How to reduce video lag while live streaming




If you are just starting your online career, whether you’re online streaming, streaming from Xbox on YouTube, having a job interview in Zoom, or just broadcasting something online, you know how annoying it can be to have a laggy livestream. At some point in our daily life we will come across this issue and in this article I’m listing some tips I have tested personally, and hopefully will help you smooth out your livestream by minimizing your streaming issues and also speeding it up.
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Livestreaming and tech news and reminders: June 2017

June 5, 2017

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Facebook Live: Clear as day

Facebook has always made it easy for you to tell whether a live video is truly live or after the fact or scheduled to broadcast. Just look at the words next to the person’s name.

  • “is live” means the person’s live right now
  • “was live” is self-explanatory, e.g. you weren’t in time to catch it live
  • “plans to go live” means the person has a show on tap. Look for the convenient reminder button and click it so you don’t miss it

Remember to visit the #LivestreamedLivelihoods column at Small Business Trends

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This is the beginning of the end for Twitter’s Periscope brand



Prediction: This is the beginning of the end for Twitter’s Periscope brand. For a company struggling to be profitable, it makes financial sense to guillotine (or downsize) redundant business units. See Geoff Golberg’s advice below. It’s sound advice; and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Getting fluent communications with Twitter is next to impossible, and a lack of clarity is the norm when you’re trying to understand them or reach out to them. Sadly, I expect that to remain the same.

The prudent thing for Periscope users to do is to ask (on a regular basis) that their followers also follow them on Twitter just in case the courtesy migration doesn’t happen. If you look at Geoff’s tweet above, he’s essentially betting the courtesy migration won’t happen. I’ve seen a screenshot from Twitter Support (via someone else) that gives credence to the guess that Twitter and Periscope won’t go through with a courtesy migration to sync up followings. The screenshot holds more water in my opinion versus Periscope users who simply “feel” that Twitter will provide a courtesy migration. Hey, that could happen, but I don’t think so. Of course, if Twitter keeps Periscope as a separate app forever, then this isn’t an issue, but let’s be real. Do you really feel Twitter is going to keep Periscope as is? Comment below. Vine wasn’t kept as is – it’s now Vine Camera.

Action step if you love Periscope: When making the ask of your Periscope followers, ask not JUST for the Twitter follow, but also ask the person to turn on livestream notifications MANUALLY within Twitter. That’s really the only way to be safe. It’s a 2-pronged ask, and it’s a pain in the ass, but hey.

Sadly, this ALL COULD’VE BEEN AVOIDED had Twitter not kept Periscope as a separate app for what seemed like an eternity. At the very least, on day one (March 24, 2015) followings SHOULD’VE BEEN sync’d up. #Eyeroll #OhWell

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Hey NYC, Snap Spectacles are available today til New Year’s Eve


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Early morning on day one: Wasn’t so bad before 7:30 AM: Periscope.tv/GeoffGolberg/1YqKDjEzYWaJV

Address to buy: 5 East 59th Street around the corner from the Sherry-Netherland hotel

When: Starting today (Nov. 21, 2016) until Dec. 31, 2016.

Earliest time you’re allowed to buy: See below

:::IMPORTANT::: Spectacles are compatible with Android devices running Android 4.3 and higher with BLE and Wi-Fi direct capabilities only. If you have an iPhone, it must be an iPhone 5 or better running iOS 8 or better.

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