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End-to-end Video Resiliency
The platform can overcome internet bottlenecks with zero video loss for uninterrupted playback.
Weekend Phone Support
Our support engineers are available if your team needs help, even on Sunday mornings.
Live / DVR / Simulated Playback
Play and pause live video as needed. Play synchronized content later through simulated live playback.
Priced for Non-Profits
Our hardware cost defies market expectations. We keep it low to accomplish a common mission.
The platform is easy even for volunteers. Start streaming and playback with just a few clicks.
An Industry First
Statistically, 27% of viewers will abandon a stream after the first buffering wheel and another 40% after the second.1 Living As One’s technology is the first to be able to handle the problems of the public internet and result in exponentially more people being able to watch.
With existing live streaming technology, if video from the encoder doesn’t make it to the cloud within a few seconds, that video content is lost and the cloud transcoder will not have a perfect copy to transcode into multiple bitrates. Thus, all viewers will see video that has been transcoded with missing data, resulting in a poor viewing experience including buffering wheels, jitters and quality loss.
With the Living As One Web Platform, powered by the patented Resilient Streaming Protocol, there is no time restriction on when the video is sent to the cloud, and the transcoder can wait for a perfect and complete copy, without worry of temporary network interruptions delaying the transmission. This means, for the first time, viewers will see perfect quality video across any device. The delay is configurable, and even a 2-minute delay makes a huge difference in viewer quality, resulting in a high-quality, uninterrupted viewing experience atypical of most live environments.
An Industry First
Stop worrying about stream dropouts because of temporary network failure or losing viewers due to unrelenting buffering wheels! The Living As One Web Platform is the first streaming solution offering 100% resilient cloud transcoding for live video. With existing live streaming technology, if video from the encoder doesn’t make it to the cloud within a few seconds, that video content is lost and the cloud transcoder will not have a perfect copy to transcode into multiple bitrates. Thus, all viewers will see video that has been transcoded with missing data, resulting in a poor viewing experience including buffering wheels, jitters and quality loss.
With the patented Web Platform, Powered by the Resilient Streaming Protocol, there is no time restriction on when the video is sent to the cloud, and the transcoder can wait for a perfect and complete copy, without worry of temporary network interruptions delaying the transmission. This means, for the first time, viewers will see perfect quality video across any device. The delay is configurable, and even a 2-minute delay makes a huge difference in viewer quality, resulting in a high-quality, uninterrupted viewing experience atypical of most live environments-
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As a tech director, organization staff member, or volunteer, you have enough on your plate. Our platform was designed to take the hassle out of live streaming. After a simple setup process, the Web Platform runs itself.
Recurring events (such as weekly church services) may be scheduled to stream automatically each week, or launch along with existing Multisite Platform events. Events can be embedded on your website or easily integrated with the free Church Online Platform (we’re big fans), launching a robust online campus that requires no weekly maintenance.
Watch Anywhere, Any Time
Utilizing next-generation streaming technology MPEG-DASH and HLS, web platform streams may be viewed on any device, with full DVR playback. Persistent URLs are also available for iOS/Android apps and OTT (Over-the-Top) devices such as Roku and Apple TV. Additionally, the Web Platform supports scheduled Sim-Live (Simulated-Live) playback of content from the cloud, providing the ability to host an enriching online guest experience through synchronized replay of services at any time. What’s more, once live or simulated-live web events are scheduled, player embed codes remain the same – this means that you can set and forget.
1080p Facebook & YouTube Streaming
Using the same technology that provides highly resilient content delivery for your website, Living As One’s Facebook and YouTube Streaming provides ultra-reliable high-quality video transmission to the popular social sites even through significant network instability and packet loss. As an added benefit, streams to Facebook and YouTube are pushed from the Living As One CDN in high-quality 1080p using the existing Web Platform stream, eliminating the need for additional bandwidth at the broadcast site.
Adaptive Bitrate Streaming
One of the biggest pain-points for live video streaming is ensuring that both your broadcast site and online audience have enough available bandwidth for a continuous viewing experience. Unfortunately, because the internet is an unpredictable place, consistent bandwidth is not guaranteed. To solve this problem, Living As One’s web platform includes cloud transcoding, which converts a single high-quality live video stream into multiple bitrates (qualities) in the cloud. Converting the video into multiple bitrates in the cloud conserves upload bandwidth at your broadcast site because you don’t have to provide every bitrate for the audience, and this means you can do more with less.
For your audience, the device which they are watching on will automatically and dynamically select the best bitrate – this is called adaptive bitrate streaming (ABS). The automatic bitrate selection is dependent on many factors such as the user’s available bandwidth at any given moment and the available processing power of the device they are watching on. Adaptive Bitrate Streaming is very important to ensure your viewers have the best possible viewing experience. We never recommend streaming without it, which is why we include it in all Web Platform plans.
Proactive Monitoring and Support
When you subscribe to the Living As One Web Platform, you not only have access to an unparalleled simple and highly-reliable streaming solution; you also receive a dedicated support team that proactively monitors streaming health for each organization and responds to issues before they arise. Have questions? If you need help, we’re just a phone call or email away. With support hours specifically designed for churches, engineers are available when you need them, even on Sunday mornings.
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Our Customer Family
IT Director, Newspring Church
“Throughout our testing, we’ve seen viewers watching on smart-TV’s, mobile phones, and all sorts of devices. It’s pretty incredible how simple it is to reach everyone. We get just one embed code, schedule each service, and it works automatically without us having to touch anything. LA1 has been so reliable for our Sunday live and sim-live messages that we are confidently using it to stream back our youth sessions from the beach, so the parents can see what their children are experiencing.”
Director of Business Support, Churchome
“Living As One has been a game-changer for Churchome. It sounds funny, but we can literally sleep on Saturday night knowing that things are going to work without a hitch for our Sunday services. With the Web Platform, we have been able to venture into the live-streaming space, again knowing that we will not have any chance of failure. It’s easy to setup live-stream events with custom links and it’s not laborious management process for our production team. We are excited to do way more with live-streaming on our newly launched Churchome Global mobile app now that we have an incredibly reliable and stable platform to partner with. So far an AMAZING experience and partnership for us.”
Statistic Information: 1. “The State of Online Video, 2019” Limelight Networks. Accessed 28 October 2019.