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 will need to check visitors under your analytics for that live stream (this will be the last tab when you click on your live channel). You can view this by Day, Month or Year and it should give a read out for how many viewers you had.
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 of your live events, you enable your your viewers to re-watch your videos whenever they like. Video tutorial available here. Please note that Auto-Archiving will impact your data usage and your transcoding […]
If you are unsure if you have HTML5 (All Device) channels or Legacy Flash channels on your account, you can find this out under the “Type” area when looking at OVERVIEW. The icon for each will be different. This can be seen below. The Flash icon is a red F, as seen below for the […]
Live Streaming to HTML5 uses Akamai and has a back-up RTMP URL in case you encounter issues with the primary stream URL. The back-up URL can be found in the third step of your the encoder set up page of your DaCast platform, as shown below: You just need to copy paste the Backup URL […]
Yes, Dacast users can stream high definition feeds, exact bitrate of which is dependent on the encoder being used to live stream. To stream at HD, please select a bitrate over 1.4MB a second and a resolution that is 720p or higher.
This guide will help you stream on a DaCast channel using the ManyCam encoder. Please follow these steps: 1) If you don’t have this encoder installed already, please download it here: https://manycam.com/ There is a free version available with limited features. 2) Login to your DaCast account, select the channel you want to stream on and […]
While DaCast was created with high quality and HD streaming in mind, the DaCast system allows users to select the exact type of quality they want. You can go as low as 200 kilobytes per second if you feel this will better meet your needs, or even lower if your encoder will support it.