Enhance Your Viewer Experience with Enterprise Last Mile Delivery

September 09, 2019

This post demonstrates the value of using Enterprise Last Mile Delivery. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Enterprise Last Mile Delivery allows you to reduce the load on your internet connection when many viewers watch a live stream from the same location such as a corporate campus, conference center, or stadium.

In this post, we'll explain Enterprise Last Mile Delivery, and discuss the positive impact it can have on your organization and viewer experience. 

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How to Collect Donations with Your Live Stream

September 05, 2019

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 Add Automated Captions to Your Live Stream

August 23, 2019

This post explores the wider range of options for adding captions to your broadcast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Captioning your live video is an important step in making your content more accessible to your viewers. It also may be important to meet compliance standards for your organization.

More than 30 million Americans live with a form of hearing loss. Millions of others are illiterate, learning to read, or use English as a second language. More likely than not, some of these people are your viewers. 

In this post, we'll address your options for adding captions to your broadcast. Then we'll talk about how we do it at BoxCast.

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How to Re-Broadcast Your Live Streams

June 17, 2019

This post demonstrates the value of using Simulated Live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

With Simulated Live, you can reach audiences who missed the original stream by re-broadcasting recorded or uploaded broadcasts to any destination at any time. Organizations can use re-broadcasting to grow their viewership, protect their content, broadcast announcements, and increase their engagement on various social platforms. 

In this post, we'll explain what Simulated Live is, and discuss the impact it can have on your organization's video strategy. Then we'll show you how it works. 

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How to Embed a Live Stream on Your Website

April 18, 2019

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 Upload Documents to Your Live Stream

February 12, 2019

This post looks at the best ways to upload documents, including presentation slides, agendas, bulletins, and schedules, to better replicate the in-person experience for your remote, live stream viewers. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

At BoxCast, we believe that every event that is viewed live should be streamed live. With that thought in mind, we are constantly working to recreate the in-person experience for remote viewers.

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How to Add Sponsors and Ads to Your Live Stream

February 04, 2019

This post covers how to make money from a live stream with sponsorships using the Graphic Overlays feature from BoxCast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Not all organizations have the same goals in mind when they start to live stream. Many broadcasters use live streaming as a way to promote their events to viewers for free. Others want to earn revenue with their live content. Some want to do a little of both.

When it comes to making money with your live stream, there are two main options. You can charge your viewers to watch your stream with ticketing, or you can offer sponsorships opportunities on your stream. This post talks about how to add logos and ads to your stream to earn money from streaming sponsorships.

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How to Make Highlight Clips from Your Live Stream

December 14, 2018

This post covers how to make the most of the significant moments in your live stream with highlight clipping. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

When you live stream, some moments stand out more than others. As a broadcaster, you may want to highlight particular moments in your stream. Those moments could be anything from a soccer goal to a particularly interesting quote from a speaker.

One way to note those moments is by tagging them in the video index of your live stream. If you want to capture those moments in a more shareable format, you need the ability to clip highlights.

On most live streaming platforms, capturing highlights requires downloading the recorded video, editing it elsewhere, and re-uploading clip it as a separate highlight file. At BoxCast, we make capturing highlights easy.

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How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

December 11, 2018

This post looks at how to use easy graphic overlays to add logos, watermarks, lower thirds, and full-screen graphics to your broadcast. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Features.

At BoxCast, we believe high-quality live streaming should be easy. With that in mind, we're constantly working to offer our broadcasters simpler ways to increase the production quality of their streams.

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The Little Things that Make a Great Live Stream Viewer Experience

December 03, 2018

This post addresses features like Captions, Graphic Overlays, Video Indexing, and Document Uploads that take your live stream viewer experience from good to great. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Your live stream lives and dies by how your viewers experience it. If you don't create a great experience for your audience, they won't come back to watch it again.

Notable factors that are fundamental to creating a watchable live stream include video resolution, video frame rate, transcoding, audio quality, and proactive monitoring. These are the basics. If you successfully consistently deliver on these, you are delivering a good viewer experience.

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