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    Stay Connected to Your School Community

    October 25, 2021

    In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to your school community. Live streaming is an excellent way for schools to connect with parents, students, and supporters wherever they are — especially when they can’t attend events. Whether your school is holding classes in person or remotely, there are plenty of events worth streaming, and we’re here to make it easy for you to do so.

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    How to Add Graphic Overlays to Your Live Stream

    December 21, 2020

    At BoxCast, we believe high-quality live streaming should be easy. We're constantly working to provide simpler ways to increase the production quality of your broadcasts. Enter our Graphic Overlays feature, which gives you the ability to not only up your production value, but also enhance your viewer experience.  

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    How to Add a Pre-Roll Video to Your Live Stream

    June 03, 2020

    In this post, we'll show you three different ways to add a pre-roll video to your live stream: one using hardware, one using software, and one that's cloud based. 

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    5 Tips for Live Streaming to a Remote Audience

    April 09, 2020

    Live streaming helps make people part of the experience when they can’t be present. Here are 5 ways you can optimize your broadcasts to connect with a remote audience. 

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    Extend Your Reach with RSS Feeds

    March 18, 2020

    If your organization is looking to repurpose content you're already livestreaming, sharing an RSS feed is an easy way to start. This post explains the various usage cases for BoxCast's RSS Feeds for Third-Party Applications.

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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

    Part of our series on BoxCast Features, 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. 

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

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