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

By Jose Guevara

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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.

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    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.

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