Does Dacast Support Adaptive Transcoding?

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Dynamic Adaptive Live Stream Transcoding is the process that allows you to stream one HD stream to an online video platform or dedicated server, and automatically create multiple stream renditions (or files of different qualities and sizes).

This is made possible by transcoding it into different bitrates and resolutions to allow adaptive playback. These renditions are delivered to an adaptive player that automatically selects the best one for the viewer based on their devices and the quality of their internet connection.

Dacast does not support Dynamic Adaptive Live Stream Transcoding at this time.

However, Dacast does provide a fully adaptive player. To provide your viewers with a similar experience, you can use the multi-bitrate streaming method. Do this by setting up several different qualities to stream in your encoder. One of these will be selected automatically once the viewer starts to watch based on the device and quality of the internet connection.

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6 thoughts on “Does Dacast Support Adaptive Transcoding?

  1. Daniel says:


    Any plans for offering “Dynamic Adaptive Live Stream Transcoding” soon? It’s a dealbreaker for us..

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Daniel, I hope you are great. Indeed it’s in the roadmap of our product team but won’t be available until a few months. Let me know if you have any other questions, and I would be happy to help. Best regards,

      • Mike says:

        When we can expect such option, aside from “few months”.

        We’re currently looking for new provider and your platform would tick all the boxes except this one (and judging from how our company works, we’d stay with you for decade(s)).

        We plan to migrate before end of 2020.

        • Harmonie Duhamel says:

          Hi Mike, I hope you are well. We can manually set up the “live transcoding” feature for our customers. I could not find you under the email you left us, but feel free to contact us at for more details. Best regards

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