Category Archives: Live Streaming

MetaCDN makes multi-platform live video delivery easy. We choose the right presentation and delivery method depending on the device or platform that is viewing your video to ensure optimal playback. Flash, HTML5 and Native/Custom (e.g. iPhone/iPad, Internet TV, etc) technologies are all used to give the best possible playback experience for your end-users.

Higher Volume Live Streaming Plans

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We’re pleased to announce the introduction of two higher volume live streaming plans, CORP and NET.

These new plans are aimed at users who produce high volumes of traffic, and need the ability to create as many simultaneous streams as required.

To see the full details of these new plans, visit our pricing page.

 

New Feature: Google Analytics Integration

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We’ve recently added the ability to insert your own custom Google Analytics code within the default MetaCDN video player.

The main benefit of this feature is that it allows you to track real-time viewer stats within Google Analytics. This feature is available for users on the Live Pro plan and above.

Check out our detailed support article here which details how to enable the integration, and how to view real-time stats within the Google Analytics interface.

New Feature – Live Stream Server-side Archiving

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Server-side archiving has been one of the most requested live streaming features here at MetaCDN. It provides the ability for customers to record their live streaming events to  cloud storage to either download or serve through our on demand video player. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of this feature to all our existing and new PRO plan users.

To see our full support document on how to set up live stream server-side archiving, visit our support article here.

New Feature – Monthly Rollover for Unused Credit

unused-credit-header-small-metacdn We’re pleased to announce that MetaCDN are now offering monthly rollover for unused credits for all Content Delivery and Live Streaming plans. Credits left over from the previous month’s allocation are now being rolled over into the next month. This is free of charge, and is now in effect for all new and existing accounts.

A few things to note:

  • If your account is closed then reopened you will lose all of the built up credits and will have to start from scratch.
  • Credits are now effectively valid for 2 months.

If you have any questions about this new feature feel free to contact us!

How to Live Stream on Linux

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This post will take you through the process of how to live stream on Linux, by creating a simple live stream player page in a Linux environment.  This example uses a web server, a MetaCDN account and some open source goodies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x Linux machine (My development box, running Ubuntu 12.04).
  • 1 x Photo of a TV.
  • 1 x Accessible web server ( in our case, running apache – http://httpd.apache.org).
  • 1 x MetaCDN live streaming account (www.metacdn.com).
  • 1 x Text Editor Of Your Choice (vim).
  • 1 x GIMP.  No, not a person with a physical impairment – we’re talking about the GNU Image Manipulation Program. (http://www.gimp.org).
  • 1 x FFMPEG (https://www.ffmpeg.org).

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