What are the minimum technical requirements in order to webcast?
In order to webcast, you need a stable internet connection that provides at least 100kbs upload bandwidth (which means dial-up connections will not work). If you plan to have more than one or two people in a skype call, you will probably need a bit more than that. You can test your bandwidth at AuditMyPC.com or speakeasy.net .
- Based on our experience thusfar, it is necessary to use either a desktop USB mic like this or USB Headsets like these which have two separate inputs for the mic and ear piece. Models that have been confirmed to work include:
are no other fixed minimum hardware requirements, but webcasting with
anything less than 512kb RAM or the equivalent of a Pentium 4 would
probably be pretty difficult.
SoftwareInformation about software used to webcast can be found in the Webcaster Kit. Trial versions of commercial programs are available, but as far as unavoidable long-term costs, Mac users will eventually need to purchase Nicecast, Windows users will need to purchase Virtual Audio Cables.