A popular encoder is the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, which is easy to setup and free.Even better, USTREAM provides a downloadable XML configuration file, which the encoder can simply load, and you are ready to stream.If you don’t have a more expensive HD firewire camera available, an upgrade to a higher webcam is a great move to improve the quality.
Conclusion A couple of years ago it was almost an art to stream a live event, but with increasingly better infrastructure and providers like Livestream and USTREAM offering free basic packages, it becomes increasingly easy to broadcast your own content.
Obviously professional needs are different, and events like the World Cup have different requirements, but as Tech Crunch reported, Livestream provided the offical live broadcast for Times Square NYE.
It could indicate a slow shift from traditional live streaming models to more integrated offerings.
Both Livestream and USTREAM have comparable offers, it depends on the individual requirements. The Encoder USTREAM offers a browser based encoding service, but the quality is relatively basic.
Fortunately USTREAM has support to stream from higher quality third party encoders.