Author Archives: Max Wilbert

FFmpeg Live Streaming – What Professional Broadcasters Need to Know

FFmpeg Live Streaming

Many professional broadcasters use live streaming software in addition to their online video platforms. Live streaming software typically provides tools for encoding, transcoding, adding on-screen effects, and more. If you are looking for a no-frills, lightweight tool for broadcast live stream production and other video tasks, FFmpeg may be the software for you. This feature-rich […]

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 […]

10 Best OTT Solution Providers for VOD and Live Streaming [2020 Update]

OTT Solution Providers

Did you know that nearly half of the homes in the United States have multiple subscriptions to over-the-top (OTT) streaming services? According to a study by streaming media tracker Parks Associates found, these customers weren’t able to find all their interests in one OTT solution provider, which is why they’re subscribing to many.  With the […]

What is the Cost of Streaming Solutions in 2020?

Cost of Streaming Solutions

Today, more than sixty-three percent of people aged 18-34 watch live video streaming content regularly. The industry is booming and more and more organizations are beginning to live stream video on their website. This requires consideration of the costs associated with streaming. This blog will look at the cost of streaming solutions in 2019. More specifically, we’ll […]

Streaming Codecs for Video and Audio: What Broadcasters Need to Know

streaming codecs

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in live streaming. As a professional broadcaster, you should have at least a basic understanding of the technology that brings your broadcasts to life. Even if you’re not a video engineer, the topic of streaming codecs is important. Codecs affect your equipment needs, compatibility, budgets, bandwidth […]

Best Live Streaming Software for HLS Streaming [2020 Update]

broadcasting 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 […]

Beyond YouTube: Enterprise Video Hosting vs. Free Video Platforms

Enterprise Video Hosting

Video is the fastest growing medium of communication today. Over the past couple of years, many enterprises have caught onto this trend.  The enterprise video platform market is expected to grow at an annual average rate of +18% from 2018 to 2026. Moreover, experts predict this market will reach $915 million by 2026. Video serves […]

How to Broadcast Live Video with Multiple Sources

live stream multiple sources

As live streaming becomes more accessible, many users are looking for a way to spice up their broadcasts. It’s easy enough to start using free services and simple equipment, but how can you take things to the next level? This article will look at how to broadcast live video with multiple sources and platforms. Multi-source […]

6 Best Live Streaming Video Platforms for Remote Learning in 2020

online live latform

Online learning has made education more accessible to students around the world. Students who live in rural Georgia can attend classes in Los Angeles. Students with day jobs can log in to complete their school work in the evenings. The value of online learning has come to light in some tough situations, such as the […]

Top 5 OTT Platforms for Business Over-The-Top Video Content [2020 Update]

OTT platforms

In the past few years, the number of people turning to the internet for the news, entertainment, education, and more has skyrocketed.  Over-the-top (OTT) video consumption is consistently rising, valuing the OTT video market at over $33 billion in 2020 with projections to reach nearly $36 billion within the next year. Many businesses are hopping […]