Canadian developer Broadcast Unifying Gears (BUG) announced on Thursday the release of ListPlayer Express, an application that turns any G4 or G5 Mac into a closed caption TV (CCTV) video server for use in a school, business, store or similar environment. It’s a stripped-down version of the ListPlayer application that comes with BUG’s CLASS-1 1U rack mountable video server. You can drag and drop Final Cut Pro/Express or iMovie files onto the software and play them without conversion; any file format supported by QuickTime is also supported. ListPlayer Express can play videos according to a schedule or when you manually direct it to play them.
Pricing is US$399 and you can download a demo from the BUG Web site. The unregistered version will only play five video clips before it terminates and won’t log their play-out time. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or higher, a G4 processor running at 700MHz or faster and 512MB RAM.