Viz Engine Administrator Guide

Version 4.2 | Published December 04, 2020 ©

Viz License Configuration

The Viz License Configuration allows users to configure their Viz Engine for WIBU Licensing.


The container specifies the location the system searches for a WIBU license. These are all available containers provided by the Codemeter Runtime. If a license server is not listed here, be sure to check the Server Search List in your Codemeter Runtime Configuration.

Info: Retrieving the license information from your network sources requires some time and currently blocks the dialog.

The license configuration is split into two columns:

The left column allows you to specify which licenses you want to acquire from your selected container.

  • Core License selects the Core a user must acquire to start Viz Engine. The can be either:

    • Engine Core

    • Preview Core

    • Artist Free

    • Viz Libero Core

    • Viz Arena Camera Tracking Engine

    • Viz Eclipse Core

Additional Licenses can be enabled by setting the checkmark next to it.

The right column shows which Viz Engine application features are enabled by your selected licenses. Several features are automatically enabled when you select a core license. To check which features are enabled or disabled by which license, hover over the feature to get a description.

For additional details related to each license see WIBU-based Licensing System in the Viz Engine Administrator manual.

If Engine Core has been selected, the user can also chose of a set of combination features that enables exclusive use of one of the following sub-licenses:

  • Combination Feature DVI: For any screen based out (DVI) up to 2K.

  • Combination Feature Mezzanine IP: Enables any "software based" IP in and output (e.g. a RTP stream based workflow).

  • Combination Feature NDI: Enables Newtek NDI workflow.

  • Combination Feature Frameserver (MUX ports): Enables communication via MUX ports if the engine is going to be used as a frameserver when enabled.

Note: Only one Combination feature can be acquired per node. If you need to run more than one instance, any additional instance may not acquire a combination feature anymore.

Note: Configuration of the combination feature requires that no instance is running on the machine that already allocated a combination feature, else no information can be retrieved and it cannot be configured (due to the access mode of this licenses).

Important: Any change in the license configuration requires a restart of Viz Engine.