Frequently Asked Questions

What is live Internet streaming?
Live Internet streaming is transmitting audio or video content over the Internet as it happens. Examples of this would be the programming from a conventional radio or television station, a sports event, a convention session, or a church service.

What is on-demand Internet streaming?
On-demand streaming is transmitting pre-recorded audio or video content to viewers or listeners when they request it through their computer or other Internet appliance. As opposed to live streaming, which must be watched or listened to as it happens, on-demand content can be accessed on the schedule of the listener or viewer.

How can I use streaming audio or video?
The uses for streaming audio or video can be as wide as your imagination. Web sites can be enhanced with television style commercials. A spare room in your house or apartment can be turned into a mini-television or radio studio and connected to the world through Internet streaming. Both live and on-demand church services can be made available to a worldwide congregation. The list is endless!

What do I need to stream audio or video over the Internet?
There are basically four things needed to stream audio or video over the Internet:

1) Content. You need something to send whether it is audio, video, live, or on-demand, and a means to capture it. For audio this could be simply a microphone and a small mixer and for video, a home video camera would be a good beginning.

2) An encoder. This is what takes your audio or video content and turns it into a format that can be transmitted over the Internet. This can be a computer or a number of other specialized devices. For audio, this can be as simple as a typical PC with a sound card and some free software. Video requires a compatible video capture card, but the encoding software is still free.

3) An Internet connection. A typical broadband Internet connection is generally satisfactory for live streaming. You will be sending a single stream to a server and the server then sends multiple streams of your content to your viewers. For on-demand streams, you would pre-encode the streams and then upload them to a server where they would be sent to listeners or viewers on-demand.

4) A streaming service provider such as

Who would be able to view or listen to my streaming media?
Your potential audience is numerically massive and geographically expansive. While the technical limit of your audience will stagger your imagination, your actual audience size will depend upon you.

What if I wanted to offer downloads of audio and video podcasts or other media? provides the ability for you to offer your online audience downloads of media files. These can be the MP3 files used for audio podcasts, MP4 files used for video podcasts, and just about any other media file you may need to offer.

How do I know how many people are watching or listening to my streams or downloading my media?
We not only can tell you how many people have watched, listened, or downloaded, but when they did so and even where in the world they are.

Many streaming companies limit or charge extra for media content storage. What is your policy on this? gives every customer, from our lowest to our highest plans, UN-LIMITED STREAMING FILE AND DOWNLOAD FILE STORAGE at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

My church wants to get started streaming. Do you have a startup plan for a church?
The best way for a church with a limited budget to get started live streaming is with our unlimited audio streaming plan. For a very small price we can provide you unlimited live audio streaming and unlimited on-demand streaming of your audio files. Contact Sales for more information.

A lot of streaming companies handle "adult content". What is your "adult content" policy? does not accept "adult content". Any customer who places such content on any service will have their streaming account immediately terminated.

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