Uses For Streaming Video Server Software

Streaming video is one of the most interesting ways to get a message across to your website visitors. It can be accomplished with video streaming software, which gives you the technology required to put streaming video on your site. Some software is cheap or even free, and is recommended for small to medium sites. Paid streaming video server software is appropriate for large sites with a lot of traffic. When it comes to exactly how much you can expect to pay, it depends on the software and its features.

One company that offers software for streaming video is NCH Software. Their BroadCam Live Streaming Video Software is offered for free, however there is an upgraded version you can pay to use. With this software you can compress your videos, stream them via Internet and broadcast your video from your web cam or video input. Using this program, streaming video can be viewed via Windows Media player or a Flash plugin. There are multiple file formats supported by this software. With the upgraded version, you can embed a banner and link to drive traffic to wherever you choose.

When first setting up streaming video, you need to figure out if you want your own server or one provided by a hosting company. Having your own server is a big task, one that is expensive and take specialized knowledge. Unless your site is huge, you would probably be better of with a hosting company that provides the software you need and does the difficult work for you. There are still things you'll need to do, such as create and upload videos, but this is nowhere near as complex as running your own server.

There are websites like Ustream that are ideal for amateur webcasters because they host and display streaming video free. Visitors just go to the site to view your content. While the content does not appear on your site via this method, you can always link to your Ustream video. Many people with amateur web shows, puppy cams, kitten cams, wildlife cams and other streaming video content use services like this one to save money and effort.

When shopping around for streaming video server software, compare features and prices from different companies before choosing a software package. It is important to select something that suits your site needs and is manageable for your budget. Because of all the different options available, you can join the many other site owners who are reaching their visitors through streaming video technology.






 

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New wheels give manual wheelchair users new way to move - Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald

New wheels give manual wheelchair users new way to move
Bellingham Herald
Rowheels, CEO and Co-founder Rimas Buinevicius holds and explains the inner workings of the company's innovative wheelchair wheel inside their development and production space in Fitchburg, Wis., on Jan. 28, 2015. WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL .

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Quickflix posts $8.6m H1 loss
Video streaming service Quickflix more than doubled its first half loss to $8.6 million ahead of the launch of rivals Netflix and Stan...


Netflix Offers Streaming Video in Cuba - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Netflix Offers Streaming Video in Cuba
Wall Street Journal
Netflix Inc. is starting to offer streaming video service in Cuba, making it one of the first companies to expand into that market since President Barack Obama announced a thaw in relations with Havana late last year. Cubans now can access a variety of .
Netflix Comes To CubaTechCrunch
Streaming Across The Straits of Florida: Netflix Available In Cuba Starting TodayFast Company
Netflix goes to Cuba. Will wider Internet access follow? (+video)Christian Science Monitor
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MLB's Streaming-Tech Unit Goes Pro - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

MLB's Streaming-Tech Unit Goes Pro
Wall Street Journal
Last year, consumers streamed 26 billion minutes of video powered by MLBAM, up 86% from the prior year. Online video piped directly to consumers EURœis a necessary, if not very large arrow in the quiver of media companies today,EUR Mr. Bowman said.
Major League Baseball might spin off its video-streaming operationTechHive

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Optus to try luck in world of online streaming - The Australian

The Australian

Optus to try luck in world of online streaming
The Australian
Video streaming on-demand will be incorporated into Optus's mobile and/or fixed broadband offerings. EURœWhen we look at what really engages consumers it's really all about video. EURœOptus will become a single source of content aggregation across all .

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Nickelodeon's 'Noggin' streaming service is just for preschoolers
Nickelodeon is taking its first foray into subscription video streaming, though it's not the far-reaching service we expected. Instead, the new EURœNogginEUR service will be aimed strictly at preschoolers, with ad-free shows like Blues Clues , Little Bear , and Kai-lan . It'll also include music videos, educational videos, games, and activities. The service will launch on March 5 for $5.99 per month ...


 

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