Nex Gen Media Server Lite (NGMS-Lite) is completely free to use by anyone. NGMS-Lite lacks some functionality present in the full version of NGMS the most notable of which is no real-time transcoding support. View the feature matrix to compare the features of NGMS and NGMS-Lite.
Nex Gen Media Server (NGMS) is licensed by Nex Gen Bits, LLC and may be available at no cost for use in certain educational, religious, or non-commercial institutions. In either case, NGMS requires a valid license key for continuous streaming.
After you first install a single instance of NGMS you will need to create an evaluation license key request on your system. Use without a valid license key will limit the video streaming duration.
From the command line run NGMS with the --licgen argument.
- cd [NGMS installation directory]
- ./ngms --licgen
- Copy the generated license key request text and email it to email@example.com
- You will receive the license key as a file license.dat. Copy the license key file into the file path [NGMS installation directory]/etc/license.dat
For commercial use, or use in conjunction with any activity which generates revenue, an explicit license (End User License Agreement “EULA”) must be obtained and complied with.