I stream You stream, we all stream for Ustream!
January 10, 2017

I stream You stream, we all stream for Ustream!

Ben Keener | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Streaming Manager (Ustream Pro Broadcast)

Modules Used

  • Ustream eCDN (IBM Cloud Video Enterprise Content Delivery Network)

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Video (including Ustream)

It is very easy to implement!
On my end, it is very easy to use, however we still have members that have problems watching our web casts via Ustream. A simple, flawless solution to help them fix this would be great.
We are using Ustream as a means of education here at HCI. We provide daily webcasts to our members on HR related topics. We live stream our webcasts to our members via the Ustream player onto our site. Once our members watch one of our webcasts, they are given a certification code, which is used for their continuous learning in the HR field.
  • Easy to start streaming
  • Transcoding in the Cloud
  • Video Quality
  • DVR Recording
  • Better player interface/more embed options/performance (buffering)
  • Companies block certain ports that block Ustream, a simpler way to communicate to our end users on how to fix this problem would be awesome
Our business has seen an increase of webcast attendees while using Ustream. We are projected to double viewership from 2016 to 2017.
I have used Livestream and YouTube streaming. Ustream stacks up pretty competitively to them. Ustream is probably the most reliable when it comes to the three, however, it lacks DVR support and the player and chat function seem a little outdated. We decided to go with Ustream because it is reliable and it is organized more as a "station/channel" than the others which are more "event" based.
Ustream is well suited for our webcasts because people are able to watch and ask questions and have their questions asked on air. However, for our virtual classes, it is not the greatest because of the real-time participation we have between the teachers and learners. [Due to] the fact that there is a big delay based on the users' internet connection, we can not replace Adobe Connect with Ustream.