Author Archives: Max Wilbert

RTMP and HTML5 Video Players – What Broadcasters Need to Know in 2021

RTMP HTML5 Video Player

Times have changed in the world of online video. Flash, which dominated online video for decades, is practically dead and has been replaced by the HTML5 video player options and formats continue to expand.  Access to HTML5 video players has improved online video in many aspects, including compatibility, general speed, and security. In this article, […]

How to Convert RTMP to HLS for Live Video Streaming

Converting RTMP to HLS

With the help of streaming solutions, like Dacast, it can be easy to forget that there is a highly technical process that occurs behind the scenes of mobile live streaming. The technology that transports live streams between recording equipment, the encoder, the live streaming platform, and the user-facing video player is called a streaming protocol. […]

Live Streaming Apps for iPhone with RTMP iOS Ingest

Best Live Streaming Apps for iPhone

Mobile live video streaming is on the rise, especially when it comes to providing coverage of live events or on-site segments. Unless you have a dedicated camera crew, carrying around a camcorder at an event your hosting or attending doesn’t always make sense. That’s why many people are reaching in their pockets for a convenient […]

Comparing the Top 16 Video Streaming Hosting Providers: Everything You Need to Know [2021 Update]

video streaming hosting

Did you know that 59% of executives have reported that they’d rather consume information through a video as opposed to reading the written text? People have turned to streaming video hosting services for news, entertainment, sports, and more so it makes sense that this trend has carried over into the professional realm. Overall, computer users spend […]

Live Streaming Server – 7 Pros and Cons to Building a Video Hosting Solution [2021 Update]

live streaming server

Taking a DIY approach to streaming and setting up your own live streaming server may sound like a simple approach to broadcasting live. The fact that everything can be done in-house and on your own terms can be incredibly appealing. Unfortunately, there are a few serious drawbacks to rolling out your own live streaming server.  […]

Best HLS Streaming Software for Live Broadcasting [2021 Update]

hls streaming software

Broadcasting live streaming video requires a variety of specific tools. A key tool is a live streaming encoder that encodes your video files into formats suitable for broadcasting. These come in two main types: 1). hardware encoders and 2) software encoders. This blog will take a look at the best live streaming software available for […]

How to Set Up a Live Streaming Website in 6 Simple Steps [2021 Update]

live streaming websites

Live streaming has found its place in the business world, and it’s serving a multitude of purposes. Some businesses offer paid streaming solutions for events, and others use website streaming as a way to build online communities to support their brands. While it’s possible to use Youtube, Facebook, Twitch, and other third-party social media platforms […]

HLS Encoder and Video Bitrate Settings for HTTP Live Streaming [2021 Update]

encoder settings

Live streaming is easier and more accessible than ever before. In fact, successful live broadcasting requires only a few elements. You need a camera, an encoder, an internet connection, and a streaming solutions provider. If you’re not already aware, an HLS encoder is a piece of software or hardware that interfaces between your camera and […]

Comparison of the Top Video Hosting Sites: Everything You Need to Know [2021 Update]

Video Hosting Sites

Video is a key part of many modern businesses. Whether for corporate training, product launch, or broadcasting live conferences, video can be an integral tool for success.  In fact, the global business video market is expected to reach $40.84 billion by 2022. That represents an annual growth rate of more than 20%. This brings us […]