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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 […]

VOD Streaming – The Premier Content Delivery Strategy

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Video on demand (VOD) is the future of online content delivery. A recent HubSpot survey revealed that audiences prefer video over all other forms of content including emails, infographics, and blog articles. Another report found year-over-year viewing times on VOD platforms up 155% (with almost 20 minutes spent per session). According to Cisco Systems, the […]

Best Resolution for Live Streaming and Suggested H.264 Encoder Settings

best resolution for streaming h.264

H.264 is a next-generation protocol for high definition video compression. Most newer encoders today are compatible with this protocol and suitable for live streaming with compact files.  In most cases, particularly if you want to stream the best, highest-quality video content, you will want to use this protocol. Encoders allow for a fairly wide range […]

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming: Optimizing the User Experience

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

For most broadcasters, the user experience they provide is crucial because most viewers won’t deal with a poor stream for long. In fact, over half of viewers will abandon a poor quality stream in 90 seconds or less. That means one bad stream could be devastating for business. The problem is that most users rely […]

Top 10 Live Streaming Platforms for Business [2020 Update]

Live Streaming Platform

When it comes to live video streaming for professional use, there is so much to know.  However, since the top professional-grade live streaming platforms are constantly updating their powerful tools, it is difficult to find reviews and comparisons that include all of the information you need.  For new broadcasters looking to get in the streaming […]

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 […]

Are You Making These Mistakes When Moving Your Meeting Online?

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Both planners and tech suppliers had to pivot in a real hurry this spring, moving events from the physical to the digital realm in an instant. By mid-summer, all involved have had some time to contemplate early lessons learned — and share evolving best practices. In the following article, you’ll find what we observed about the […]

Live Streaming API: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing One

API for Broadcasters and Developers

There is a wide array of factors to consider when choosing the right streaming service for your professional streaming needs, but have you considered the importance of live streaming API? When it comes to broadcasting a live video stream, you’re not choosing a video API per se, but you’re choosing the video streaming platforms with […]

On Demand Video Streaming – What Broadcasters Need to Know

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 […]

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 […]