WHAT DOES THE BROADCASTING SOFTWARE DO?
The software has two sections to it, the first is for getting, bidding and purchasing time on the Visonair Schedule. The second part allows you to perform a live broadcast.
Time Slots and Schedule
The schedule on a Visonair channel is automatically generated. The software presents you with an empty schedule for the next month or so. You can then bid on or buy any time slots that you are interested in. The entire system is automated. If you win the auction then you will be notified. Once the time slot is paid for (via PayPal) you can choose how you wish to broadcast your program. Your options are either offline, or live.
If you already have your show, program, animation etc you can convert it into a broadcast file and then upload it to us using the software. The software will automatically validate and verify that the file you have uploaded is ok. The software also provides a simple method to convert your videos etc into a suitable file for broadcast. Once your file is successfully uploaded it will automatically be broadcast at the time you have bid for.
One amazing feature of Visonair is that you can make live broadcasts. This can be extremely useful, especially for live events etc. The software includes a module called Virtual Stage that allows you to connect and broadcast from a range of inputs to the server. This is then automatically streamed out at the same time. The only requirement is that you connect to the Visonair network prior to the start of your time slot.
The Virtual Stage package has a range of input plugins, these can be loaded and combined in real-time allowing you to create live transitions and effects. Currently, Virtual Stage will accept input from A webcam/video capture hardware, a microphone/line input, an AVI, MPEG, or MP3 (and so on) file, a Flash Movie and a static picture.
The special Visonair broadcasting software is only available to Windows users as follows:
- Windows XP
- 128MB Ram
- 10MB Hdd Space
- MMX Compatible Processor (most modern processors are)
- For Offline Broadcasts: 500Mhz CPU (minimum)
- For Live Broadcasts: Pentium 4, 2GHz (minimum) or equivalent