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Difference between streaming on the TriCaster and on the MDS.


The TriCaster is able to produce a single stream of video content, and with the Advanced Edition Software, TriCaster users with the software can send this single video streams to multiple destinations.

The MediaDS however is a dedicated real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery platform, that is able to stream up to 4 video channels to multiple destinations.

Here is something else you might need to know.

The TriCaster only supports RTMP/RTSP protocols whereas MediaDS also supports Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, and WOWZ as well as RTMP/RTSP. Both systems are able to record an archive of the stream, however the MediaDS can record all four channels, vs the TriCaster’s single channel.

A quick summary:


·         Single streaming channel

·         Single destination

·         1.5G/HD/SD (1080i50/60 or 1080p25/30) inputs

·         1280 x 720 @ 2Mbit

TriCaster with Advanced Edition:

·         Single streaming channel

·         Multiple destinations

·         1.5G/HD/SD (1080i50/60 or 1080p25/30) inputs

·         1920 x 1080 @ 6Mbit


·         X4 streaming channels

·         Multiple destinations

·         3G/HD/SD (1080i50/60 or 1080p50/60) inputs

·         Support for streaming to popular CDNs and new media platforms, with presets that include Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Ustream, Wowza and YouTube Live

·         Built-in Wowza Streaming Engine media server software supporting LAN, WAN, CDN, and Cloud-based workflows

·         Multi-bitrate delivery to Wowza Streaming Engine, Wowza Streaming Cloud, Wowza CDN, all common streaming services and websites, and custom targets.