Ensuring autoplay for videos and live streams in Clevercast

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 05/04/2021
A question that we are asked very often is: “How do I make sure that my video player starts automatically?” We’ll try to answer this question here, and explain how you can turn on autoplay in Clevercast.   Why doesn’t my video start playing automatically in the browser? The answer is simple: most browser builders have […]
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Pseudo-Live Streaming Guide – Clevercast Enterprise

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 09/08/2020
This guide shows how to configure a live event for pseudo-live streaming. This allows you to stream an existing video as if it were a live stream. Viewers will not see any difference between a pseudo-live stream and a real live stream. Clevercast Learning and Clevercast Webinar also support pseudo-live streaming. The method is largely […]
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Create a multilingual Video on-Demand by uploading a video for each language

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 17/05/2020
This guide shows how to create a multilingual Video on-Demand (VoD) item which can be embedded into your site, allowing viewers to select their preferred language in the player. In this case, it is done by uploading a separate video for each language. After all video files have been uploaded to Clevercast, you can generate […]
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How to broadcast multiple audio streams with OBS surround sound

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 02/01/2020
OBS Studio, the free and cross-platform streaming software, is capable of broadcasting a video with multiple audio channels over RTMP to Clevercast. This is done by using its support for surround sound audio streams. This way, OBS Studio allows you to broadcast a multi-channel RTMP stream with an audio channel (= not track!) for each […]
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Server-side recording of live streams

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 14/07/2018
Since most live streams are also distributed as on-demand video, it makes sense to record them directly in the cloud and avoid prolonged uploads, especially with longer types of video. The video source can be anything from a simple webcam, a screencast on your laptop, your mobile phone’s camera to a professional multi-camera production. We […]
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Customising the video player

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 11/11/2017
Unlike YouTube or Vimeo, Clevercast offers exhaustive control over your video player. Go to the Media » Players menu and create/select a custom player. The screencast below shows you how to style the player even in the smallest details, making sure it maintains the outlook of your website and reflects your corporate identity. The same goes for the behaviour […]
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Viewer analytics with video heatmaps

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 11/11/2016
Video heatmaps are a powerful visual representation of the viewing behaviour of your website visitors. By dragging your mouse pointer over the video you see exactly which parts of the video are watched more than others, which parts do not seem to engage viewers, and which parts are watched more than once, indicating particular customer interest. Heatmaps […]
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Simulcasting with the event manager

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 11/11/2016
Simulcasting is short for simultaneous broadcasting, which means that your live video signal can be distributed to two, three or even more internet channels at the same time, typically a combination of corporate websites, partner platforms and social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Until recently, this kind of setup required loads of bandwidth at the event venue, […]
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Adding interactive elements to your video with Clevercast

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 15/10/2016
This tutorial shows you how easy you can add interactive layers to your video using Clevercast’s interactive editor. The interactive editor shows your video on a timeline that lets you add elements like links, buttons, images, lower thirds or a second canvas video. These elements can simply be dragged on the video timeline and styled […]
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Managing live events

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 09/05/2016
The live event manager is a full featured dashboard that lets you control every aspect of your live broadcasts. This includes configuring broadcast quality, customizing player look and feel, setting geographical restrictions, scheduling start time, and adding pancartes or messages that show up in the player. It also lets you preview the live stream and determine when […]
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