On Demand Streaming

Video streaming is getting easier all the time. Many people find they can do it themselves with perhaps a little guidance from our streaming experts. But there are circumstances when you might benefit from working with a full video production company. Large live events like annual corporate meetings or training sessions streamed to locations around the world. These might require multiple video and audio inputs as...

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mobile streaming

Online video is a regular part of many of our lives. Whether it’s watching the local weather forecast online, our favourite movies, movie trailers, or personally uploaded videos, it’s something we take for granted. But it wasn’t that long ago when it all started. Online video really got its start on June 24th, 1993. As part of a proof of live streaming concept trial, a live...

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streaming services for churches

Religious organisations want to expand the size of their congregations. Technology can be an important part of how they reach out to people. Although the same technological solution might solve numerous challenges, it may be used in different ways depending on the age group of the target audience. Live streaming is one example of a technology that can be used differently yet achieve the same result…reaching more...

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video streaming service

YouTube is an Internet behemoth. It’s the number two search engine in the world 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute, and billions of people watch videos each month. It used to be that advertising, thumbnail choices, and that list of suggested videos at the end were forced on the majority of users. Unless you were an approved partner and met their strict criteria...

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Tomorrow starts the New Year. And along with a new year often comes a new list of projects. For many organisations and universities, perhaps even you, those projects include adding or improving their streaming services. While many will turn to public services like YouTube or Vimeo, if you’re interested in looking truly professional consider using white label services from PlanetStream. Service providers such as event planners,...

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Some historians say that live streaming can be traced back as far as the early 1920’s. That’s when George O. Squier received a patent for using electrical lines, rather than radio, to transmit and distribute signals. This technology became the basis for Muzak, later known as elevator music. Initially music was only transmitted to residences with the proliferation of radios in the homes. Then Muzak became...

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streaming services for churches

A study of faith based organisations showed almost 50% of respondents think using digital media to communicate with members is a critical part of their strategy to stay engaged and remain relevant. This is probably true, especially during religious holidays when people are more apt to be looking for services and their community. But while holiday services are important to members, not all may be able...

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In part one of this post series you learned about the options on how to capture and prepare your video for on demand streaming. Or maybe you picked out your capture device for a live streaming event and are ready for the next step. Either way, you’ll learn about what encoding is and the basics of how to do it in this post. First let’s take...

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We are often asked why people should pay us for hosting streaming video when YouTube is free. It used to be easy to answer because the quality was so poor on YouTube but that's not so clear cut any more. There are three main issues: 1. Unlike PlanetStream, YouTube give no guarantee of service or the quality of playback and it can deteriorate quite badly at busy...

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