Stream live video and embed on your site

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It’s immediate

DaCast is a simple yet flexible solution for how to stream live video on a website. The live stream hosting platform is designed with a streaming as a service approach. DaCast gives professional tools and utilities through cloud computing. It uses two content delivery networks to reach worldwide audiences.

  • No contract
  • No long setup process
  • No viewer limits
  • No geographic restrictions
  • No audience size restrictions

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Unlimited Live Channels

Create as many live streams as you need, no extra cost.

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How it works

Streaming live service

First, a source is needed, which can be either digital such as webcams or analog. If analog, this requires digitizing through a capture card before it can be streamed.

Second step is encoding through DaCast. The service supports all encoders that can output in RTMP live streaming (Flash). This includes broadcasting software encoders likeWirecast and the free Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. Professional hardware encoders can also be used, such as theTriCaster and VidiU.

In the third step, the stream is sent through a secure internet transmission to our servers. Using leading content delivery networks (CDN), video is distributed worldwide to any viewer with an internet connected device. This is possible through our partnership with Akamai and EdgeCast.

Embedding live video streams

Stream from your website at any plan level

The DaCast embed code contains all the features of the player. If the functionality of the player is changed, such as adding Pay Per View, the video player will automatically update. There is no need for a new embed code.
The player is dynamic, serving content in Flash or HTML5. Live streams can be accessed from almost any device, including desktops and mobiles.

High definition quality

Stream in full HD

High definition live broadcasts are possible with all DaCast accounts. Streaming with a H.264 video codec, you can get up to 1080p resolution. Quality can be at 5mbps or higher. This is broadcaster controlled, choosing the quality you stream at. Viewers can view the content full screen, to maximize the HD video quality.

Facebook Streaming

Broadcast on a social network

Streams may also be used over social networks including Facebook. A URL-like code is given that broadcasters can attach to walls without the need for viewers to download plug-ins. These streams can then be watched directly from a Facebook wall while viewers can comment, share and like the content.

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White Label Service

Your live streams, your brand

Live video streams on DaCastare broadcast from an included video player. The player is available in Flash and HTML5, dynamically switching between the two based on the device accessing it. This comes with a customizable player skin so that the video player can be tailored to match the theme of a broadcaster’s website. The player can be branded with your own logo as well through a watermark.