Looping Video Playlists Possible With JW Player and Wowza Media Server

Posted by Derrick on June 5, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Looping video playlists are possible with JW Player and Wowza Media Server.  With the JW Player you can refer to the videos in your playlist that sit on your Wowza Media Server.  You can set the video playlist to autoplay and repeat the playback of your videos.  The videos that playback in your looping video playlist  can be either in the Flash .FLV, F4V flavor or as H.264 .mp4, .M4v video files.  Both JW Player and Wowza have some amazing capabilities and the ‘looping video playlists’ is another one to add to the list.

Wowza Media Server Consulting

Posted by Derrick on January 21, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wowza Media Server 2 consulting is available from Freeman Compression Inc.  If you’re launching on-line video and you desire to implement Flash Video streaming, you can utilize the Wowza Media Server 2 for delivering your content. Freeman Compression Inc. can set up your Wowza Streaming Server either the PC or Mac platform. We can train you and your staff on how to use the server and how to configure the settings. Let us assist you both with Live Streaming and On-Demand streaming with Wowza Media Server 2.

Freeman Compression is available for the following services:

  • Wowza Media Server 2 Set-up
  • Configuring On-demand streaming
  • Configure Flash Live Streaming
  • Instruction on Flash .FLV encoding using the On2 VP6 codec
  • Instruction on H.264 .MP4 encoding using the H.264 codec
  • Live Streaming Set-up with Wirecast, or Adobe Flash Media Encoder
  • Live Encoding from RTSP-based encoders
  • Live Streaming to iPhone and iPod Touch
  • On-demand Streaming to iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Analyzing Wowza Media Server 2 and Wowza Media Server Pro logs with Sawmill Professional
  • Authoring of Flash Streaming Content with Dreamweaver, JW Player, Flash Professional

Give us a call at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on April 5, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:
wordmark-wirecastOur Wirecast Live Streaming training will get you familiar with Live Streaming Wirecast and many of the features available in the program.  This class will have you up and running with Wirecast 7 quickly.  This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, webcast producers, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a Wowza Streaming Engine, YouTube, Ustream or your on Flash Streaming Server, this class will benefit you.  Our class will also get you familiar with the Wirecast Cam and Web Stream streaming features. In addition to learning about the many features of Wirecast, our class will provide you with many great ideas for delivering your live streaming events.

Students will learn the following in this training:

  • How to set up Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
  • How to configure Live Streaming to Facebook
  • How to set up Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks
  • How to use the ISO  Recording feature in Wirecast for Live Streaming
  • How to set-up Program Replays with Live Streams
  • How to  implement Live Streaming using Video Playlists
  • How to enable Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events
  • How to record Live Streams to disk
  • How to utilize Wirecast Cam and Web Stream in Live Streaming events
  • How to use lower thirds during your Webcasts
  • How to Live Stream using capture devices

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Software Featured in the class:

wirecastwirecast go

 

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Class Overview

1. Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up Live streaming using Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the streaming server.  This portion of the class will show students the items that need to be set-up on Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Streaming to work properly.  You’ll also learn how to configure your streaming for playback on Android and iOS devices.

2. Live Streaming with Facebook Live

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up streaming to Facebook Live using Wirecast.  Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations  to stream live to the social media platform.  You’ll learn how to delivery Live Streams to Posts, Groups, and Events.  You’ll also learn how to configure your Privacy setting and Stream Type.

3. Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks (Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch)

Learn how to perform live encoding to your Content Delivery Network.  You’ll see first hand the available options and settings for use with the Top CDNs and what information needs to be included in your Wirecast destination.  This training module will include showing students how to send Live Streams to Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch.

4. Using the ISO Recordings in Wirecast Live Streaming Events 

With Wirecast, you can use ISO recordings which is a tremendous benefit.  The portion of the training will assist you in set-up your ISO source and configuring your settings.  You’ll also learn about the various options with the the ISO  Recording  feature.  You’ll also learn how to configure Hotkeys for your ISO  recording.

5. Using Program Replays  with Live Streams

This training class also teaches students how to set up Program Replays.  Students will learn how to use create replays, start replays, and update replays.  You’ll also learn how to use the Mark In for Replays.

6. Live Streaming Using Video Playlists 

This training module will show users how to implement Video Playlists for Live Streaming events. You’ll  learn how to include name playlists, add videos to playlists, and configure playlist settings.

7.  Enabling Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming Events 

What’s great about Wirecast is that you can enable the ability  to view Twitter Feeds within your Live Streams. Attendees will learn how to configure Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events in this portion of the training.  You’ll learn how to authenticate your Twitter  account within Wirecast, display your Message Feed, and configure your rotation of messages.  You’ll also learn how to choose to display your User Timeline, Home Timeline, or Favorites.  Most importantly, attendees will learn how to select which messages will be displayed Live.

8. Recording Files to Disk and Streaming to Multiple Destinations

This portion of the class teaches students how to record Webcasts to disk for archiving or On-demand. This feature is great when you need an desktop recording of you Live Streaming event or activity.  You instructor will teach you how to configure your compression settings for recording to MOV, MP4, and WMV containers.  You’ll learn what  The instructor will also show students how to stream Live video to Multiple Destinations. In addition, attendees will learn how to configure customized encoding settings for Live Streaming.

9. Capture Device Set-up 

This portion of the class teaches students how to configure a Capture Device in Wirecast.  There are many external devices that work with Wirecast, and this training module will show you how they can be configured.  You’ll also learn how to configure Audio Properties and the System Device Properties for your device.

10. Wirecast Cam and Web Stream Set-up 

In this part of the training student will learn how to set up Wirecast Cams and Web Streams in Wirecast.  As your instructor teaches about the Wirecast Cam feature, you’ll learn how to use your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a remote camera.  In addition, you’ll learn how to stream content from your iPhone and iPad using Wirecast Go.  You’ll also learn about Web Streams in this portion of the training. This gives users the ability to take IP Cameras or other network cameras into Wirecast using such protocols as RTMP, RTSP, MMS, or HTTP.

11. Utilizing other Wirecast features (Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio)

Students will learn how to configure and utilize the following in this portion of the training: Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-line, On-site, or Columbus, Ohio.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Real-Time Streaming to Smartphones Now Available

Posted by Derrick on March 6, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

The ability to delivery real-time streaming videos to Smartphones is now available.  If you would like to set-up your own streaming server to serve videos for mobile devices, you can do it.  You have the option to delivery real-time streaming videos in .3gp, .3g2 and .MP4 flavors for today’s Smartphones.  You can utilize Apple’s QuickTime Streaming Server and QTSS Publisher for providing On-demand streams as well as 24/7 live streaming channels.  Tools such as Telestream’s Episode, QuickTime Pro or Sorenson Squeeze can be used for encoding your videos for mobile devices.  The key for viewing real-time streaming content is to use one of the latest Smartphones.  Many of these devices allow you to click on .3gp, .3g2 and .mp4 links on a web page to view your streaming videos.  A lot of regular cell phones also support streaming media.

I like the following Smartphones for real-time streaming:

Blackberry Curve
Blackberry Storm
HTC – Touch Pro
Samsung Omnia