Video streaming is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With video streaming a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player, which is a special program that un-compresses and sends video data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can be either an integral part of a browser or downloaded from the software maker's web site.
Video streaming is usually sent from prerecorded video files, but can be distributed as part of a live broadcast "feed." In a live broadcast, the video signal is converted into a compressed digital signal and transmitted from a special Web server that is able to do multicast, sending the same file to multiple users at the same time.
Costs mount quickly with streaming video. Expensive camera equipment and high-end computer equipment are needed to transmit the feed. In addition, securing enough bandwidth to support a live broadcast typically requires the services of an Internet service provider (ISP). While potentially less expensive than managing the entire process in-house, the costs for bandwidth usage can still run high.
The longer you broadcast, the more it costs, as you would expect.
This is the measurement scale of how many people will watch the broadcast but also how much of it, on average, they will watch. There is a big difference between 50 viewers watching all of a 1 hour broadcast and 1000 viewers watching 5 minutes of a 1 hour broadcast. Two things can help you with this.
It totally depends on image quality. Generally the lowest quality you would use for video is 300 Kbps which will look good in a small window but not so good on a full screen. The most common quality is 800 Kbps which whilst not quite up to the standard of a DVD is really pretty good. Anything above this might not be appreciated by many viewers because of limited internet connection.
|Entry Level Price||$19/month||$42/month||$99/month|
|Ad Free Veiwer Hours||300hrs||Unlimited||100hrs|
|# of channels||Unlimited||1||1|
|Analytics||Included||From $199/month||From $499/month|
|Password Protection||Included||From $799/month||Included|