5 Common Live Streaming Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

May 16, 2018

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Delivering a successful live stream to your audience requires a lot of moving parts (hardware, equipment, encoders, streaming platform, internet connection, etc.) working seamlessly together, in real time. This complexity is the reason that live streaming is notoriously difficult, whether you’re a professional broadcaster or just getting started, there’s a lot that can go wrong.Here are the most common, yet fatal, live streaming mistakes that are easy to avoid if you take the time to plan ahead and consider all the variables that are within your control.

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