WorshipStream

Webcasting 101

The Basics of Webcasting

webcast: a video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet.

Here's how it works:

Webcasting 101

Streaming Your Service

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    Your church has a live event. A simple web camera, or an output from your video and audio mixers is sent to a computer.

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    The computer is equipped with encoding software, such as Adobe Flash Live Encoder or Wirecast. The encoding software captures the audio/video feed and digitally encodes it for streaming.

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    The encoding computer uploads the event stream using a high-speed Internet connection. For best results, the computer should use a wired connection instead of wireless.

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    The event stream is uploaded to our Content Delivery Network, or CDN. This is a network of redundant servers that will store and share the uploaded stream.

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    Now that the stream has made it to the CDN, it is available for viewers to  access from their computer or mobile device. WorshipStream provides ministries with the option of using a custom-branded webpage to display the live stream, as well as the ability to embed the stream directly into their own website. When a viewer navigates to the stream, the stream will pick up the event in real-time, just like a television.

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