Bandwidth is the amount of data transferred. As video quality and stream viewers increase, so does the amount of bandwidth used.
An encoder is, simply, a computer dedicated to convert a source (video or audio) into a digital format. The process of encoding video is necessary in order to make your stream compatible with and viewable on supported devices.
In order to stream high quality video, you need an internet connection with a good upload speed. In general, we recommend speeds above 2.5 Mbps to ensure your stream runs smoothly. You can test your internet speed here: http://www.speedtest.net
Absolutely not. Although expensive HD cameras certainly look good, you can stream from something as simple as an IP camera or a laptop integrated camera.
Yes. You can stream previously recorded video and audio files through your channel from your computer. Click here for a quick walkthrough.
Transcoding is the process of converting a file from one digital format to another. This is useful when uploading VODs to ensure compatibility across various devices.
VODs will only be visible in your account library until you embed them on another website. To do this, simply transfer the HTML code to your website. We also have more complex systems that combine uploading and content management, and we often design websites that implement this solution for customers. Contact us for more information.
Absolutely. After you begin streaming and refresh your account page, you will see an embed code that you can copy and insert into the HTML editor of your website. Your stream will show up in an embedded player.
Yes, we can set access restrictions to make your channel available in only the countries of your choice. This is useful if you want to stream but only have the rights to distribute your content in certain regions.
We do not notify people when they are close to reaching their bandwidth caps. However, you will be able to see your current usage every time you stream and/or log into your account.
Unfortunately, we have no way of providing advertisements for channels, although we will be happy to work with you and any advertisers you find to integrate ads into your stream. We also offer different ways of monetizing your content, such as pay-per-view and subscription based models. IPTV services like Roku and Smart TV also have monetization options, including pre-roll channel banner ads.