#5Postby pete.arnett » 20 Jan 2015 20:28
It has been rumored that the older version of Webcast is being replaced by a newer version during 2015, see beta link http://beta.ldswebcast.org
In the spring of 2014, I was fortunate to beta-test streaming from the new website portal.
Several test streams were conducted via wireless and direct Internet connection on a laptop, desktop and Android tablet. Although they streamed well, I experienced some minor stuttering and sometimes split second buffering between scenes. When viewing from one of our meetinghouses, the problems were more severe even though bandwidth was similar to another test building.
Later that summer I use the beta portal to stream a stake conference to a few home-bound members. Results were mixed due to non-webcast issues such as poor bandwidth, messed up computers, etc. Some complained about the picture quality. Others had no issues.
I wanted to try it again last December (our next stake conference), but the site would not complete requests (probably disabled).