Product Update: Improvements to Spreecast Video Quality

The Spreecast engineering team has been hard at work over the last six months building a number of improvements aimed at optimizing the experience for both content creators and viewers. One of the largest ongoing projects has been a full revamp of our audio and video infrastructure, which we recently completed. We’ll try not to dive too deep into the technical details but the upgrades include:

  • Resolution: We’ve upgraded from 320×240 to 640×480, improving the video resolution for both viewers and broadcasters.
  • Variable Bit Rate Encoding: For broadcasters, we now dynamically adjust bit rate, or the amount of data being sent, based on your network connectivity providing the best possible reliability and audio/video quality that your setup can handle.
  • Low Bandwidth Mode: For broadcasters with very weak connections, we allow the quality to auto-switch to a lower resolution.
  • Improved video and image appearance: Viewers should notice smoother image quality due to improvements in our display algorithms.
  • Improved Archive Quality: Archived spreecasts are now optimized to display even better quality than the live experience.
  • “Single stream” Viewer Experience: This decouples viewer bandwidth from broadcaster bandwidth allowing us to maximize broadcaster quality without overwhelming the network for live viewers.

We are now setting our sights on optimization of the user experience and some really exciting new features. Is there a feature you’d like to see? Let us know at support@spreecast.com.

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Introducing Spreecast Friends!

As Spreecast grows, it is rewarding to see genuine communities develop across a range of topics. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce our friends feature to help Spreecast viewers better connect with each other and content creators build relationships with their audience. Read more

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Introducing Ad-Free Minutes on the Bronze & Silver Plans!

As you may have noticed over the last month, we’ve been steadily working on taking user feedback to heart and building new features. We are also using your input to think about ways we can continue maximizing what we offer in our paid plans.

We are excited to announce that starting today, our Bronze plan comes with 2,000 minutes of ad-free viewing and the Silver plan comes with 15,000 minutes of ad-free viewing. You can learn more about our paid plans here.

As always, if you have any questions at all, feel free to shoot us an email at support@spreecast.com.

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Spreecast Improvements and New Features

We are constantly working on improving the Spreecast experience for both content creators and viewers. Since the release of our new plans, there have been a number of key improvements and new features that we’d like to share with you. Check out a list of product updates below! Read more

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The New & Improved Pay Per View Experience

We’ve been hard at work here at Spreecast and are proud to announce our new and improved “Pay per view” (PPV) program! The changes, outlined below, go into effect today so you can start leveraging the new features of Pay per view to generate revenue right away. Read more

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