What is an encoder?

An encoder is software or hardware that converts from one format or code to another. It is integral in doing live streaming.

Over DaCast, you can use any encoder that outputs into RTMP. If you have never used an encoder before or are unfamiliar with what this is, don't feel intimidated. Instead, simply download the software program Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder which is offered on the Encoder Setup page.


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    Hi Can i stream from a mobile device as my main device if i don't want to use my PC?

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    Absolutely! All you need is a mobile encoder, compatible with your phone and that output an RTMP signal. Wirecast Go or BroadcastMe are two possible examples but we would love to know if you found another solution to this problem.