Yes, Dacast supports x264 streaming for both live and on-demand video content.
x264 is very similar to the H.264 video codec, and both are ideal choices for broadcasting with Dacast.
What is an Encoder?
The H.264 and x264 codecs have to do with your live stream encoder.
Encoding is a process used to convert the RAW video files captured by a camera into digital files suitable for live streaming over the internet.
This process uses either a hardware or software encoder.
Required Live Encoder Settings
|VIDEO CODEC||H.264 (x264 may work)|
|FRAME RATE||25 or 30|
|KEYFRAME INTERVAL||2 secs (or 2x frame rate)|
|ENCODING BITRATE||Constant (CBR)|
|AUDIO BITRATE||128 kbps|
|AUDIO CHANNELS||2 (Stereo)|
|AUDIO SAMPLE RATE||48 kHz (48,000 Hz)|
- Introduction to Live Streaming: A Walkthrough
- VOD Video Renditions & Bitrates for On-Demand Content
- What is an Encoder?
- New Transcoding Limits on VODs
- Transcoding Walkthrough