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How to create a low latency html5 channel?

DaCast situation on low latency streaming on June 9th: 

  1. Our secure low latency html5 streaming solution is working on most of devices and all browsers except Safari desktop (working on Safari mobile). 
    The reason is that we use Akamai's standard cookie-based token authentication feature to secure our low latency html5 channels and third party cookies are not accepted in Safari desktop*

  2. Our low latency html5 channels work exactly like our standard html5 channels. They can be used with all the available features in your DaCast account, except auto archiving at this time. 

  3. At this time, please note the following:
    1. For a free low latency html5 channel there is an expiration of 6 hours.
      => After 6 hours of watching you must refresh your window
    2. For a paying low latency html5 channel, the expiration is the ppv or subscription paywall 
      => if you have a ppv giving 1h of access to the video, the stream will stopped after 1h

  4. As we are working on extending our points of presence so your low latency html5 channel can be the closest possible to the location of your stream, it may require to replace your already existing low latency html5 channels with new ones and embed those new ones on your website and app. 

  5. Our low latency html5 streaming solution is available for existing customers who are pro plans and above
    If you are on an event plan, please contact us. 

How to create a low latency html5 channel? 

  1. Login into your DaCast account 

  2. Go into the live channel section of your account and click on the orange button CREATE as shown below: 
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  3. A window will open itself where you will be able to type the title of your live channel and select its type: html5 or low latency. 
    Here you want to select low latency before clicking on CREATE. 
    Please see an example below: 
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  4. Last but not least, if not already, do not forget to turn ON your channel before you start streaming on it. 

  5. If you need more information to set up your encoder to start streaming on your low latency html5 channel, check out this guide

 * Tips to allow 3rd party cookies on Safari destkop (working for Mac only):
1)Click on the Safari-menu in Safari
2)Click on the Preferences item in the menu - a new window opens
3)Click on the Security icon near the top of the window.
4)Under Accept Cookies the Always or Only from sites you navigate to must be selected.
5)Save changes by clicking Ok
This will allow you to play your stream

 

 

 

 
 

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