Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with streaming live?

Getting started with live streaming on Dacast is simple. Start by creating an account then create a live channel Then set preferences such as encoding, embedding and monetizations and start streaming

Can I place a live stream in a playlist?

Rather than adding your live stream to a playlist, you can add it to a package. Navigate to the “Setup” tab, and drag and drop your stream to the package of your choice.

Do you support multi-bitrate streaming LIVE?

Yes, Dacast supports multi-bitrate streaming. The Dacast player automatically detects the different bitrates of your live stream and allows the viewer to choose between them.

How do I create an HTML5 live channel?

Click “Create” in your Dacast portal. A pop-up window will appear, and you’ll be prompted to add a title and channel type. Choose “HTML5 for all devices.”

Can I stream ad-free with Dacast?

You can stream ad-free with every Dacast plan. However, broadcasters have the option to monetize their content with advertisements if they wish to do so.

How do I create an M3U8 media link?

You can create an M3U8 media link in four simple steps. First, select “Create” in the “Live Channels” section of your account. Select “M3U8” as your channel type.