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 […]
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.
To stream, DaCast needs ports 80, 443 or 1935 open to stream. The service checks first on 1935 when streaming. Most setups should have these ports already opened by default. You can find what ports are open on a OS X version of Mac fairly easily by doing the following: Open Network Utility, located in the […]