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Here’s What You Need to Know About Streaming Protocols

Streaming Protocols

Eighty percent of people would rather watch a live stream than read a blog post. The typical viewer watches a live stream for at least twice as long as they stick with a standard video. The conclusion is simple: why not give live streaming a try? Streaming live video does require some degree of technical […]

17 Quick Facts About Dacast’s Javascript Video Player

javascript video player

Historically, it was a nightmare to stream video online. Thankfully, those days are long over. In more recent years, HTML5 introduced the <video> tag. Today, web browsers can stream online videos natively. Even better, plugins are no longer required! As a direct result, this has enabled the creation of powerful but completely in-browser Javascript video […]

Video Streaming Protocols: Which to Use and Why

video streaming protocol review

Here at Dacast, we work to make a smooth and easy live streaming experience for everyone. No matter what your level of technical expertise, you can learn to live stream effectively, from content recording to secure video upload to streaming to your viewers. That’s why we provide these blogs, with streaming solutions for everything from […]

8 Steps to Build Your Own Educational Video Subscription Platform

video subscription platform

Online education is extremely popular, and the industry is growing rapidly. At this point, more than half of all students globally have taken an online course. And for good reason! Cisco research shows that about two-thirds of teachers agree that video education helps students to learn. Relatedly, using online video makes good business sense. In […]

What is HLS streaming and when should you use it?

HLS streaming

In the past, Adobe’s Flash video technology was the main method of delivering video via the internet. In recent years, however, there’s been a major shift in the world of online video. Specifically, online video delivered by protocols like HLS streaming and played by HTML5 video players has increasingly replaced Adobe’s Flash protocol. For both […]

Optimizing HTML5 Video Streaming [Updated for 2020]

HTML5 Video Streaming

If you’re new to live 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 […]

7 Secure Video Streaming Methods for Professionals

secure video streaming

Video is increasingly important for modern businesses. As with any digital tool, however, online video can be vulnerable to security issues, piracy, and hacking. Digital TV Research estimates that by 2022, piracy will cost businesses $52 billion a year. Security firms are measuring an increase in piracy, hacking, and other digital attacks every year. And in […]

Best OBS Studio Settings for Broadcasting Live Streams

best OBS studio settings

As live video streaming becomes more ubiquitous in our daily lives, all kinds of people are trying out broadcasting. And for live streaming newbies, this involves learning to deal with the technical issues inherent to streaming live video. Don’t misunderstand—it’s pretty darn easy to create a high-quality live stream today. However, successful live broadcasts do […]

4 OTT Trends To Watch For in 2020

OTT trends

OTT stands for “Over The Top.” Formally, this refers to media distribution over platforms such as the internet, where the content producer does not control the distribution channel. However, IP networks distribute more and more media today. In fact, some industry leaders advocate that we stop differentiating between OTT and broadcast TV entirely. We currently […]

Best Live Stream Encoding Software Options [Updated for 2020]

Live Stream Encoding Software Options

An encoder is one of the most important components of any live streaming equipment. The encoder takes the information from your camera and converts it into a new format. From there, you can embed this content and stream live video on your website, using a video hosting and streaming service (e.g., the Dacast online video […]