Video Transcoding

Getting Around the Dacast Encoder Login for Live Streams

By Harmonie Duhamel

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Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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      Unfortunately, there is no way to get around entering the Dacast login and password for the encoder when trying to set up an HTML5 video player live channel.

      The reason for this is that they require RTMP authentication. This added level of security is mandatory on all of these channels. We recommend keeping track of all the login information.

      What is an Encoder?

      Encoding is a process used to convert the RAW video files captured by a camera into digital files suitable for live streaming over the internet.

      A live encoder feeds digital video files to the streaming platform in real-time.

      Required Encoder Settings

      The following encoder settings are required for live streaming with Dacast, regardless of your selected resolution and bitrate:

      VIDEO CODEC H.264 (x264 may work)
      FRAME RATE 25 or 30
      KEYFRAME INTERVAL 2 secs (or 2x frame rate)
      SCANNING Progressive
      ENCODING BITRATE Constant (CBR)
      AUDIO CODEC AAC
      AUDIO BITRATE 128 kbps
      AUDIO CHANNELS 2 (Stereo)
      AUDIO SAMPLE RATE 48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

       

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