Simulated live: Turn your pre-recorded videos into live streams
This new feature allows organizers to upload pre-recorded video sessions into the Studio as if the sessions were actually live-streamed. This helps organizers increase their time-management and efficiency while still producing engaging sessions.
After uploading a video file (Please refer here: https://release.swapcard.com/upload-video-file-for-pre-recorded-session-4GB7AQ), organizers can choose to simulate a live stream and still use all the key features of a Swapcard stream, including HD streaming, live chat, analytics, etc.
The stream will be treated as if it were live. This will give the user access to streaming options in the event app with similar capabilities to a live RTMP stream.
To stream a simulated live, after uploading a file, an organizer only has to switch the toggle to “On” in the “Simu-live” toggle.
The organizer has the ability then to set up a start date and stream will start at given date as a live stream on the event app.
The only restriction the organizer has for setting up a “simulated live” event is that the session has to be created at least 30 mins before the start of the session, so internally, Swapcard has enough time to process the file.
Uploaded videos will be played in event app as currently is the case with streaming provider, in this case as a live stream, having the user no control on timeline on event app and only showing once on designated set time by organizer.
The user, after setting playback session time and availability start date, will be able to select whether this is a public stream or a private one, .This will function as current functionality, making the stream available within set time. If no availabilty end date is set session end date will be used.