Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

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Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

Postby mckay@turnbullav.com » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:53 am

For those of you that have used both the Vidiu Teradek box, and the Wirecast option, which do you prefer?

Currently, our stake has used the Teradek box provided by the church. While it is simple to hook up, there always seems to be issues. Recently, we had to power cycle the unit multiple times so that the encoder was ready. I can't seem to broadcast going through the church's firewall at the building and must directly connect to the modem (even with our AP's turned off).

Im wondering if switching to a more building specific option like building our own computer just for broadcasting and using wirecast would be better and help us avoid issues.

Thoughts?

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Re: Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

Postby carsonm » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:43 pm

I have been able to do 2 stake conferences just fine with the Vidiu Usually it would be good to have the latest firmware for it, but I saw a post on this forum that firmware 2.4.8 and 2.49 are bad. The latest firmware I used was 2.4.7 and it worked just fine.
Double check what firmware version you have for the Vidiu. The GSC can provide you details on how to reset the device and then update to just 2.4.7. My first Vidui I had was just a bad box, and the replacement box I receive has worked just great. If after checking the Firmware version and if that does not resolve it check with the GSC about troubleshooting the hardware piece.

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Re: Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

Postby Mikerowaved » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:35 pm

I'll be soon testing my Wirecast enabled PC with the church's portal and let you know how it goes. I just have to work out the ingestion settings to keep their servers happy.
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Re: Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

Postby harddrive » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:58 am

Just before my last stake conference, I had to upgrade the Vidiu unit to I believe 2.4.9 even though things say don't do it. I had trouble connecting the Vidiu to the server and once I fully upgraded the VidIu unit, things have seemed to be stable. So upgrade first and try again.

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Re: Vidiu Streaming or Wirecast???

Postby johnshaw » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:36 pm

Meetinghouse Webcast Portal page no longer has the warning about 2.4.8 and 2.4.9 so it appears they are working now.
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