Livestream (http://www.livestream.com), a live Internet video
platform, has announced the immediate availability of its free
service for streaming live to the iPhone and iPod touch. Using
Livestream Procaster, users can stream live from their webcam, video
camera or even broadcast their Mac or PC desktop.
Livestream producers can start streaming live to the addressable
iPhone and iPod touch audience over 3G or Wi-Fi connections, with
less than five minutes of setup, according to Livestream CEO and
co-founder Max Haot. He says that Livestream is the first to offer a
turn-key streaming service that uses the new H.264 HTTP live
streaming functionality included in the native QuickTime player that
Apple has pre-installed on the iPhone.
This means that Livestream producers don’t need to obtain Apple App
Store approval to launch their own iPhone live streaming channel, nor
do their viewers need to install any application. Streams are viewed
using the iPhone’s Safari browser. Livestream has also provided a
Representational State Transfer (REST) API (application programming
interface) for developers to integrate live streaming into their own
iPhone web sites or their own iPhone applications.
Livestream Procaster includes a free streaming encoder, which means
that no third party application or license needs to be purchased in
order to stream live to the iPhone using Livestream. Streaming live
to the iPhone requires less than five minutes to install, says Haot.
Producers simply download and install Livestream Procaster for the
Mac or PC from http://www.livestream.com/procaster, connect their
video camera or webcam, select iPhone 3G Quality, and press Go Live.
User can view the live streams on their iPhone or iPod Touch by
pointing their Safari browser to the channel they want to view at