Author Archives: Max Wilbert

Cloud Video Encoding vs. Transcoding – What Broadcasters Need to Know

cloud video encoding

The terms “transcoding” and “encoding” are thrown around regularly when it comes to online video streaming. Both of these processes are very important to make live streaming possible and to maintain the video quality on both live and on-demand content. In this post, we’re going to clear up any confusion between the two by breaking […]

Top 10 Streaming Video Hosting Providers for Professional Broadcasting

streaming video hosting providers

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 […]

Streaming Server Pricing: The Cost of Live Streaming An Event

Live Streaming Pricing: cost of live streaming an event

If you’re new to professional broadcasting, you’re likely wondering how much does live streaming cost. There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to calculating pricing, but today, we’re going to focus on a key topic: the cost of live streaming an event. First, we’ll take a look at the factors that […]

Top 10 Live Streaming Platforms: Everything You Need to Know [2020 Update]

Live Streaming Platform

When it comes to live video streaming for professional use, there is so much to know.  However, since a top professional-grade live streaming platform is a very powerful broadcasting tool that solution providers update regularly, it is difficult to find reviews and comparisons that include all of the information you need.  For new broadcasters looking […]

Youtube Live vs Facebook Live Compared to Online Video Platforms

Youtube Live vs Facebook Live

Today, live video streaming is becoming increasingly mainstream. Websites like YouTube and Facebook have made it easier for anyone with a smartphone to start streaming. The popularity of these apps has normalized the idea of live streaming video. Millions of people are now familiar with this type of content. Major corporations like Facebook and Google (the […]

What is the Best Audio Codec for Online Video Streaming?

Audio Codec

Most conversations about live stream quality automatically jump to the visual aspects. We talk about crisp images without any buffering or lag. Although it is often forgotten, audio is an equally important component of the viewer experience. In order to maintain the quality of your live stream’s audio, you need to make sure that you […]

Streaming Media Solutions with Low Latency Integrated Option

Low Latency

The video streaming market is predicted to be worth $70.5 billion by 2021. Live streaming is making up the majority of that growth. As online video continues to grow explosively, businesses are increasingly focused on improving quality when streaming live video. This blog will focus on streaming media solutions and low latency streaming solutions. Specifically, […]

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 […]

Mobile Live Streaming: Why Convert RTMP to HLS?

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 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. The […]

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) – The Pros and Cons and How it Works

HTTP Live Streaming HLS

This blog focuses on HLS, or HTTP Live Streaming, which is one of the most popular protocols used to stream video today. HLS is an adaptive bitrate live streaming video protocol. Originally developed by Apple for use on iOS, Mac OS, and Apple TV devices, HLS streaming has become the most widely used live video […]