HTML5: Mobile Delivery to iOS and Android Live Video Streaming

Posted by Anthony Romero >

 

iOS and Android Live Video StreamingNeed to offer iOS and Android live video streaming from your own website? Well now you can with all device HTML5 video. A broadcasting solution that utilizes a split player approach to target desktops and mobiles. Now you can offer live video streaming to anyone, anywhere from the same embed code.

DaCast is excited to announce our first beta since our launch in 2010. The subject is, fittingly, the most requested feature since we have launched: HTML5 streaming with support for mobile devices. This includes iOS and versions of Android such as Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to name a few. The new service offers a split approach to video delivery as well. People trying to view from a desktop will get a Flash version of the player for best performance. Those trying to view from a mobile device, like an Android tablet, will be delivered an HTML5 version of the player.

Just like DaCast’s normal service, almost all RTMP based encoders are supported. This includes Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream’s Wirecast and Vidblaster among many others. One change to the service, though, is that it now requires a login and password to authenticate. This information needs to be entered directly into the encoder.

So how does applying for the beta work?

On Monday, March 18th, 2013:  login to your DaCast account, go to the help tab, and click  Support. Then create a ticket for a “Beta Application”. An account manager will then review the request and make the necessary steps to set you up. The beta will run through November, 2013, when the feature will be officially launched for all accounts.

Please note, space on the beta is limited. The DaCast staff will be prioritizing based on your account level and how long you have been an active DaCast broadcaster.

The beta will be functional to your viewers. This means you can broadcast the content to your own audience from your own website. It includes support for both live and on demand video. Beta channels will convert into regular channels following the end of the beta. So those who get attached to their new streams don’t have to worry.

To stay up to date on development progress with the beta, please follow our community.

Again, this feature will be released to all account starting November 2013. If you prefer to wait, it will just be a few more months until the feature is widely accessible to all DaCast broadcasters.

By Anthony Romero.