How to Replace Your Archived Broadcast With a Locally Recorded Video

September 21, 2018

This post addresses how to replace a recorded live broadcast with a post-produced copy of the same event. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

The outside factors that influence a video produced live differ from those that influence a video recorded live, but produced in post. In a live stream, the video producer takes on extra risks.

The stream is limited by available network connection. Also, if something goes wrong, (a network blip, a bad shot, an off-script comment by the subject), it goes wrong both live and in the recoded version of the live stream. These risks are the big tradeoff for the power of live video.

If you're a video producer for an event, there's a good chance that in addition to your live broadcasts you're recording video for post-production as well. In the long run, you may want the post-produced video to be the video that all non-live viewers see. Here are a few situations where this might be valuable:

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How to Turn a Live Stream into a Podcast

September 07, 2018

If your organization is looking to start podcasting, repurpose the content you're already live streaming is an easy way to start. This post outlines how it works. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Between 2006 and 2018, the number of Americans who listen to podcasts has risen from 11% to 44%. This platform has grown dramatically as more and more people have recognized the value of recurring audio content. 

Whether you commute to work via car or public transit, podcasts are an ideal way to engage with topics you enjoy before and after work.

Many organizations have taken advantage of the rise of podcasting, by launching their own podcasts. Churches turn live streamed sermons into audio form for weekday motivation and lessons for their members.  Organizations that host speakers and hold interviews convert those files to audio as well so that their audience can enjoy the content in transit.

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How to Bulk Schedule Live Streams in Advance

August 31, 2018

This post outlines how to schedule both recurring and irregular live streams in advance on various platforms. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Many organizations who live stream do so with some kind of regular cadence. Faith-based organizations often stream weekly at the same time. Sports organizations have a season full of events on various days.

As a broadcaster for an organization that streams multiple events, it's important that your workflow is as easy as possible. Thirty minutes of setup and scheduling each time you go live can turn into dozens of hours of your time very quickly.

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How To Monitor and Troubleshoot Your Live Stream

August 28, 2018

This post addresses potential obstacles you might encounter as a broadcaster and a route to avoiding them with active monitoring, stream diagnostics, and a support team behind it all. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

As a broadcaster, ensuring your viewers have a positive experience is absolutely critical. A low quality or disrupted stream can be a poor mark on your organization and brand.

High quality live streaming can be easy. However, there are still external obstacles that can prevent a perfect broadcast. The number one offender is your network connection.

In order to troubleshoot issues as quickly as possible, we always recommend choosing a live streaming provider that offers direct customer support.

A customer support team paired with a platform that monitors and diagnoses your stream is the best way to ensure a great broadcast every time.

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How to Collect Donations with Your Live Stream

August 09, 2018

This post covers how you can use your live stream to monetize your events with donations and fundraising. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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How to Get Live DVR for Your Live Stream

July 27, 2018

This post covers how to allow viewers to DVR your live stream so that they can jump to different sections of the stream while it's live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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How to Earn Money from a Live Stream with Ticketing

July 13, 2018

This post covers how to earn revenue from a live stream using the ticketing feature from BoxCast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Live streaming can be a great way for your organization to earn additional revenue. There are a variety of options for monetizing your streams. At BoxCast, there are two main ways our organizations make money from their broadcasts.

1. Setting ticket prices to watch an event

2. Displaying ads and sponsor overlays

In this post, we're going to talk about the first method: ticketing viewers.

At BoxCast, we believe that your live streamed events should be as similar as possible to your in-person events. If you sell tickets to watch your in-person event, you should be able to sell tickets to the live streamed event as well. BoxCast makes it possible and easy.

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How to Archive and Store Live Streams

June 13, 2018

This post covers how to archive previously streamed broadcasts easily for on-demand playback. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

We know that streaming video content live is valuable to viewers who are unable to attend an event in person. However, in many cases, the archives of those broadcasts can be just as important for viewers as the live video.

For that reason, it's important to consider where your archived broadcasts will be available for on-demand playback and how you’re going to get them there.

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How to Embed a Live Stream on Your Website

May 03, 2018

This post looks at how to embed a live stream as a video player on your website. It also talks about what to look for in an embedded live video player. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

If you are streaming through a social platform (Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube Live, etc) you might find the process of embedding the stream on your website to be clunky. Most of those platforms make embedding difficult because they would rather keep your viewers on their platforms.

The main exception to that is YouTube. YouTube makes embedding easier, but their player will link to other third party videos on your website and ads so that they can monetize your video.

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How to Add Video Indexing to Archived Live Streams

April 27, 2018

This post looks at how to index archived live streams to mark significant moments in a video. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

At BoxCast, we believe that significant moments that are captured live should be kept and cherished. With that thought in mind, we are constantly making it easier for viewers to find significant moments in an archived video.

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