Type of channels Dacast Offers

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      We have several types of channels in order to meet every Broadcaster’s needs. All of our channels (except Standard Passthrough) are transcoding channels (meaning they come with Adaptive Bitrate streaming ABR)


      ABR 1080 means that the broadcaster is streaming FHD quality stream and the viewer will receive several renditions adapting to his network speed, and the highest one will be FHD (1920x1080p)
      ABR 720 means that the broadcaster is streaming HD quality stream and the viewer will receive several renditions adapting to his network speed, and the highest one will be HD (1280×720p)
      ABR 480 means that the broadcaster is streaming SD quality stream and the viewer will receive several renditions adapting to his network speed, and the highest one will be SD (720x480p)
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      Standard Passthrough – This channel is suitable for more technically advanced broadcasters with a robust set up – network connection, encoder and their own specific requirements for the output, because almost everything is in the broadcaster’s hands here.
      The Broadcaster is streaming all of the renditions on his side (Requires Encoder as Wirecast)
      This was known before as Multibitrate Channel / Transmux
      Wirecast and our Platform here: /support/knowledgebase/wirecast-multi-bitrates-documentation/ 

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      Advanced Streaming channel
      This is also ABR channel but with backup CDN to prevent any hiccups during the stream, also the only type of channel that can be used in China

      Advanced Streaming channels allow failover between CDNs if one goes down during a customer’s event. This is a great choice to provide your account with extra backup for your stream.

      The advantage to Advanced Streaming channels is that they are also all Live Transcoding channels, which means you push just one resolution from your Encoder to the Dacast Channel and your viewers will get feed automatically adjusting its bitrate and respectively resolution to their internet speed. More on what Live Transcoding Process is you can find here: /blog/live-video-transcoding/

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      Browser Based Streaming / Go Live 

      Browser based streaming is an easy and convenient way to connect to your viewers because it does not require you to download encoder or any additional apps. Whether you are on the go or simply want to stream with just your phone, all you need to do is login to your account, click the “Go Live” button in the Live Streams section, click start, and you’re streaming within seconds!
      More on this topic and how to test it, you can find here: /support/knowledgebase/how-to-use-dacast-browser-based-streaming-webrtc/ 

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