Even better, USTREAM provides a downloadable XML configuration file, which the encoder can simply load, and you are ready to stream.
The last challenge is the quality, obviously HD quality would be nice, and is not supposed to be part of the basic package.
One advice would be not to mimic my setup on the right though, it was experimental at best, and certainly adds a certain level of stress.
The Live Streaming If you don’t have a budget to pay for your own CDN, services like USTREAM and Livestream provide the full infrastructure to deliver video content to your viewers.
And more importantly, if ads are acceptable, they offer the basic service for free.
Both Livestream and USTREAM have comparable offers, it depends on the individual requirements. The Encoder USTREAM offers a browser based encoding service, but the quality is relatively basic.
The company points out that since social networks all offer users the ability to stream their lives, why not them?
"Our offering broadcasts everything, from surfing the internet to eating lunch," says Cam Soda VP Darren Press.
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