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Video Transcoding

Encode Video Files for true Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming.

Optimize and take advantage of Dacast’s built-in cloud transcoding tools to prepare your content for adaptive bitrate streaming. Encode your content automatically, keeping your video quality high.

Cloud Transcoding

Ensure All-Device Compatibility.

Cloud transcoding can take almost any common file format and automatically transcode it into H.264, with AAC audio, in an MP4 container, with no technical knowledge required on your part, allowing files to playback on any device. In short, all-device compatibility ensures that playback is perfect on each type of screen. Learn More

Transcoding for VOD

Prepare your content for any internet speed.

Transcode your video for on-demand streaming to make a variety of sizes available for viewers. This allows users to choose the best size for their internet speed. Let's Go

Auto Encoding of the Most Common File Formats

Encode with built-in tools.

Dacast offers audio encoding for AAC, 44.1 kHz, and 164 kbps. These are the most common file formats for audio. Explore Encoding

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

Lower latency with ABR streaming.

Multi-bitrate streaming is the function that allows users to stream the video in the size that best suits their internet speed. Let's Go

HTML5 Video Player

Seamlessly broadcast to any device.

Make your streams available for viewers on all different types of devices with the help of an HTML5 video player. Our player runs on video.js, making it compatible with the HTML5 revolution and ready for HTTPS delivery. Get the Details

Best Live Video Streaming Quality

Broadcast in HD quality.

Choose from a variety of settings and features to broadcast the best live stream for your audience. Dacast uses top-tier CDNs, so your stream can be delivered globally. Let's Go

Video Privacy and Security

Protect Your Content.

Security is a priority when it comes to professional broadcasting. In addition to Dacast’s gold-standard cybersecurity features, use privacy tools to control who can and cannot view your content. Stream Securely

API-based Online Video Platform

Easily build new applications and solutions.

Access every feature programmatically and integrate it into your own digital media workflow with Dacast’s online video platform APIs. Build your own OTT platform and mobile apps from scratch using our APIs and SDKs. Explore Video API

Advanced Video Analytics

Track your content’s performance.

See how your videos are performing with the help of Dacast’s easy-to-navigate analytic tools and reports. Gather actionable insights to tailor your video content strategy to your target audience. I'm Interested

“The support that Dacast offers is particularly good compared to other streaming providers, making them a clear choice for my business.”

- Lindsay George, CEO at ComeSee TV

24/7 Technical Support

The reliable help you need, when you need it

Our customer service team is here 24/7 to help you make the most of your streaming solution. Plus access a comprehensive knowledge base and dynamic online community of professionals.

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Most Popular Features

Mobile Streaming

Stream live to phones

Our HTML5 video player ensures compatibility with modern devices and browsers. No configuration is required, whether on a smartphone or a smart TV.

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White-label Platform

Your logo, your brand

Customize our video player with your logo and colors to put your brand front and center. The look and feel of your content are completely up to you.

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High-Definition

Broadcast in full HD quality

Deliver pristine, quality video with multi-bitrate technology in full HD 1080p resolution to ensure that every viewer has an optimal experience.

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Embed Videos

Share video content

Use embed codes to easily share a video or live stream on any web page. Or, share videos with others via social media.

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Video Transcoding

Deliver your video

Use our transcoding services to offer your viewers the video quality they need according to their devices.

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Secure Video Upload

Handle your video library

Bulk upload your video and add the layer of security your want. Access more video uploading and security tools via our advanced video hosting platform.

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Best Streaming Pricing

Feature-rich and cost-competitive

Dacast is the only video platform offering high-performance live streaming and video hosting features at the best prices on the market.

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6 Reasons to Choose Dacast

Live Streaming and Video Hosting Platform

Monetization On All Plans

Monetization On All Plans

Monetize your video content with secure, easy-to-use features. Facilitate global payments, control rates, and promos using a built-in paywall.
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Top-Tier Content Delivery Networks

Top-Tier CDNs

Leverage top-tier CDNs with distributed server networks. The global nature of these servers ensures scalable and high-quality live streaming.
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Video On Demand Platform

Video On Demand Platform

Host, manage and monetize your live and on-demand content, scaling your VOD business through a secure, streaming platform.
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Universal HTML5 Video Streaming

Universal HTML5 Streaming

Stream video through a customizable video player, utilize white-label solutions, and embed features to eliminate external distractions across all devices.
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Over-the-Top Live Streaming

Over-the-Top Live Streaming

Broadcast live or on-demand content through Dacast to your own OTT apps across all devices. Distribute and monetize streaming video anytime and anywhere.
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24/7 Tech Support and Knowledgebase

24/7 Tech Support and Help

Contact us 24/7 via live chat or access all the video tutorials and written guides, and explore all features of the video hosting platform.
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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.

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 a few steps. To begin, select “Create” in the “Live Channels” section and select “M3U8” as your channel type.

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.