Content broadcast over DaCast can be outputted in true high definition, allowing for the highest quality possible. Viewers can enjoy video streaming content in amazing clarity from a network built to support it.
Media content in various resolution sizes are supported through the DaCast system. This includes low resolutions to maximize reach to mobile devices, but also higher resolutions such as 720p and even 1080p for a high definition experience.
These high definition resolutions make it easy to develop premium content that can be monetized and charged for with pay per view and subscription features, as the quality can greatly outstrip free and ad supported solutions.
Through DaCast, content owners can easily output high resolution files for VOD streaming. Due to the nature of VOD, viewers can buffer the video to enjoy high quality on even slower connections.
For viewers with faster connections, DaCast is equipped for high definition, live streaming. This means the compelling nature of live content can be combined with the power of high definition to provide the richest experience possible. To do live streaming in high definition, a fast connection speed is needed from both the broadcaster and the viewer. As a general rule of thumb, a broadcaster connection speed should be 50% to 33% higher than what the expected output bitrate is, depending on connection stability.
Video media broadcast from the DaCast system is streamed from a tier 1 CDN (Content Delivery Network). This means regardless of location, the viewer is guaranteed a fast server access speed, due to a server network that spans the globe with locations all over the world. This makes streaming high definition content easy and accessible to viewers.
To take full advantage of the high output quality, the DaCast player can be broadcast at full screen with the click of a button. The noninvasiveness of the included Flash video player, where the onscreen controls will vanish unless scrolled on, allows for maximum viewer space without interruption for a great cinematic experience surpassing anything possible with DVD and other video formats.