Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Chat login options, updates and a reminder

There are always things going on in the Bambuser world. In our last newsletter, we had some news and tips that we would like to share with you here, on our blog as well.

Require login for your chat

If you want to allow chat messages and comments only from users who are logged in, you can now enable this on your Dashboard. In the right column, under Settings and Customize your player, you can check Require login.

Require login

This can give you more control over who participates in your chat, and makes moderation more powerful.

Updates for Android

We're constantly improving our mobile applications, and our Android app has recently been updated to version 1.5.2 with many small changes. The update brings improved video encoding to several modern phones, adds support for camera LEDs, and includes many model-specific fixes and tweaks. As always, you can get the latest version through the Google Play Store, formerly known as the Android Market.

Uploading unsent complement data

Bambuser stream health bar Being truly LIVE is the most important aspect of Bambuser broadcasting, and our mobile applications are therefore designed to adapt to the varying upload speed of mobile networks. If broadcasting using the chosen quality settings produces more data than your connection can send live, parts of the data may be stored temporarily on your phone instead. This allows us to keep latency at an absolute minimum at all times while you are live.

Keep an eye on the stream health indicator in the mobile app to see how your connection currently handles your chosen settings. If some data can not be sent live, it can be stored in your phone, provided that you have the feature enabled. You may upload any stored unsent data at any time after broadcasting live. When you have uploaded the unsent data for a broadcast, our servers will combine the live-data with the uploaded data, put all the data in the right order and create a smoother broadcast that can be viewed on demand.

You can read more about the stream health concept and complement data on our help page.