level meter not currently functional
  • “Save As” not currently functional (Workaround: Save show file, duplicate in Finder and rename)
  • Systems with the M1 Max chips started getting black output when Apple updated macOS Monterey from 12.1 to 12.2.1. They have fixed it in macOS 12.3. We recommened anyone using macOS Monterey upgrade to 12.3.

Download Internet Activated (IA) Version

PlaybackPro Plus X and all prior Playback Pro Plus versions use the same license code.

To modernize your Internet Activated PlaybackPro Plus X we strongly recommend you go through the following steps. This will help with licensing problems and allow you to remotely view and manage your licenses. You can read more about License Management HERE.

  1. Open your existing install of PlaybackPro Plus
  2. Go to the Application menu (to the left of the File Menu), select “Manage Licenses”
  3. Store the serial number (you can copy it from the Activation panel.) A DT Videolabs serial number will always be 4 sets of 8 digits with dashes in-between.
  4. Click on “Release License”. The system will report when the license has been successfully released and available to activate on another system.
  5. Important – Select Clear Info
  6. Download PlaybackPro Plus X from the link below
  7. Launch PlaybackPro Plus X IA and activate it
  8. After the PlaybackPro Plus is running properly, delete any previous beta versions and empty your trash

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PlaybackPro Plus X – Internet Activated (IA)

Download USB Enabler Key Version

  1. Attach your USB Enabler key to the computer.
  2. Download and launch the USB version of PlaybackPro Plus X.
  3. Select “New Show” from the Application Control window.
  4. **IMPORTANT** Reinstall the USB Enabler key driver. The USB Enabler key may not be recognized by the application and a dialog box will appear providing 3 options, “Run As Demo”, “Key Inserted” and “Install Key Driver.” Select the third option, “Install Key Driver,” and complete the driver installation process.
  5. When the driver is installed the USB Enabler key will be recognized by PlaybackPro Plus and it will no longer be in Demo mode.

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PlaybackPro Plus X – USB Enabler Key

Download Demo and License-Free Testing Mode

  1. Download and launch the USB version of PlaybackPro Plus X
  2. Click the “New Show” button
  3. When a dialog box appears click on “Run as Demo”
  4. The application is fully functional but will have a watermark on the fullscreen output

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PlaybackPro Plus X – USB Enabler Key

User Guide and PreFlight

Testing Recommendations

  • Hardware: A modern multi-core Intel or Apple Silicone Mac
  • MacOS: Catalina (10.15.7) or greater
  • File Codec: h.265/HEVC, h.264, AppleProRes 422
  • File Container: .mov or .mp4
  • Attach an external monitor
  • If using a desktop system, use two monitors (one for the interface, one for the fullscreen output). If a second output isn’t available, the Program section of PlaybackPro Plus X shows what would be displayed on the output.