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Insight, news and reviews from the StreamSpot staff

Brian Duerring

Brian Duerring is the co-founder & CEO of StreamSpot. Here are 3 facts about Brian: 1) Brian claims to have had more jobs than anyone his age having started working on his 15th birthday. His past titles include Executive, IT Manager, Director of Advertising, Director of Product Development, Operations Manager, Carpenter, Landscaper, Server, Telemarketer (sorry), Chef and Drive-thru Attendant. 2) A self-taught programmer, Brian coded much of the StreamSpot platform you see today. 3) When not working (which is rare for any entrepreneur), Brian can be found spending time with his beautiful wife, Laura, and two children, Ella & Nicholas.
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Recent Posts

New Analytics... More than Just Statistics

Posted by Brian Duerring on Aug 9, 2017 9:23:22 AM

When StreamSpot engineers began working on developing new analytics earlier this year, they did not plan on the project becoming the largest enhancement to the StreamSpot platform to date.  

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, streaming basics

Streaming Bundles... Who'da thunk it?

Posted by Brian Duerring on Apr 5, 2017 5:05:19 PM


Who would want a "Streaming Bundle?"

When StreamSpot opened its doors in 2010, we knew that our streaming solutions had to be turn-key.  If customers were forced to research, purchase and configure individual pieces of equipment for their streaming solutions,  they wouldn't do it (or wouldn't WANT to do it :). Starting with our very first customer, we offered everything needed to produce high-quality live broadcasts in one convenient package.  

While our turn-key bundles have evolved through the years, the concept remains the same.  Provide a high quality encoder (the device that processes the audio and video signals and sends them to your streaming provider), reliable cameras and capture devices... Pre-configure the equipment to each customer's account and ship it to each customer.  All StreamSpot equipment bundles ship with easy-to-follow setup instructions and our support team works with each customer remotely.  In the rare event that an installation is too challenging, StreamSpot has partnered with integrators across the country that can come onsite and install everything for you... Now that's simple!

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Topics: Church Live Streaming, New StreamSpot Features, streaming bundles, turn-key equipment, streaming equipment

What causes those pesky "freezes" during a live stream?

Posted by Brian Duerring on Jan 30, 2017 12:32:26 PM

There are only a few words that have been banned from the StreamSpot offices.  The most notorious of them are "buffering" and "freezing". Nothing puts a damper on a live stream quite like a picture-perfect broadcast, only to be interrupted by a few-seconds of a frozen screen.

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Topics: Live Streaming Overview, hls, buffering, http-live-streaming

Sneak Peek at Upcoming StreamSpot Analytics Upgrades

Posted by Brian Duerring on Jun 10, 2016 12:47:26 PM

Behind the scenes, StreamSpot developers have been working to make your user experience with us even better. Recently, we turbocharged our CDN, and our latest focus is enhancing your StreamSpot Analytics. Until now, our analytics reporting gave you the ability to understand the "when," "where," and "how" of your viewers. The user's agent was tracked to provide you with accurate device information, as well as their IP address to provide location data, to allow our reports to give details on when a viewer starts watching your broadcast and how long they stayed, but we're excited to announce that we're taking our metrics reporting far beyond the basics. It's information that is important to our customers to dig deeper to gauge what kind of audience they are attracting online. Here are a few of the new features we're rolling out in the upcoming weeks:

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

StreamSpot is now turbocharged

Posted by Brian Duerring on Apr 29, 2016 6:08:29 PM

What to expect from our new content delivery network

At StreamSpot, we’re committed to providing the best streaming experience possible for broadcasters and viewers alike. For our customers, that means making sure that your content is being streamed in the highest quality, an integral part of the StreamSpot experience.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

LIVE overview of StreamSpot's Chromecast Integration

Posted by Brian Duerring on Apr 13, 2016 11:57:04 AM

Join us April 14th @ 1pm eastern for a LIVE overview of StreamSpot's Chromecast Integration.  We will stream the demonstration LIVE to the player below and to our Facebook Page.  Learn how easy it is to cast both live & on-demand broadcasts to an HDTV using StreamSpot's direct integration.

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Topics: New Integration Available

Simulated-live streaming - how it benefits broadcasters

Posted by Brian Duerring on Jan 7, 2016 11:29:06 AM

INTRODUCING SIMULATED-LIVE BROADCASTS

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

Introductions All Around - Meet StreamSpot's Director of Technology and our New StreamSpot player

Posted by Brian Duerring on Nov 24, 2015 4:51:58 PM

My name is Taron Foxworth. I am the new Director of Technology at StreamSpot. I joined this team to build awesome products. It’s my goal to make sure that we innovate and create new ideas that bring value to our customers and viewers. From my first day at StreamSpot, I've been working towards the release of our updated StreamSpot player. We recently released the player BETA, and I am so excited to tell you about it.

Technology moves faster today than ever. People can have a presence at an event without physically being there. Here at StreamSpot, we are dedicated to making that experience as simple as possible, for both customers and their viewers.  Let me provide a high level view of our re-engineered video player. 

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

StreamSpot Welcomes vMix Integration

Posted by Brian Duerring on Sep 17, 2015 1:27:40 PM

StreamSpot customers can now utilize vMix Video Mixing Software to enhance the overall quality of their broadcasts.  vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilizes the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing, a task previously only possible on expensive dedicated hardware mixers.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

Open Broadcaster Software now supported

Posted by Brian Duerring on Aug 17, 2015 12:18:56 PM

StreamSpot officially supports Open Broadcaster production software:

We are pleased to announce that StreamSpot customers can now utilize Open Broadcaster Software, a free and open-sourced video production software using a PC, Mac or Linux-based computer.  Using OBS, StreamSpot customers can include many different sources into their broadcasts including:

  • Desktop capture
  • Game capture
  • Images
  • Capture cards
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Topics: New StreamSpot Features