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Learn along your live streaming journey with posts designed to help you become a better broadcaster.

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HEVC (H.265) vs. AVC (H.264): What’s the Difference?

We’ve all been there: Watching an online video, movie, or sporting event when suddenly, the screen freezes up, or the quality isn't what it...

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What is HLS Streaming and When Should You Use it for Live Video?

Understanding streaming protocols can make a huge difference for your broadcast. Latency, reliability of the stream, and accessibility for your...

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Multistreaming: How to Live Stream to Multiple Destinations at Once

Streaming to lots of different platforms and destinations (known in the live streaming industry as simulcasting or multistreaming) can help you reach...

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Stream and Go Live with Prerecorded Videos on Facebook, YouTube, and More — BoxCast Simulated Live

Wouldn’t it be great if you could broadcast a video as if it were live … without it actually being live? If you’re live streaming to Facebook,...

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How to Archive and Store Live Streams

You're a broadcaster who live streams a lot of video content for your viewers. You know streaming live is one of the best ways to increase engagement...

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How to Live Stream to Facebook and YouTube at the Same Time

Social streaming is an incredibly useful way to get your live videos seen by the largest number of people possible. One of the best ways to broadcast...

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What is a CDN and Why is it Critical to Broadcast Live Streams?

Live streaming has revolutionized the way we consume media across the world. As a result of so many users accessing, uploading, and exploring the...

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How to Set Up Live Streaming for Church

While the church faces a myriad of challenges today, connecting with and expanding its reach to more people will always be top priority.

Declining...

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What 16:9 Video Aspect Ratio Means for Your Video

The aspect ratio of a broadcast can make all the difference for an audience. No one likes fiddling with widescreen settings, or constantly rotating...

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How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

At BoxCast, we believe high-quality live streaming should be easy. We're constantly working to provide simpler ways to increase the production...

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How to Add a Scoreboard to Your Sports Live Stream

Arguably, the most important part of recreating the in-person experience of a game is letting your viewers see the score. If fans don't know who's...

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The Simplest Live Streaming Workflow for Beginners

What's the easiest way to live stream? Use what you already own — your smartphone! Here’s a quick guide to the fastest way to go live with a mobile...

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Virtual Conferences + Events: A Guide for Beginners

Virtual conferences and events — we’re willing to bet you’ve heard about them more over the past few years than ever before. One of the most common...

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