Interact with your Audience as you Stream and Grow.
Questions and Answers are very popular within a Live Stream.
Whether it is a webinar or just for fun, Q&A can be liberating and entertaining at the same time.
Here are some things to know:
With any webcast or live stream you going to have a delay in the video. We call this latency. It is just a fact of life when it comes to live streaming. Depending on the bandwidth, the stream settings, resolution, and the device your viewers are on, latency can range anywhere from 4 seconds to 35 seconds worst-case scenario.
Technically it is not actually “Live”, it is a delay but very standard in the live stream business.
We always try to optimize a low latency live stream for you especially if you want to interact with your viewers.
With our set up, the best latency we have gotten is around the 6-second mark which isn’t terrible.
Not to get too technical here or anything but there are settings on YouTube that can be adjusted to optimize latency. For example, and ultra-low latency setting will cause a slight decrease in picture quality because it is processing the video stream at a much faster rate. A low latency speed will get you a great video quality stream. A normal stream transmission will give you the best image quality but the slowest latency (up to 23 seconds)
If you are setting up the Live Stream on your own CDN (Content Delivery Network) such as Facebook or YouTube, you can adjust these settings on your own and supply us with the RTMP URL code and stream key. We can assist you or your IT personnel with that if need be.
If you would like us to stream to one of our CDN accounts, we can do that too and then distribute you the link to the live stream where you can then forward on to your audience and viewers.
Youtube provides a limited amount of data and metrics after a Live Stream. If this information is important we recommend going with a premium Content Delivery Network that offers more detailed analytics such as Vimeo.
If you have your own account, great, just have your IT administer release the RTMP and stream key to us and we’ll have it going. If you need us to set it up for you, we can add that as a separate service. We can also charge you to stream to our premium account (if Youtube of Facebook is not an option) for a premium rate. Let us know and we can set up the details.
If you want to place your Live Stream feed onto your website or company web page that can be arranged as well. Again, we can stream directly to your own CDN or we can provide the CDN for you on our account and send you or your IT person an embedded code where you can simply copy and paste it into your editor on your web page so you can get a Live stream LIVE on your website. Please call us for more details.