Ustream vs LiveStream


Google+ 'Hangouts on AIR' and YouTube LIVE Video Embedding.

Ustream vs LiveStream:

Here is a comparision of the video services provided by ustream and livestream.

(Free) Video Streaming Service Comparison :

 Free Video streaming service Ustream LiveStream
 Channels unlimited
Hosted Channel Page YesYes
 Embeddable PlayerYes Yes
Chat Embed Yes Yes
 Player API NoYes 
 3rd Party Plugins NoYes
 Bandwidth LimitNone10GB 
 Video Quality Max SD 600kbps
SD 500kps 
Viewers Max'Watershed' options50 
 VOD/Video LibraryYesYes 
 Stream from Mobile PhoneNoYes 
 Virtual Studio/Online EditorNoYes
 Custom Channels GraphicsYesYes
 Record BroadcastsYes Yes
 Upload Large FilesNoYes
ExportYes Yes 
 Email Support/SupportTicketYes Yes 
 Youtube UploadYes  Yes
Network Ads  Yes No
 Removable Company Logo  No No
Free Encoding Software Ustream Producer Live StreamProcaster 

(Free) Video Encoding Software Comparison:

Free Video Encoding Software Ustream Producer Live StreamProcaster 
 Mac/PC SupportYesYes
 Camera SupportYesYes 
 Import Movies/AudioYesYes
Transitions YesYes
 Picture in PictureYes Yes 
 Screen CaptureYesYes 
 H264 Flash 9 VideoYesYes 
 Output for iPhone/Android SupportedYesYes

(Paid) Premium Video Service Comparison:

Additional to Free Video Service
 Free Video streaming service Ustream  [Standard] LiveStream
[Channel Plan]
 Bandwidth Limit None1,000 GB 
$0.25 per additional GB
 Video Quality Max HD 2500 kbpsHD 1700 kbps 
 Viewers Max
4000 Ad-free Viewer Hours                     $0.25 per additional Viewer Hour
3000 included
$0.27 per additional hour 
 Custom Channel GraphicsYesYes
 HD StreamingYesYes
 Transcoding with VP6YesYes
 Custom Aspect RatioYesYes
Private Channel YesYes
Ad Monitization YesYes
 99.9% uptime GauranteeYesYes
 Priority SupportYesYes
 Content Rights PreservationNoYes
Network Ads No No
 Removable Company Logo YesYes
Premium Encoding Software Ustream Producer ProLive StreamProcaster 
 CostSoftware $199/ Standard $499 per month$350 per month or $3500 per year

Premium $999 and Starter $99 per month also available from ustream
Network Plan: Network video service plan available from LiveStream.

Streaming Media Settings

Streaming Video/Live broadcast use streaming media servers to adjust/tweek the video/media settings. 

Streaming Media Servers