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Advanced/Technical May 12, 2021 Understanding AutoPlay and why it doesn’t always work

What is Autoplay? Autoplay is a feature used by some websites with at least one embedded video or audio element wherein the video or audio element starts playing, automatically. If you have been with us for some time (or you are just finding out about us, hi, welcome to WpStream), you will find this little …

Advanced/Technical Broadcasting November 23, 2020 How to Enable Regular Users to Broadcast via the Front-End

Starting with WpStream 3.7.1, we are happy to announce a long awaited and highly requested feature. This feature allows your users to broadcast through the Front-End (not in wp-admin area), meaning that users who are not administrators can now independently broadcast videos. We have added a new short code, a Visual Bakery block, and an …

Advanced/Technical Broadcasting October 7, 2020 Broadcasting to WpStream from Network Cameras

Using IP cameras to stream to WpStream is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cover a particular event. Moreover, its secure and efficient nature allows you to go live on your own website and have as many visitors as possible, without giving them full access to your security cameras. This article will cover …

Advanced/Technical February 24, 2020 Codecs & Containers Explained

Most internet users will at one point or another stumble across codecs and containers, trying to learn the difference between the two. While most people categorize video files by their format, such as MP4 files or AVI files, these are in fact just the formats of the containers. Video Containers A video format container or …

Advanced/Technical Use Cases November 22, 2019 Multi-Camera Live Streaming

These days, live streaming has become affordable, allowing content creators to broadcast different live events to their audiences. Remarkably cheap broadcasting equipment is leading to an overall transformation of the industry – not only media giants can create and broadcast live events but also small website owners or small teams of content creators can carry …

Advanced/Technical Use Cases Videography November 15, 2019 24/7 Live Streaming – Building a Continuous Live Stream Channel

24/7 Live Streaming – Building a Continuous Live Stream Channel Most of the time when you’re doing a live stream for your video website, the broadcasting session lasts for a couple of hours. Regardless if it’s a sports event you’re streaming or a concert, the session has a beginning and an end. This article will …

Advanced/Technical Videography October 31, 2019 360 Live Streaming with WpStream

360 degree video is becoming more and more accessible and popular among content creators. This increase in popularity is also partly due to the fact that high quality 360 video cameras are more affordable than they used to be. 360 degree video is amazing in itself but when combined with live streaming, it becomes a …

Advanced/Technical October 29, 2019 Video Compression Explained

Most internet users have, at one point, done a live stream on a free platform such as Facebook. But did you ever think how it’s possible to broadcast such high quality video over the internet? Let’s make some calculations – the average 1080p video has a resolution of 1920×1080, at 24 bits each and 30 …

Advanced/Technical Videography October 24, 2019 Chroma Key Live Streaming

Chroma Key is a technique of layering two images or video streams together based on their colour hues or chroma range – hence the name Chroma Key. This technique is mainly used to remove the background from a person doing a live stream or recording, and is being used in newscasting, live streams and even …

Advanced/Technical October 22, 2019 CDN Live Streaming With WpStream

Live streaming is a booming business nowadays, resulting in the growth of the content delivery network market as well. It is estimated that by the year 2020, over 70% of all internet traffic, including video streaming, will run through content delivery networks, or CDNs. By 2017, over half of the internet traffic was already running …