We updated our broadcast console today to allow you to broadcast in even higher quality. Even from a standard webcam, you’ll see an improved picture quality at the same bitrates.
Now here’s the geeky stuff….
Now with the release of Adobe Flash Player 11, broadcasts done via the Ustream web Broadcast Console will be encoded in H.264, which is a more advanced and better-looking codec. We’re already using H.264 in Producer and we’re excited to be able to offer this higher quality via your browser as well.
You can read all about it here in case you want to get really geeky.
In order to take advantage of this new development, you need to install the latest version of Flash.
If you have an older version of Flash, you can still broadcast, but it will be using H.263, so we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible to improve your broadcast quality.
Visit Ustream to try out the new and improved quality.
-Alden Fertig, Product Manager, Broadcasting