Streaming Church Services with Wirecast

Posted by Derrick on November 18, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Streaming church services with Wirecast is a great option for delivering Live Streaming to church members, pastors and other individuals. Many times people need to tune in to church services while on vacation, out of town, when they can make it to church or when they just want to view events from home. Media Departments for churches can purchase Wirecast Live Encoding software to make things easier in providing Live Streaming of all their events and church services. What’s great about Wirecast is that the software works similar to a video production switcher in software. You can easily switch between multiple cameras, videos and other sources. There are also several options for using lower thirds or titles in webcasts. An excellent streaming feature about Wirecast is it can work with many different streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTSP or MMS. In addition, it works well if you’re delivering streams with a streaming server that supports mobile devices, Android devices and those that support iOS devices. If you’re looking for a Live Encoder then this is a great tool to have in your media production kit.

If you’d like to learn more about Live Streaming and Wirecast give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Live Streaming or Wirecast consulting. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Our classes are also available to students in other countries. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Wirecast vs. Flash Media Live Encoder – Part 2

Posted by Derrick on May 27, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wirecast vs. Flash Media Live Encoder – Part 2. OK, as mentioned in this post we’ll discuss the many features of Wirecast.  As reminder, Flash Media Live Encoder is a free application and Wirecast is one that you’ll pay for. This is why you’ll see many more features available in Wirecast. So, let’s get started.

What you’ll first learn about Wirecast is that you can send Live Streams using various protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, and MMS.  This is what makes it one of the best tools for testing Live Streaming to your streaming server. In addition to protocols, there are built-in options for streaming using many content delivery networks such as Justin.TV, Brightcove, Ustream, Livestream and Limelight. If you don’t already have an option to record Live Streams directly on your server you can perform a recording of the video to disk. With the record to disk option you can replicate the settings of a preset or you can make it specific to your desired recording settings.  Wirecast also allows you to send multiple streams. For example, you can send several streams to various servers using different protocols if you’d like. You just need to ensure that you have the available bandwidth.

Now it’s time to talk about more features. Wirecast really serves as production switcher in software. Therefore, you can perform Live Streams using built-in lower thirds, custom lower thirds, videos, audio files, Picture-N-Picture, as well as many of special effects. What’s unique to this Live Encoder is the ability to allow compositing of several layers. Stayed tuned for the next post where I’ll discuss more features of Wirecast.  There are so many that I don’t want to leave out.

If you’d like to learn more about live streaming give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Adding Credentials in Flash Media Live Encoder

Posted by Derrick on May 10, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Adding Credentials in Flash Media Live Encoder is a little confusing. That’s because you won’t find a place in the FMLE interface to add your user name and password.  Usually you need to add credentials to authenticate to your Flash Streaming Server for publishing Live Streams.

Here’s how it works in Flash Media Live Encoder.  First, input the RTMP path to your streaming server in the encoder and then start the stream. Once you attempt to connect to the Flash Streaming Server the credentials dialog box will appear in FMLE. Input your user and password and you can start streaming.

If you’d like to learn more about streaming and compression give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Video Streaming and Compression Trainings in On-site, On-line or in Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

RTMP Dynamic Streaming Still Beneficial

Posted by Derrick on May 4, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

RTMP Dynamic Streaming is still beneficial. Today there’s a lot of excitement about Adobe’s HTTP  Dynamic Streaming and for good reason.  However, the Flash player implementation to enable  (HDS) is more challenging and most will be confused on the set-up.  The server set-up is straightforward but playback for delivery is always most important.  With that being said, users can still use RTMP Dynamic Streaming since they’re wanting Flash Video Playback.  What’s great is that the Flash Player set-up for RTMP Dynamic Streaming is much easier if you’re familiar with Longtail’s JW Player. You can be up and running in no time.

Attend one of our Wowza Advanced Topics Training classes if you need assistance with the set-up. Give us a call about signing up to attend our next training teaching RTMP Dynamic Streaming in Columbus, Ohio or On-line.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Another Flash Media Player that Supports Wowza

Posted by Derrick on February 26, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Another Flash Media Player that Supports Wowza Media Server is HD Web Player.  This player also supports the following:

  • HTTP Streaming
  • RTMP and Live Streaming
  • YouTube Streaming
  • XML Playlists
  • Skinning
  • Autoplay
  • Skin Mode

More detail on HD Web Player Features can be found on the company’s website.  The player also supports other servers as well.