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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 Flash, which dominated online video for decades, is practically dead and has been replaced by the HTML5 video player options and formats continue to expand.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, […]

Best Live Streaming Software for Mac – A Comparison [Updated for 2021]

Streaming Software for Mac

With nearly a 90 percent share of users, Windows remains the leader of the Desktop OS market. Mobile device usage is also on the rise. That said, Mac OS (formerly OS X) is becoming increasingly popular. As of October 2020, macOS usage accounts for over 13 percent of total computer usage. In fact, the core […]

Comparison of the Top 6 Video on Demand Software Solutions – What You Need to Know [2021 Update]

Video On Demand VOD Software

Today’s viewers want complete control over their video streaming experience. That’s why many broadcasters are providing video on demand (VOD) streaming content for their audiences. Choosing a video on demand software solution, however, can be challenging. Let’s take a closer look at video on demand and how it differs from live streaming. We’ll also cover […]

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

ott trends

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. […]

How To Stream Live From iPhone [Updated for 2021]

Streaming From iPhone

Between the release of the first iPhone in 2007 and early 2020, 2.2 billion iPhones have been sold. This smartphone has revolutionized the way that people communicate and access information. The iPhone has evolved into more than a personal device. Its wide range of applications, ease of use, and high-quality camera on the most recent […]

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. […]

Mobile Live Streaming: How to Broadcast from a Smartphone

mobile live streaming

Mobile live streaming is becoming more popular as smartphones and related software improve to suit the needs of professional broadcasting. This approach to broadcasting is often more accessible because it is relatively easy and cost-effective. In this post, we are going to fill you in on everything you need to know about broadcasting from your […]

Comparison of the Top 5 On Demand Video Streaming Solutions [2021 Update]

On Demand Video Streaming

As a broadcaster, deciding whether to live stream your content or release it on a video on demand platform is one of the more important choices you’ll have to make. Once you understand the difference between live and VOD streaming, you have to wade through the various features on all the available VOD platforms. With […]

Optimizing HTML5 Video Streaming [Updated for 2021]

HTML5 Video Streaming

If you’re new to adaptive streaming, you may be wondering: what’s all the fuss about HTML5 video streaming? Overall, HTML5 video streaming enables the manipulation of multimedia content using <audio> and <video> HTML tags. Using the <video> tag creates a native HTML5 video player, and allows additional options for customizing and displaying video content. Of […]

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 […]