Key Features for Broadcasters
Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)
Adaptive Bitrate streaming offers dynamic TV streaming capabilities to you. This is one of the best reasons to fall in love with the VDO Panel. The video stream will still contain a single URL, but it will continue to stream the video in different formats. It is possible to squash or stretches the video to make it match perfectly well with different sizes of screens. However, the video file will never change, regardless of the end device that a person is using to play the stream. This will help you to deliver a perfect video streaming experience to the greatest number of subscribers.
When you are offering your TV stream with Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, no person will have to deal with the problem of video buffering. Buffering is a common problem in TV streams. It can happen when the video file takes more time to download than the speed where the video is playing. You can allow the viewers to get video reception at a compatible speed with adaptive Bitrate streaming. Even if the recipients have a low-speed Internet connection, you can make sure that they will not have to face any challenges with media content streaming. This will eventually help you to increase the total number of subscribers who watch your video streams.
Advanced Playlists Scheduler
Now you can schedule a playlist as per the specific needs you have. There is no need to go through a challenging experience to schedule the playlist. We provide an easy-to-use interface, which you can use to schedule a playlist of your choice in a breeze.
While scheduling the playlist, you will also be able to have complete control over how your viewers are accessing content. You can configure every aspect of the playlist as well. Once you start using it, you will never come across any challenges or complaints.
Once you make a change to the playlist, you can get that updated across all channels in real-time. We have a smart algorithm, which can deliver the fastest playlist updates to you. Another great thing about our advanced playlist scheduler is that it is located on the cloud. You have the freedom to pick files directly from the cloud storage. This will help you to access the advanced playlist schedule anytime, anywhere.
The Advanced Playlists Scheduler allows the creation as well as management of playlists across multiple channels daily. All you need to do is to access this playlist scheduler and schedule content. It will help you to get rid of most manual work that you have to do and experience convenience.
Do you want to have a chat alongside the live stream? You can have that feature with VDO Panel now. As a TV streamer, you will never want to make your TV streams boring for the viewers. The chat system will increase the interactive and engaging nature of all your video streams.
The chat system will never create a negative impact on the video stream. It doesn’t consume a lot of bandwidth as well. On the other hand, it will not disrupt the viewing experience. We do all the hard work to keep the chat system up and running. You don’t have to do anything, and you just need to implement that alongside the live stream. Then you can allow all interested viewers to access the chat system and continue to have a chat.
Having a chat system will help you to attract more viewers to the live stream as well. Chat systems are already available on the live streams of other platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. If you are not having one, you will probably miss out on some of the people. Without allowing that to happen, you can simply use the chat system that is made available to you with VDO Panel. When the chat system is in place, your TV streams will never be boring again.
If you want to earn an income through your TV streaming, you will need to play commercials. Your sponsors will provide multiple video commercials to you. You will have to play them as per the agreements that you have with the sponsors. This can be a challenging job to you at times. However, the VDO Panel will help you to overcome struggles associated with scheduling commercial videos.
Let’s assume you get multiple video commercials from several sponsors. You agree with them to play the commercials at certain times of the day. You just need to configure them on the VDO Panel. Then you can get the commercial videos to play as per the agreement. This will help you with overcoming the challenge of scheduling commercial videos on your TV stream.
For example, you sign an agreement with a sponsor to play a commercial video after every five videos you play in the playlist. VDO Panel allows you to do this configuration within a matter of few minutes. That’s all you have to do, and it will deliver the returns that you expect to receive. You can use VDO Panel to maintain strong relationships with your sponsors and earn a decent revenue out of your TV streams.
Jingle Video feature to allow you to run a playlist inside the current scheduler playlist after X videos. For example : Play advertising videos every 3 videos in any playlist running in the scheduler.
Direct m3u8 and RTMP link forHybrid Streaming
VDO Panel provides all the support you want to go ahead with hybrid streaming. That’s because it allows you to access direct M3U8 and RTMP links. M3U8 URL is playing a major role behind live video streaming and video-on-demand streaming. That’s because video players tend to use the information present in the text files to locate both video and audio files related to a stream. This is one of the most essential parts that you can see within HLS Streaming Technology. When there is an M3U8 link, you will be able to integrate the video streams with smart TV apps and mobile apps. They include Apple TV, Roku, and many more.
Do you want to make your viewers access your video streams from multiple devices? Then you should use VDO Panel for streaming. As mentioned earlier, the VDO Panel stream will contain direct M3U8 and RTMP links, which enables hybrid streaming. You can have more subscribers at the end of the day because they have access to different methods to watch the TV stream.
You can easily activate the M3U8 Link and RTMP Link with the help of the VDO Panel. Then all your video streams will contain it. As a result, your subscribers will not have to go through any challenge to access the stream on different devices.
Do you want to lock your TV streaming only to a specific domain? VDO Panel can help you with it. Re-streaming of content by third parties is one of the biggest challenges faced by media content streamers out there as of now. No matter how hard you try, there are situations where third-party streamers will illegally gain access to your media streams. If you want to stay away from this, you should lock the TV stream only to a specific domain. This is VDO Panel can help.
VDO Panel allows you to restrict your video playlists to domains. You can simply go to the playlists that you have already configured, navigate to settings, and restrict the domains. If you keep the field blank, no domain restrictions will be applicable. However, domain restrictions will be applicable once you enter a specific domain. For example, if you enter the domain www.sampledomain.com, your video stream will only be available through that domain. No other person will be able to re-stream content via a different domain.
You will be able to add multiple domain names at a time and restrict your TV stream to them. You just need to enter all the domain names separated by a comma (,).
Download videos from YouTube and Restream from YouTube Live
YouTube has the biggest video content database on the internet. As a TV stream broadcaster, you will find numerous valuable resources on YouTube. Hence, you will come across the need to download content available on YouTube and restream them on your own. VDO Panel allows you to do it with less hassle.
Along with VDO Panel, you can get a comprehensive YouTube video downloader. You have the freedom to download any YouTube video with the help of this downloader. The downloaded videos can then be added to your playlist, so that you can proceed with streaming them. Since VDO Panel allows you to restream content on social media, you may think about streaming the same videos via YouTube Live as well. When you start using this feature, you can start to find videos on YouTube and restream them on YouTube itself. You will never run out of content or people to view your content by doing this.
Historical Reporting and Statistics for Broadcasters
As a broadcaster, you will always be interested in understanding how many people watch your TV streams and whether the figures are satisfactory or not. When you regularly go through statistics, you can also see whether the figures are increasing or not. VDO Panel allows you have convenient access to all statistics and reports that you need to know.
You should not conduct a TV stream only for the purpose of doing so. You’ll have to figure out how to take it to the next level. This is where your TV streams should provide input. In this case, statistics and reporting come into play.
VDO Panel’s statistics and reporting tool will assist you in clearly analyzing the history of viewers. You may also monitor how long users spent watching your broadcast. If the numbers are poor, look for methods to increase the video stream’s quality or engaging character in order to attract more people.
The metrics may also be filtered by date. You may examine data for today, the last three days, the last seven days, this month, or the previous month, for example. Alternatively, you may choose a specific time frame and obtain access to the details.
Simulcasting to Facebook/YouTube/Periscope/DailyMotion/Twitch etc.
Video streaming through video players is getting out of date. As of now, people have access to many other platforms, where they can stream videos. If you are still conducting your TV streams through traditional channels, this is something that you should be careful about. Continuing to stream TV content in traditional ways will eventually get you into trouble. Instead of waiting for that to happen, you should look for ways to make your stream available to people in channels that are conveniently accessible to them. That’s where you need to focus on streaming on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, DailyMotion, and Twitch.
VDO Panel allows you to simulcast your TV stream to multiple platforms without any restrictions. They include Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, DailyMotion, and Twitch. It is up to you to pick a platform based on your preferences. For example, if you’re streaming gaming content, you can simulcast the stream to Twitch. This is the best method available to make your video stream available to a wider audience. On top of that, simulcasting on different platforms can help you to simplify the workflow and reduce bandwidth. You will even be able to simulcast videos on Facebook, YouTube, and any other platform with full HD 1080p.
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