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What do you like best about Vimeo Livestream?
A few key features that are available is the robust platform that Livestream provides in both software and hardware options. With dedicated software for live streaming video for Mac, PC and mobile devices along with dedicated hardware options to stream to their service, Livestream has really thought of any holes in their service and filled them. They are constantly improving their analytics and in doing so has really added a ton of value to their offerings.
What do you dislike about Vimeo Livestream?
There are two key areas that are on the negative side of Livestream as a software service. The first is that their analytics offerings are limited in a few areas. For instance they give you a great option to see what countries and cities are watching in both live and recorded views, however they don't match add in the states in which the cities reside. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to see Springfield on the list of cities in the US, but not know if it is Springfield, IL or Springfield, VA. The second is that once you are inside of their ecosystem, it is really hard to leave. We have a mobile app that accepts iOS HLS or Android HTTPS, but Livestream doesn't allow you to pull that feed out of their system or give you access to encode another video stream and send it to a different CDN.
What problems is Vimeo Livestream solving and how is that benefiting you?
We are able to share, communicate and target a large audience of people who currently won't come to one of our weekend services or buildings. They might be traveling, or might have moved and still want to stay connected to our organization. By using Livestream and the archive, and storage features, we are able to allow access to our full services without worrying about copyright issues but still allow anyone to watch, rewatch or share our content.