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Advanced/Technical

Advanced/Technical September 9, 2021 What is Video Bitrate? The Best Bitrates for Streaming Video

Before you’ve gotten to the point where you questioned what video bitrate is, you’ve probably already purchased and set up all your streaming equipment including video camera, microphone, and lighting. Maybe you have also created your video content strategy and found a platform that you wish to stream to. If you have a WordPress website, …

Security September 1, 2021 Password Protected Live Streaming: Everything you need to know in 2021

What is Password Protected Live Streaming? A password protected live stream is essentially a live stream that is put behind a wall that can only be accessed with a password. The streamer decides the password and only shares it with select viewers. On WordPress and with WpStream, the way a password protected live stream works …

Advanced/Technical Broadcasting July 30, 2021 What does RTMP stand for?

RTMP is an acronym for the term ‘Real-Time Messaging Protocol’. You may have come across it in regards to live streaming and broadcasting live events. It has been used to stream over the internet (both audio and video) since back in 2002. This was precisely when micro media was created as well. Macromedia is a …

Advanced/Technical Broadcasting July 23, 2021 What is an OTT Platform?

Definition OTT stands for Over The Top. Referring to a streaming service that broadcasts video content over the internet. So, ‘Over The Top’ of another platform. This is different to cable format where TV watchers used to subscribe to cable providers and networks in order to access regular programming. Now, cable providers only need to …

Advanced/Technical Broadcasting July 9, 2021 How to Edit the ‘Off-Air’ Text on your Live Stream

“The live stream is paused and may resume shortly” …is how the message appears to your viewers on the player after you have ended your live event. While this is still the default message, with plugin version 3.14.1, you can now edit the off-air text to explain what is going on with your live stream …

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 …