I want to stream live events from my home webcam to my website and to stream videos on a couple hundred different websites I will be running. I am specifically interested in tying in social media and interactive features into the videos while they stream. I plan on using Wowza
for the actual streaming and Kaltura CE
for customization of the video player, e-commerce (Cent2Cent
), and managing all of my media (images and videos).
While looking at Kaltura CE
I came across the AttractTV vidget
(see this vidget in action
). This widget allows you to add an overlay to your videos that introduced the following features:
- Social Chat
- RSS\News feeds
Unfortunately this is not a free vidget and the service that offers it is currently rather selective with who they allow to use it :bawling:.
So my problem now is figuring out a way to add that functionality to my videos without using the AttractTV vidget.Are there better solutions out there other than Kaltura CE
that could make adding all of these features possible?
has a large community of developers that sell their programming services. From what I can tell Kaltura CE
has no such community. Is there other software like Kaltura CE
that has such a community of easily accessible developers for hire? I know I can hire a programmer in general but I find those with a community usually have competitive pricing.
I have a question about streaming in general. To stream a live event from my webcam I need a few things (assuming I am not using a free service like Ustream
). From what I have gathered from various forums I believe I have everything covered but I just wanted to double-check with you guys. Is this list complete or possibly include redundant entries?
- Dedicated Server (with sufficient hardware and bandwidth)
- Streaming Publisher (like Wowza)
- Content Distribution Network (like SwiftWay)
- Media Management System (like Kaltura CE)
Any help would be most appreciated. I'm very new to this but I am willing to learn and have grave motivation to get this done properly, ASAP. Thank you for your time!
Note: I am streaming adult based content which limits me from using certain services like the commercial version of Kaltura and its streaming service.