Author Archives: Harmonie Duhamel

8 OTT Trends to Watch For Over-The-Top Streaming in 2021

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The OTT industry is booming. Every area of home entertainment spending has declined over the past five years except online video. That segment of the industry, in contrast, is exploding. For example, video streaming rose 72.4% between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019.  Likewise, 12% of U.S. homes with cable subscriptions “cut the cord” in 2018. […]

H.264 Codec – The Definite Guide to Advanced Video Coding (AVC)

h.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC)

Video codecs and compression standards are important parts of streaming pre-recorded content online.  While there are a wide variety of possible codecs that can be used, it’s essential to find one that offers better image quality or a lower compressed bitrate for better streaming results. Thanks to the H.264 codec, you can have both of […]

Success Story: How IAHE is Using Streaming Video for Online Training in the Medical Field

IAHE Dacast success story

The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) is a coalition of accomplished institutes and healthcare educators from around the world that was founded in 1985. This coalition is made up of organizations that are dedicated to bringing forth the most innovative natural health therapies to like-minded practitioners and their patients.  Through its commitment to excellence […]

How to Embed Live Streaming Video on Your Website [2021 Update]

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Thanks to constant developments in video creation and streaming technology, creating and sharing videos is now easier than ever. Recent years have brought an increase in the popularity of video-sharing across hundreds of different platforms.  This means that more people are sharing live and on-demand videos regularly. Knowing how to broadcast live and embed streaming […]

Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Never Self-Host Your Videos

Self Hosted Video

When deciding how to host and share your business videos, you have a variety of options. These include utilizing free platforms such as YouTube, opting for paid software, or hosting your own videos on your website. Many businesses feel that self-hosting their video content is the best option for them, giving them a greater amount […]

Your Guide to the Best Church Live Streaming Equipment in 2021

Church Live Streaming Equipment

With the worldwide reach of the internet, ministries are no longer limited to their local reach when seeking new members. Instead, many are turning to expand their outreach by live streaming services and events. Although COVID-19 has accelerated the plans of many churches to begin a live streaming program, it’s a valuable option for congregations […]

Comparing the Top White Label Streaming Services – What Broadcasters Need To Know [2021 Update]

White label streaming service

Video streaming technology is growing rapidly. As a broadcaster, you want the ability to keep your viewers focused on your content.  With white-label video platforms, you can nix third-party branding and advertisements that often come with free video hosting platforms, and put the focus on your brand. This simple upgrade will increase the professionalism of […]

Top 10 Livestream Alternatives: Everything You Need to Know [2021 Update]

livestream alternatives

Some people have the mistaken notion that Livestream is the only professional video streaming solution on the market. Its name contributes to the notoriety, but there are many Livestream alternatives on the market. Not only are there other comparable options, but by many measures, other streaming solutions are superior. In this article, we will take […]

How to Use OBS Studio for Professional Video Streaming [2021 Update]

how to use obs

Anyone involved in live streaming needs to use a live video encoder. Encoding can be done at the software or hardware level. RTMP-enabled software encoders like OBS Studio provide the most versatility and are used by the majority of professional broadcasters. OBS Studio is a free, open-source broadcasting software with an integrated video encoder application. […]

Top 15 Online Video Platforms: Everything You Need to Know [Updated for 2021]

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Online video content is growing more and more popular by the day, and the uses for online video in the professional space are endless. Broadcasters are hosting virtual gatherings and live streaming in-person events to generate revenue. Businesses are using online video for marketing, sales, and internal training. Television and radio stations are moving their […]