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Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell is a Client Services Coordinator at StreamSpot. Here are 3 facts about Ryan: 1) Ryan's past titles include "Rock Band Lead Singer", "ATV Racer", and "Professional Wrestler." 2) Ryan is very active in his local church, including his involvement in youth leadership. 3) A huge Star Wars fan, Ryan has bins of action figures in storage.

Recent Posts

Webinar - High Holiday Live Streaming: What you Need to Know About Music Licensing

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Aug 14, 2018 9:41:14 AM

High Holiday services are streamed live to viewers all over the world.  StreamSpot and JLicense have partnered to ensure the music contained in each broadcast is licensed properly. 

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Topics: Synagogue Streaming, Union for Reform Judaism, webinar, jlicense, music licensing, integrations, high holidays

The Life (and Death) of Autoplay

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Apr 20, 2018 11:34:36 AM

In recent months, many of the major web browsers, both on desktops and on mobile, have made the change to startblocking auto-playing video with or without audio. For browsers like Chrome, this is due to a set of polls that Google has taken from its users that showed an overwhelmingly negative experience for videos with auto-play enabled on websites.

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Topics: streaming basics, players, autoplay, features

Will Live Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Feb 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Church Live Streaming, attendance, hurt, Faith-Based Streaming

New Updates to the StreamSpot Player

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Nov 28, 2017 12:48:01 PM
StreamSpot is excited to announce the release of several upgrades to our custom streaming players. The upgraded player is the result of feedback from our customers, industry trends and playback standards, and the combined knowledge of our streaming experts. As we began to break down the player we began to think of new ways to implement features and ways to improve its functionality and ease of use. The result was a co mplete rebuild of the streaming player from the ground up. The upgraded player is faster, lighter and even more compatible with all devices and browsers.

The changes go beyond just the aesthetic look of the player, we have done away with the former slideout “menu", customers revealed that viewers were not sure how to access the menu and were not aware of the many options and features that existed on the player.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, enhancements, player, update

"Why Should I Live Stream?" A Biblical Perspective

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Nov 14, 2016 12:26:14 PM

As Operations Manager at StreamSpot, the number one question I hear from houses of worship is a fairly basic one: “Why should I stream?” It’s a question that all streaming providers in the industry are asked, and from a technology standpoint, we all mostly answer it in a similar way: in addition to discussing the ability to stream in today’s world, we speak about reaching out to those who cannot make it to services, due to difficulty or distance: those who are sick, homebound, traveling, and cannot make it to services. These are all great reasons, but I recently felt compelled to look deeper as to the “why,” not only why from a practicality standpoint, but from a biblical one. I reflected on the underlying question, “what does the Bible say about live streaming?”

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Topics: streaming basics, Live Streaming Overview, Faith-Based Streaming

StreamSpot: A Product Truly Built By You

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Jul 7, 2016 11:58:33 AM
As the Client Services Coordinator here at StreamSpot, I bridge relationships between our valued customers and the StreamSpot development and technical teams. My goal is to represent you and convey your needs to the team. At StreamSpot, user feedback is viewed as more than just a gauge of satisfaction with the product; many of the features and integrations you see when you log into the MyStreamSpot portal have been created and refined based on our individual conversations with each one of you. Many can attest to making a recommendation or asking for a feature, and it being built and implemented shortly thereafter. At times, I don't personally know exactly what is entailed in developing a new tool or feature, but I do know whenever it's requested, it almost always becomes reality, regardless of the time and intricacy of the project,  and I cannot praise our team of engineers and developers enough for their dedication and relentless work ethic.

This type of synergy between customer and company will never be more relevant than the coming months as we roll out some of the most exciting products and integrations since the founding of StreamSpot. This is already beginning with the new analytics we featured on the StreamSpot Insider show, which many of you are already trying and giving us even more feedback. In the coming weeks, our Facebook Live integration will be getting a huge overhaul. Many of you have used this integration and asked for a number of features and improvements, and we feel you will be pleased with the next version of our integration. It is on par not only among the best streaming providers, but also any app or website integration on the market. I am very proud of what our team has developed and cannot wait to share it with you all on the next episode of StreamSpot Insider.

It is an exciting time here at StreamSpot and we cannot wait to share what are working on with you. Our ears are to the ground for what is coming up, and I encourage you to continue to explore our features and integrations and let us know what you want next. Use our Broadcaster Community to link up with other broadcasters. Together, we are building the best streaming experience available.
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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

Bit Rates and Live Streaming: What is the connection? How to choose?

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Dec 22, 2015 6:35:37 PM

Take a look at bitrates and how they affect playback during a live or on-demand broadcast.

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Topics: Live Streaming Overview, streaming basics