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Auto-Archiving Beta Version Walkthrough (Legacy App)

  Hello Dacast Users: This post only applies to legacy Dacast accounts. In the current app it is known as Live Recording, and the full tutorial can be found here: Spanish version available here. Auto-Archiving allows you to record your live stream and share it as a video on demand (VOD). By keeping a record […]

Can I Encode Video Files Before I Upload Them to Dacast?

Encoding your video files before upload is definitely an option with Dacast. If your file sizes are larger than 1GB, we actually recommend encoding with a dedicated software before uploading.  There are a number of free services out there that will aid you in doing this. We recommend you try either Handbrake and Zamzar. No […]

Why is My VOD not Working?

There could be a number of reasons why a video would not be working. This article will cover some of the reasons why this could be happening.  Oftentimes, the videos may not play because the file is corrupt. Corrupt files are a result of errors occurring while the video is recording, transferring, or in playback. […]

Which Video Formats Does Dacast Support?

Optimal Video Formats for Dacast The optimal format is: MP4 H.264 AAC This ensures great delivery over the widest range of devices. However, other formats can be uploaded and then transcoded over the system to become compatible. All Video Formats Supported Dacast currently supports the following video file formats: mp4 — MPEG-4 .mov, .qt — […]

What is Advanced Video On Demand (VOD) Hosting?

A What is Advanced Video On Demand (VOD) Hosting?   In March 2019, Dacast acquired vzaar, a professional video hosting platform based in London, England. Recently, Dacast released a unified video platform which includes live and on demand streaming, making advanced video hosting a standard feature. We are in the process of a full migration, […]