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 […]
You can insert a Live stream in a DaCast package, rather than in a DaCast playlist. To insert a live channel in a DaCast package, go to the “Setup” tab of your package and simply drag and drop the desired content among your list of VODs or your list of live channels.
Yes, the more people that watch the video, be it on your site or on Facebook, the more bandwidth you consume as the broadcaster. Bandwidth is not treated differently based on the source that the viewer is using to view the content. This includes over social networks like Facebook, your own website and also the DaCast […]
Yes, you can rename the channel at any time without redoing the embed code. For viewers, though, the changes will only appear once they reload the player. In other words, if they started watching before the change, they will not see the new name until they reload the player.
Wirecast Troubleshooting: First, have you received the following Wirecast error message (also pictured below in a screenshot): “Cannot publish the stream. Verify the stream name and if you have provided any credentials/tokens”? If you’ve received this message, you probably have not entered the login and password inside Wirecast. Another possibility is that you entered these […]
Free trials and all levels of accounts (monthly and pay as you go) can broadcast ad-free content over Dacast. All Dacast plans, including the free trial, offer fully white-label, ad-free streaming and video hosting.
Short answer: Yes, it’s possible to stream live via an IP camera. At DaCast, we have a number of broadcasters who use this option, instead of choosing to stream live via a USB or standard webcam. However, do note that streaming with an IP camera does require a certain level of encoder. If you are […]