LIVE STREAM: “BEST PRACTICES” TO KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Live streaming is a great way to provide access to your Ministry, to a lot more people!
- the disabled and shut-ins
- those ill at home
- those on the road travelling
- as a sharing tool for co-workers & friends
…and, it’s easier than you think. You can start simple with an audio only stream (like a radio broadcast). Or, you can stream audio & video. You can then automatically archive your broadcast for on-demand or scheduled playback at a later time (also see: why upload when you can live stream instead). We are here and happy to help… just ask!
Please follow these steps below to help simplify your Live Stream workflow/process, and to reduce the risk of human error that may break your feed. NOTE: when a live stream issue is reported, most often (by far) the problem originates on the broadcaster’s side (not server-side). These steps below can help things go very smooth for you – week after week!
Your live streams are cross-platform compliant (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Roku,etc…), as long as your live stream encoding software’s settings are correct. You must be in H.264, Baseline (not Main), with audio in AAC format whenever possible.