Hardware vs. Software Encoders: 6 Reasons Hardware Encoders are Better

November 22, 2017

This post addresses the benefits of using a hardware encoder vs. a software encoder in your live video streaming setup. It's part of our series on video encoders.

Hardware or software encoder? The battle rages on. Well, battle is a strong word, but there are important distinctions to point out between the two.

When it comes to live video streaming technology, the decision between hardware or software encoder will inevitably come up. The goal of this post is to arm you with information so that you can make the right choice that best fits your streaming needs.

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3 Key Considerations When Assessing Your Live Streaming Needs

November 14, 2017

There's a lot to assess while you're deciding what streaming features best fit your organization's needs. Before you go too far down the rabbit hole of features, it's best to take a step back and consider these three key things:
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Sports Video Streaming: What You Should Know About Costs

January 26, 2016

This post is based on "The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Sports Streaming Game.If you’re interested in learning more about live video streaming your games and how it can help engage fans in a new and exciting way, download the free guide.

Let's face it: even the most loyal sports fan can't make it to every game. The logisitical nightmares of away games, jobs and other commitments can keep us out of the stands.

The good news is that your fans don't have to miss one more dunk, touchdown or goal. Live video streaming brings the games to your fans, wherever they are.

As you start researching your options for live video streaming, it's important to understand all the costs associated with the solution that is right for you. Below are three elements of streaming that can affect cost, expanded on in The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Sports Streaming Game.

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How to Optimize Your Network for Video Streaming

January 19, 2016

After lots of research, you’ve finally decided to start live video streaming. Let’s just say you’ve chosen BoxCast as your video streaming expert (wink, wink).

You have everything you need to produce a great video stream: a BoxCaster, a camera, and an Internet connection.

Here’s the problem — If your network isn’t optimized for live video streaming, the quality of your stream will suffer and you'll be left with some pretty unhappy viewers.

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3 Big Questions Pastors Have About Live Streaming Video

October 20, 2015

This post is based on"How to Reach and Engage Your Congregation In a Digital World: The Pastor's Guide to Live Video Streaming." If you’re interested in learning more about live streaming and how it can help you share your ministry, download the free guide.

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