Is Wirecast (or Another Encoder) Necessary to Use the AAC Stream Format?

It is not always necessary to buy Wirecast or another encoder to use the AAC stream format to live stream on your website.

If you have a Mac, AAC is already built-in and ready for use with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. However, if you are on a PC, then you must buy a AAC codec for $180.

Otherwise, encoders like Wirecast offer the best solution if you want the ability to broadcast using the AAC audio codec. Wirecast has a free trial for their encoder as well, allowing you to sample what your live streaming will be like using AAC.

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.