Audio-Only Live Streaming To do audio-only live streaming, simply set up a regular live stream as you normally would. Then, in the encoder, such as Flash Media Live Encoder, uncheck the “video” feature, and your stream will become audio-only. This feature works for HTML5 channels. For the best performance, you will want to use AAC audio […]
The answer to whether you can live broadcast over the DaCast platform via your phone is “yes”. Almost all RTMP enabled sources, including apps, will work over DaCast. However, you want to make sure the app support a login and a password. This is a secure requirement to stream over the Akamai network which is […]
A stream coming from DaCast can be viewed from a number of video game consoles and devices, including the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft Xbox360, Sony Playstation 4 and more. This involves using the consoles’ browser to navigate to a page that has the feed. Most browsers for these systems ship with Flash already installed, and should […]
Yes, viewers can watch DaCast videos, both live streams and video on demand content, rom any device that supports HTML5 streaming. This includes iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), Android devices, consoles like the Wii U and many more.
Yes, DaCast allows users to restrict their streams to only specific countries if needed, disallowing people in certain areas from viewing the content. To do this, login and go to If you don’t have one already created, click CREATE which will launch a screen seen below. Give this a name, so you can use it […]
Although very tricky to deal with, one possible option is to place the DaCast video player behind a login page on your own website. Note that you would have to develop this website yourself. Once you’ve set up the DaCast video player behind the login, you could ration out who is given access. In that […]
Yes! It is very easy to broadcast a PPT presentation live. You just have to select the right video source for your live stream. You can choose your browser or the tab that is hosting your PPT presentation. You can select the video source from directly in the encoder.
DaCast has a lot of customers in South Africa and they don’t experience any particular problems due to their location. This is due to the CDN connection that DaCast utilizes (Akamai), which has a server presence all over the world. Do note: you might see a bit more of a lag compared to someone based […]
Yes, we fully support multi-bitrate live streaming. The DaCast player detects automatically the different bitrates of your live stream and allows the viewer to choose between them. You do first need to set up this option in your encoder directly. Also, you need a large enough upload speed to support the multi-bitrates as well. For […]