Live Webcasting: Where Do I Begin?
Most people think that hosting a live webcasting event is a difficult and expensive task but the truth of the matter is, it’s not. In addition to your camera, you’ll need a computer with a reliable internet connection, and some sort of encoding software. Both Microsoft and Adobe offer free downloads for their encoding software.
Windows Media Encoder:
Flash Media Encoder:
You’ll need to find a Live Media Streaming Provider. There are many out there and you should not base your decision on price alone. There are not many companies out there that will offer you free 24/7 tech support and more times than not you won’t be able to reach anyone by phone. I don’t know about you, but it truly bothers me when I cannot reach a live human being when I just need a simple question answered.
So now you’ve got your encoding software and webcast service provider. What’s next? Your webcast host will provide you with their server codes which you’ll input into the encoding software on your end to make the connection to them. That company will provide you with a link to your live webcasting event which you can post on your existing website.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is.
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