Live internet video streaming isn't as complex and scary as it's made out to be. Let's talk about why you might want to run your own self-hosted live video streams using Owncast, and learn about how video streaming works along the way.
During the session, we will create a live stream from scratch by installing Owncast, and find out what's needed to successfully offer a quality stream to your viewers, scaling it to a larger audience when needed.
- What is Owncast, and why would you want to use it to run a self-hosted live video stream?
- How does live video streaming work? What does it require?
- We will install and configure Owncast to create a live stream from scratch.
- Discuss chat, social, interactivity, and viewer engagement features to enable different levels of viewer participation.
- And we'll go over how to scale your video stream to a larger audience.
Session author's bio
Gabe Kangas is a software engineer with a passion for media and decentralized software. He is the maintainer of Owncast, a live video streaming and chat server that allows individuals and organizations to run their live video streams independently.
|Level of Difficulty||Intermediate|