Best Places To Stream Live Videos

Published in Technology
07 May 2013

Progress of technology has also given a new life to media. Now you can see different media channels live on internet. This technology is called live streaming. Definitely big giants have their on dedicated servers for this purpose. But if a small website or blog wants to start his own live media studio then some live stream service providers gives you the facility to host your channel free of cost.


1. Livestream

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Livestream (former Mogulus) is a video streaming solution to broadcast live and on-demand videos. Set your webcam (or external video camera), microphone and you are ready to go. Your live show is streamed using a video player you can fully customize to match the look and feel of your website. Several ready-made templates are also available to get you started quickly. Each show page integrates a chat area to interact in real-time with your audience. When broadcasting, you can switch back and forth to multiple cameras, regardless of their location. You can also integrate Livestream with your Twitter account to send a tweet notifying all your friends you are live at that very moment. After finishing your live broadcast, your clips are automatically recorded. Livestream is web-based but Windows users can also download for free the Procaster suite which allows you to manage and produce your live streaming efforts directly from your computer. No co-hosting available for the time being.

 

Livestream is a free and best solution ever I found in internet world. It gives you the maximum options than any other service provider. Your viewers can chat with each other beside the stream. You can use multiple cams for live streaming. It can records automatically your stream and it can distribute you recorded videos automatically.

 

It doesn't give you the Co-Hosting facility.

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2. Justin.tv

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Justin.tv is an online community where you can broadcast, watch and interact around live and on-demand video. The service provides you with a show page where you can stream your video using a Flash-based video player. The show page and the video player are fully customizable. You can also distribute your video player to third-party social media sites or embed the player on your own blog. Each show page has an integrated text-chat area where you can interact with other Justin.tv users, but also with your Facebook, Twitter and MySpace contacts. If you link your Twitter account to Justin.tv you can also tweet everytime you are watching a video (using a dedicated hashtag) and see the reactions of other users live on the show page. If you integrate MySpace with the streaming service, your status is automatically updated when you watch new videos. After your broadcast is over, your live streams are automatically archived for seven days to be downloaded. No multiple cams or co-hosting.

 

It gives the facility of live chat for your web viewers during live stream. It also gives you the facility of auto recording of your live streaming and auto distribution of recorded videos. But it doesn't give you the permission to go for Co-Hosting and multiple cams.

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3. LIVEVIDEO

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LIVEVIDEO is a video streaming community where you can produce live shows or video-chat with other users. Just launch your Producer Console and manage all aspects of your show, including video customization, different playback clips, cameras, polls, and more. When you finish setting up your personal page, you can live stream your video or schedule the release of pre-made clips in a video playlist. When you are live, other users can join you to chat, either via text or using their webcams and microphones. Users can also drag and drop different web-cam enabled users inside a video conference to have them participate. Also, as the owner of the show, you can drag chatroom members into your webcam window, and make them co-hosts. No auto-recording nor auto-posting features available.


It gives you the options of live chat for your viewers beside the live stream, Co-Hosting and Multiple Cams. But it decreases his services by don't facilitate you with auto recording and auto distribution.
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4. make.tv

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make.tv works as a professional web-based studio to produce live videos. You can switch between multiple cameras, monitor different sources (live and pre-recorded) and adjust volume levels inside an interface that resembles a recording studio. Your viewers can chat with you in real-time via text or using their own webcams and microphones. Co-hosting is also supported if you want a member of your audience to present with you. You can freely redistribute your live videos with a customizable player that you can embed on any web page or social media. Recording is allowed, but not automatically. After your clip is recorded, Make.tv publishes the live video without any upload or conversion process. Auto distribution is not supported. Pricing available on the site.
 
You can enjoy here live chat with your viewers and they can also chat with each other during the live streaming of your blog or website. It also facilitate you with co-hosting and multiple cams. But you get annoyed to hear that it doesn't going for auto recording and auto distribution of your recorded videos.
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5. USTREAM

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USTREAM is a live video streaming solution that helps you broadcast your life in real-time. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a microphone and a webcam or video camera. As a broadcaster you got a personal page where your viewers can check your live video broadcast, the videos you have produced so far and use a text-chat area to interact live with you (also using Twitter). Your video player is fully embeddable on other web pages or social media sites. You can also syndicate your videos via RSS feed or using social bookmarking services like delicious or StumbleUpon. On your personal page, you can also display a list of recommended shows you follow and who is following your channel. If you link the Ustream channel to your YouTube account, uploading your video streams to YouTube is just one click away. No co-hosting feature or multiple cams management. You can record your videos, but not automatically.
 
It can be a good thing to hear that it gives you the facility of auto distribution of your recorded videos and as usual it also gives you the live chat facility as other does, but it doesn't allows you to enjoy the co-hosting, multiple cams and auto recording.
 
 

Comparison Chart:

Service Provider

Live Chat

Co-Hosting

Multiple Cams

Auto Recording

Auto Distribution

 Livestream

 Yes No Yes Yes Yes

 Justin.tv

Yes No No Yes Yes

 LIVEVIDEO

Yes  Yes Yes No No

 make.tv

Yes Yes Yes No No

 USTREAM

Yes No No No

Yes

 

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