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01. Why is "Streaming"?

A 'stream' is a pathway for the flow of digital information. An audio stream carries information pertaining to sound and a video stream carries information pertaining to visuals. The Zeboba audio and video streams flow from a Zeboba server to your computer. The continuous stream gives you an uninterrupted real time audio-video experience of the event being streamed. Zeboba services are designed to be extremely intuitive and hassle free to give a rich user experience.

02. What is Audio-Visual Streaming?

Streaming audio allows the receiver to listen to audio (as on radio) whereas streaming video allows the receiver to view visuals (as on television). The Zeboba server combinedly streams audio-visual information over the Internet. A user via a modem or broadband connection uses Zeboba's service to receive the audio-visual stream and view the event on their computer.

03. What difference does it make if content is streamed, rather than downloaded?

Streaming the event in real time allows users to watch the event 'live' and donot have to go through the trouble of downloading the event first. Zeboba's streaming technology ensures that the audio-video streams are optimized for a rich viewer experience.

04. What special equipment do I need to watch streaming audio and video?

Watching a Zeboba streamed event requires no specialized equipment or hardware. All that you need is a computer with an Internet connection capable of playing audio and video, plus player software to watch the event. Normally, you should already have such software on your computer; otherwise, it may be freely downloaded from, Windows Media Player, Adobe Flash Player, etc.

05. How do I Zebcast? Do I need any special equipment to do so?

Zebcast is the Zeboba service to broadcast the event from the venue. Once you register with Zeboba you will be provided with broadcaster login credentials. You need to login to zeboba with the login credentials onto a computer with a internet connection. Once you login you will be taken to a broadcaster webpage where you need to click two buttons 'Connect' and 'Broadcast' in that order. That's it, your video is now live!
Note: If you are a receiver viewing the event please skip this question. This information is only for the event broadcaster.

06. How many people viewed my Zebcast?

We provide live analytics through which a broadcaster can view visitors' statistics for his/her event. Additionally, the visitor locations are overlayed to a map and each visitor's geographical location can be viewed.

07. What is the optimal connectivity speed for initiating a Zebcast?

The optimal connectivity speed for zeboba is 256kbps.

08. How do I spread the word out that my event is Zebcasted live in Zeboba?

  • Via Zeboba invitation through Facebook.
  • Via Twitter
  • Via email
  • The Zeboba user link can be printed in the invitation. A shortened easy to print web address will be provided.
  • Through other E-invites.

09. Will people behind Firewalls be able to receive the event streams?

By default all firewalls will allow incoming streaming content. Listed below are the ports commonly used:

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Adobe Systems for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between a Flash player and a server.

The RTMP protocol has three variations:

1. The "plain" protocol which works on top of TCP and uses port 1935
2. RTMPT which is encapsulated within HTTP (Port 80) requests to traverse firewalls
3. RTMPS which is RTMP, but over a secure HTTPS connection.

Microsoft Media Server (MMS) is the name of Microsoft's proprietary network streaming protocol used to transfer unicast data in Windows Media Services (previously called NetShow Services). MMS can be transported via UDP or TCP. The MMS default port is UDP/TCP 1755.

Microsoft deprecated MMS in favor of RTSP (TCP/UDP port 554) in 2003 with the release of the Windows Media Services 9 Series however note that Microsoft still recommends using "mms://" as a "protocol rollover".

If systems administrators allow users behind their firewall to view streaming media content, these two ports will normally be open, or can be opened upon request to the administrator.