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  1. Drag the Just Playout folder from the disk image to the Applications folder. This will install all relevant playout software applications.

  2. Eject the disk image afterwards (Command-E).

  3. Open a Finder window and navigate to the Just Playout folder inside of your Applications folder.

    • Just Out provides the final output (Virtual or SDI). It renders the frames in realtime either on the host GPU (Graphics) or CPU (video file decoding) and should never be quit during playout operations. For more information, please visit: 8. Just Out (v.4.0x)

    • Just Connect acts like a database by receiving and distributing all the information related to a playout channel. It interconnects to all Just Out engine(s) and Just Control user interface(s) which are related to a particular channel managed by Just Connect. For more information, please visit: 9. Just Connect (v4.0)

    • Just Control: is the unified user interface for all ToolsOnAir applications. During the setup, the administrator can define which one of the two available solutions/user interfaces namely just:live or just:play should be used for a certain channel. For more information about the just:play interface, please visit:

  4. Add (Drag & Drop) the applications Just Out, Just Connect and Just Control to your Dock.



To perform an easy and straightforward starting setup we recommend running Just Out, Just Connect and Just Control on the same machine (Mac). For more information about advanced setups with multiple machines distributed over the network, please refer to the 6. Setup Variants (v4v.4.0x)

  1. Start Just Out and Just Connect and confirm/apply all system related requests.

  2. Start Just Control which will automatically display the User Login window. We recommend keeping the defined user name for now.

  3. Click on the Login button.

  4. Once Just Out and Just Connect have been started (as described in step 1) and you want to run all applications on one machine, make sure to enter the IP-Address “”, keeping the same Channel Port Number (5000), before clicking on the “Connect” button. This allows you to test and configure your setup independent from of your network infrastructure. For final production/On-Air setups, we recommend using the IP-Address provided by your network administrator.

  5. Make sure the option New Channel is selected and enter the name of the Channel into the Channel's name field.

  6. Select the Format you would like to use for broadcast.

  7. Select the option just:play for 24/7 scheduled playout.

  8. When running Just Out, Just Connect, Just Control on the same machine, please enter the IP-Address “” under the section “The channel's primary engine is installed here” to ensure proper testing operations. Keep the same Engine Port Number (5509).

  9. If there is a dedicated Video device, select AJA or Blackmagic, otherwise keep the Virtual option selected.

  10. Change the Repository Folders if desired. The default Repositories are:

    • Video files:

    • Graphic files:

    • Audio files:

    • Playlist files:

  11. Activating the “Include Simple FX layer with station and live bugs” checkbox loads two (2) TOA-Demo still images automatically as channel bug and for live input. This feature can also be (de)activated after the initial setup and the still images can be changed once the installation is done.

  12. Click the “Configure” button to finish the setup. The Just Control user interface should look similar to the picture below.


  1. In Just Connect the Status of the Channel should be Playing, with a Green light.

  2. In Just Play the Buffer should be higher than 50% and the CTI (Current Time Indicator) should be Green.

7. Read the User Manual

You can find it here or in the Help menu of just:play.