Webcast mode works in real-time to convert your live webinar into a single video stream and then broadcasts to your attendees for a better attendee experience.
This setting benefits attendees with a slow internet connection and is also useful for larger audiences. The hosting experience is exactly the same, but for attendees, the webinar is packaged into a single video that plays after a slight delay (approximately 5-30 seconds). This approach reaches a broader range of attendees more reliably to ensure everyone has the same smooth webinar experience.
To set up this feature, you will first create a Live Webinar.
To enable Webcast Mode in Advanced Settings (on your webinar's Edit page).
You will see three options:
Auto: This is automatically enable webcast mode for all attendees and presenters.
Required: Making it a requirement for all attendees to attend the webinar.
Optional: Allowing the attendee's to decide to opt in or out for webcast mode.
Currently Webcast mode is a required setting for webinars boasting over 50 registrants.
You are also able to select Webcast Mode under the Manage Webinar tab.
If you have attendees with "last-mile" issues like firewalls, VPNs, Wi-Fi settings, and browser plugins that inhibit their ability to receive audio and video streams in webinars, Webcast will solve most issues. It will also help those on slower internet connections or attending on older/out-of-date browsers like Internet Explorer.