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Mobile VOD: How to Prepare Videos for Mobile Streaming

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  In order to prepare your content for mobile VOD access, you must first make sure that the file follows a very specific format. This format is MP4 with H.264 video (high profile) and AAC audio (low complexity profile, or “LC”). If the file is a different format, you have two options: encode it on […]

What is VP9 and Does Dacast Support It?

A What is VP9 and Does Dacast Support It? VP9 is a proprietary codec that was developed by On2Technologies in May 2003. It is also called the TrueMotion video codec. VP9 is a lossy video compression format and is often used by JavaFX, Adobe Flash and Flash Video Files. Dacast does NOT recommend using VP9. […]

Does Dacast Support Multi-Bitrate Streaming on Live Videos?

Yes, Dacast fully supports multi-bitrate streaming on live videos and video-on-demand content. The Dacast player detects automatically the different bitrates of your live stream and allows the viewer to choose between them. This must be set up in your encoder directly. Also, in order to support multi-bitrates streaming, you need an internet connection that has […]

How to Stream Using ManyCam RTMP Server

  ManyCam is an RTMP encoder that is compatible with Dacast for live streaming. What is RTMP? RTMP stands for Real-Time Messaging Protocol, and it is part of the technology that makes live streaming possible. The predecessor of Adobe originally developed this Transmission Control Protocol-based technology to work with the Adobe Flash player. In this […]