If you ever have some out of order packets and green screen artefacts on live streams, the complete explanation of this issue and the solution follows. For a universal live stream (stream packaging live), one of both of the following symptoms may show: the HDS stream displays Jitters the HLS stream displays green screen or artefacts […]
How Do Channel Packages Work? Channel packages allow you to place a variety of content into a single player. You can then remove, update, or add to this inserted content at any time. This feature offers broadcasters a tool to constantly update and add value for their viewers. After you create a channel package, viewers […]
Yes it is possible. What you can do is create a channel package. This is a single embed code, and you can load it with a live channel. Then, you can later remove the live channel and replace it with the VOD on your DaCast account, all without having to swap out the embeds.
Spanish version available here. This guide assumes that you already know the basics of live streaming. For example, this assumes you know that you will need a camera and encoder. From that starting point, we will provide a walkthrough on how to setup a live channel and begin streaming using DaCast. Still need help with […]
Please read the following carefully before creating a low latency channel in your DaCast account: 1/ Low latency channels with Safari Our secure low latency html5 streaming solution works on most devices and all browsers except Safari desktop (working on Safari mobile for iOS version 10 and below). *This is because we use Akamai’s standard cookie-based token […]
It all depends on the quality you want to stream. The upload speed of the connection should be around double what you plan to stream at (or 50%). You can push this all the way up to 80% of your internet connection speed. So a 1,000kpbs connection would let you stream from 500kpbs all the […]
Are you interested in streaming on Dacast under Linux with ffmpeg? This guide provides a step-by-step explanation to get you started! To stream on Dacast under Mac with ffmpeg, click here. Note: this guide covers the following Linux distributions: Ubuntu 14.04 Arch Linux Requirements: You will need to compile ffmpeg yourself so that you can […]
The system is more geared toward video streaming, but can work doing audio only as well. To achieve this, simply disable the video feed in the encoder (i.e. through Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder).
If the video on your live stream is not showing up on iPhones and iPads but you can hear the audio, this likely means there is an issue with your video codec. DaCast prefers H.264 as the video codec. Most often this problem is the result of having VP6 setup as the video codec, as […]
Spanish version available here. Video guide available here. Are you trying to stream, but continue to see the message “Sorry, this media is offline” on preview? Live Stream is Offline: Causes & Solutions Unfortunately, there is no single answer to what might cause this error message. However, here are a list of possible causes for “the media […]