Live Webcast Requirements

How to setup and implement a Live Webcast:

1) A Windows based computer with a reliable Internet connection.2) Enough bandwidth on the upload speed of your Internet connection to cover the bit rate or bit rates you wish to send out. You need to add all of the rates you are going to stream together and make sure that they do not go over about 80% of your maximum upload speed on your connection.

3) For audio streaming it is recommended to have a pci sound card installed instead of a integrated sound card. There tend to be more issues with integrated sound cards that come as part of the motherboard of the computer.

4) If you wish to do video as well as audio you will need to have a video capture device for your computer. There are many companies and models of video capture devices on the market. You will want to make sure that you purchase a device that is compatible with the windows media encoding software that you are using. The manufacturer of the device should be able to tell you if it will work with the windows media encoding software.

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5) You will need to download the windows media encoder from the Microsoft windows media download site below:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17792 This is a free download and will enable you to broadcast your event through your service provider. For more information on setting up your live broadcast in the windows media encoder click here.

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