Installing PlayOn Producer

Below are all of the necessary components for installation of the PlayOn software on your laptop.  Please follow the directions under each download link, and let me know if you have any questions.

Before You Begin

Before you install the software yourself or have us install it for you, please make sure that you've checked off the following:

Laptop Requirements:
  • The PC laptop meets our hardware specifications
    • i5 Processer @ 2.4 GHz or faster
    • minimum 3 GB of RAM
    • 7200 RPM hard drive
    • 250 GB minimum or better storage space
    • USB 3.0 port is a bonus, but not required
  • You have Administrative access to the laptop.  You will need this to install any software.
  • All of the Windows Updates have been run.  Forgot how?  Microsoft can help.
Video Capture Device:
  • You have acquired a Video Capture Device.  Click here for what kind of device to get and here to purchase one on


PlayOn Producer:
You can find the latest version of Producer under the "Producer" tab in PlayOn Manager (, or by clicking here.  
  • Click the link
  • Save File
  • The file will save in your Downloads folder
  • Once the file has finished downloading, right-click the zip file and select Extract All Files 
  • Double-click to run the installer
  • Reboot
Video Capture Device Drivers:
PlayOn Producer will not run without an Elgato video capture device.  To be sure you can use you device properly:
Your Logos and Graphics:
  • Double-click on the PlayOn Producer icon on your desktop
  • Click on the the blue Media icon
  • Drag the four images into the Logos folder
Sample Videos and Graphics:
Use these sample videos and graphics to practice inserting commercials and promos into your broadcast:
  • Find and download the files here
  • Double-click on the PlayOn Producer icon on your desktop
  • Click on the the blue Media icon
  • Put the videos files (.mp4) in the Videos folder
  • Put the graphic files (.png) in the Graphics folder
Web Sites to "Bookmark" in Your Internet Browser:


Any Video Converter:
AVC is used to convert video files.  You may need this to adjust the format any videos created on software other than PlayOn Producer.  You can download it here.  
  • Once you've installed this, click on the icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and change the output to Customized MP4 Movie (*.mp4)
  • Then, in the bottom right corner of the screen, click on Video Options and adjust the to meet these criteria:
    • Video Codec:  x264
    • Video Size:  640x360
    • Video Bitrate:  750
    • Frame Rate:  29.97
    • Video Aspect: 16/9
    • Encode Pass: 1
  • Then, click on Audio Options, and adjust the settings to meet these criteria:
    • Audio Codec:  AAC
    • Audio Bitrate:  96
    • Sample Rate:  48000
    • Audio Channel:  2
    • Audio Disable:  No
With this software, you can watch the F4V files PlayOn Producer creates.  You can download it here.  

GIMP is a great, free software solution for creating graphics.  You can download it here.