Announcing DLive Beta

in dlive •  11 months ago

Hi there,

After a month of development and an alpha test, we are happy to bring DLive to the public and show you how to use it ( https://www.dlive.io ). We recommend Chrome as the test field.

What is DLive?

DLive is the first decentralized video live streaming platform on Steem! It can be seen as the Twitch on the Steem blockchain including, but not limited to, gaming contents. You can learn more through this link: https://steemit.com/dlive/@dlive/dlive-the-first-decentralized-live-streaming-platform-on-steem

Let’s start it!

Login:

We are using SteemConnect as our login tool because it makes STEEM login and key management much easier, and it’s officially run by @busy.org . Here’s the link: https://steemit.com/steemconnect/@busy.org/introducing-steemconnect-by-busy-identity-authentication-authorization-for-steem-blockchain-s-apps



Broadcast

  1. We recommend broadcasters use OBS as our encoder.

  2. Next, fill in the description information and upload a thumbnail image.

  3. Fill in the post information and press post button.

  4. OBS setting, fill in the setting information based on the information in the DLive Live Streaming page.

  5. Start broadcasting: press the “Start Streaming” button on the OBS, then press “Start“ button on the DLive page.

  6. You can view your live streaming in your profile or new posts.

  7. After the broadcast, you can press end to end the video section, and you can download it later.

Video Upload:

We are also supporting video upload on our websites. To upload, do the following:

  1. Click Upload

  2. Select a video less than 1 GB, fill out the post information, then press “Submit.”

  3. Post the video on Steemit.

Technical Implementation:

If you are interested in the implementation of DLive, you can learn more at this link:
https://steemit.com/dlive/@dlive/dlive-answers-for-tech-teasers-bounty-survey-for-all-readers

Thank You and Follow Up

It has been an exciting month for us and we are very happy to have the community’s support.
A special thank you to all of the Alpha Testers:

@A1ronMan @ekushya @Hero333 @nuagnorab @PlanetAuto @teknow @bobdos @Simgirl @coffeenut @DeWallenBand @Flauwy @free999enigma @DenisKJ @globocop @BeekArt @sinned @IntuitiveJakob @MRJT @Ace @jmoriahVAVClub @Masterwriter @sinzzer @theaustrianguy @mgibson @Maximusmaximus @kevin44 @teamhumble @r0nd0n @RickNassar @skpjr001 @thesassysergio @shieha @sirlunchthehost @Huskyhunter @Techtek @Stuntworks @TerryBrock @vindy @Steemer @Vhailors @waiyee422 @alola

As always, please let us know if you have any feedback. You can comment the bugs you find in our feedback section in the DLive or Slack group. We are looking forward to serving you with better products.

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@dlive Finally! This is some great news for the Youtube/Twitch gaming community! They will absolutely love the idea of being able to upload and stream their content on a decentralized platform like Steemit.
Do you have any plans on marketing the platform to those target markets? And do you plan on having an SMT set up so that Steemians can invest in your project?

Also, on another note, do you think that Steemit as a platform and Dlive may be at risk and targeted by the new FCC regulations as Net Neutrality is on the way of being repealed?

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Thank you for your support! We are still super early and busy fixing bugs. All your questions are very interesting and we will take some time to think about them after we finish up the next upgrade of DLive.

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Awesome for the twitch/youtube community for sure, I can def see a switch of users for uploads and great gameplay. Imagine a top streamer coming on board to the community. #STAYGREEN Great things to come, and glad im here to be apart of it.

Ill be doing live roleplaying and streaming live on GTA RP, PUBG, & other games at request. Be sure to check me out sometime.

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love the idea .. but is it going to beat the heat of steem ?

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Not sure what you mean. Steem has not been appreciating as much as all the other altcoins out there. That does not mean that we do not see HUGE value in it. I think that Steem is one of those tokens that is VERY under priced by the market.

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To be honest I just recently found out about Steem and did not really think about it as an actual currency.

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I think of it more as a participation token which allows you to use this wonderful platform as well as to participate in its growth :)

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this is the same case with me i was also wondering !!

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That's the good part.

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steem is overpriced as per economic standards .. its just getiing ssssteeem

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I certainly can appreciate your point of view. As the joke goes, our opinion on the price/value of anything is dependent on if we are buying or selling it ;)

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as long as Steem keeps printing coins, hard to say its considered under valued

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But all coins are being printed until their caps are reached...

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And until they hit this hard cap its hard to says its undervalued

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We need a a lot of inflation. This engages writers to keep writing.

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I also think that all these new projects being built on top of Steem are only adding value to the token, similar to how ICOs of ERC-20 tokens add value to Ethereum.

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I'm new here but i totally agree, a few week ago a heard about steemit and didn't give it much thought. Today finally got into it and i learned that there is d.tube, steepshot and now dlive. All of this with the same account. I love it !

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Right on! Steemit is becoming a portal/platform for so many more things! Love it!

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I agree @ebargains soon Steemit will become a huge platform for many things.... i am excited for that....

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hey ! this is Waleed abbas i want to know about this product. first of all i would like to appreciate the effort. please let me know if i can use it with live Chroma or green screen setup.

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yes I also like this new beta version of the dlive. I heard about this. Nice version. Best video sharing platform.

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thanks for support . new wisher of you .

Great initiative I must say. I'm especially happy with the way all these is being built on the steem blockchain. STEEM value is sure gonna blow with this new dawn and we'll all be better for it.

I'm definitely checking out DLive.

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Right, it's a wonderful currency, everyone is talking about it, I think it will know a big explosion
Finally, thank you for sharing the information
@drepo15
@dlive
@jonle1

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I know right! Im happy about it :)

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1nice information, thanks for this

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Can you upload to dlive from a mobile device eg android platform?
Dtube wouldn't let me. And when it did let me the damn video didn't play. I don't want to sign up and waste my time again. And anogher question is it secure to give them our master password?
Makes me feel a little uncomfortable.

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did you get the answer?

Excellent work, Guys! I can't wait to try it out!

Awesome initiative! Can't wait to see you replace twitch ;) Resteemed for support.

Oh yeah!!!!! let's take YouTube Down!!!

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Nicely said! My sentiments exactly!

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And bring the content creators and viewers Up!

This is awesome!
I've been going around from streamers to streamers who I know got banned from Twitch or demonetized on YouTube, but who have an audience and told them about DLive. Will be awesome if they now have something to try out immediately :)

Keep it up!

ufff...nice...I 'm going to try this soon

The snowball starts rolling down the slope. Steem to take off to 10$ in the next few month!

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And....as a side benefit.....this new platform could kick YouTube right in the crotch!

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Let's hope so! That would be the best thing in the world right now!!!

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Yes, I'm in full HODL mode right now. Steem is really the most undervalued coin.

Amazing idea and Steem is an excellent blockchain to build this on!

I could see a 50x on steem price because of the project like this... followed and upvoted

@Dlive & all contributors - You guys are f*cking awesome! I'm jumping on now to give it a try...

You make educating the masses about blockchain much more exciting!

Thank you all and much love from fellow #blockchain fanatic :-)

-G0nR0gue

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Thanks, g0nr0gue! We hope that we can provide a great live streaming platforms for the community! Let us know if you have any feedbacks, you can join our slack group or steem.chat us.

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We'll be in the loop w/ any feedback, no doubt.

Just joined Slack!

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I'm going to do the same! This is an amazing project!

will try anything that's user friendly and practical. Upvoted

This could be massive also for the Adult Live Streaming business (e.g.: CamGirls), though would probably require its own separate site. Live Streams with a #nsfw or #porn or #camgirl tag could be easily redirected to an adult oriented site. DLiveSex or whatever name.

So I am guessing AVI format will not work and only MP4 does? Any plans on adding more formats and increasing the upload limit beyond 1G?

This is a great leap forward, we need more steem based apps like these one to target communities and niches. I hope more new steemians like me will this as a cue to help develop different projects that can bring more outside communities on here....Great work @dlive

Will you be creating a Discord chat for Dlive? So far things are looking good. There were a few bugs I wanted to report, it would be great to have a Discord channel for this project.

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They have a slack but I havent seen much activity by admin, Join my Slack workspace! https://join.slack.com/t/dlive-beta/shared_invite/enQtMjc4MzgxNTg0ODg0LTVjYjMzODFjMjcxMTQzOTg2OTRhMGJlODEwNDMwMDFkZGQ2OGJmZWZlZGY1ZjY1YjY2YjM5ZDc2NjA0MmQwZjU

And a few people who stream started this discord, I've found the people there to be quite helpful

https://discord.gg/ZzRjrAJ

Reblog’n and reply’n . This is something I’d like to get into after coming back in from a bit of a hiatus.

The revolution is here. If this and iop or zeronet we are live all the time

nicee sounds good

Great great job , thank U for the development and effort

Looks awesome! Can't wait to try it out
It's getting a little tough keeping up with all these new and innovative projects lol

Thats cool!!!

That's great!
I just tried it out and got a lot of viewers! It was fun to livestream :D

I had one problem; I couldn't see the comments of my viewers. It showed 0 comments on dlive but on Steemit it showed replies to the livestream post...
Also, is there a cut on the payout?

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  1. We are fixing the chatroom bug right now. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  2. DLive does not take any cut from the content creator!!!
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That's nice that dlive takes no cut from the content creator, but what about long term funding for the project? It would be interesting to find out, or if it's already been stated I apologize for missing it... :)

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Hey there, what do you put Into the Encoder Authentication field shown above, mines come up completely blank unlike above.

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That's a bug. I didn't have this problem. You should wait...

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Ahh ok mate, thanks for the reply :D

@hitmeasap don’t you do video game livestreaming? You should give this a try!

Is there any step-by-step links for setting up a live streaming? I mean from buying a camera (or use your smartphone?) and downloading apps... For instance, I don't even know what OBS is... ^^

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  1. download OBS here: https://obsproject.com
  2. setup OBS following instructions provided in the post. If you are super new to OBS, you can youtube a tutorial video about how to set it up. We will create a tutorial​ video soon for DLive.

thanks for your support.

it's great to see steem connected services are expanding this fast, pretty soon we will have everything we need under one roof.
I have to come up with something to stream fast.

I'll give it a try

Yes.. This is awesome!!
I have been telling so many people about this, and how live streaming is the BIG thing right now.. So a Live Streaming Service that pays you in crypto will be the biggest thing I think for STEEM and Social Networking right now!!

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thank you for the information

definitely interesting to learn

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Thanks for your interests! Hope you can enjoy it!

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where can i learn?

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Did you read the article? Jump on Slack, join the Steemit Chat & read this for a more techincal overview :-)

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I read the article but I have not understood

Wonderful! I'm happy to see it works in my Pale Moon browser (unlike D.Tube which shows only a blank screen - @dtube) and videos play smoothly.

upvoted & resteemed by @edward.maesen

Nice!

i'm super excited for this. i did tune into the slack in the early days but after things did not seem to be happening i kinda lost interest. now that your are officially launching i'm guessing i'll be back to play! :)

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Still it is same like alpha. It needs a lot of attention to become perfect

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very little is built first time perfect. that's why we have alpha and beta

Dude - what? How do you have time to train and totally revolutionize the blockchain at the same time???

the fields are coming up blank

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thanks for your feedback. Could you give us more detail info? like what browser are you using? how often does it occur?

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Yes this happens. Close or clear your browser cache and retry .

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Mine comes up blank also. I'm using Chrome on Mac Version 63.0.3239.84 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Sounds like an interesting project, first i've heard of it!

@ebargains Exactly! I was wondering what the results from the FCC were, I read the wikipedia for Net Neutrality it looks like it will be repealed 3 to 2 votes in favor :D...


@dlive I will be getting back in my gaming days, :) used to be part of the best team in my home country :) they are still playing brood war in clan wars

Thank you for the opportunity to provide more content to the platform and I hope everything works as well as in Twitch in a few months :)

Great addition to the Steem blockchain, we have everything :)

This is fantastic!

I get so excited every time I see a new platform that uses Steem!

I love DTube and I am sure I am going to love Dlive just as much!

I have resteemed this post to help get it as much exposure as possible.

Can't wait to see how this will evolve as well.

Great information
thank you

upvoted, very informative post..i love it..

Dlive will change the game..

Good post @dlive

Very cool! Gave it a shot. Had a few issues with buffering, largely expected for a new service, and also noticed that my stream cut off when I stopped broadcasting instead of catching up to the end of my stream. That was somewhat more unfortunate, but I imagine it will be tweaked to function a bit smoother in the future. Super excited that this is a thing now!

Here I was, calmly clearing through the articles I selected and

BAM!

DLIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did you go about developing the application?

Thanks to everyone that worked on this and made it happen. Now I can livestream on Steemit. Now maybe I can get the people from YouTube more interested in this. Great job and keep up the good work guys!

Wow! This is just what I have been looking for as I wish to do my gigs live on Steemit as I have been on facebook which, gets lots of views.

This could be the final push for me to leave Facebook altogether as Steemit with DLive streaming functionality, will now have everything I need.

Now going to get this set up.

Nice job & I hope this all goes well for you in the future!

Great news, I will try to post my second one.

Master peace of nice wording I love it

Thank you for posting! This is great, Resteemed!

your post is very interesting, I like your post, because it can add insight to me, hopefully in the future can provide better postings, so I can know many things in my life, thank you very much. and also hopefully useful for other stemit friends.

Gonna make a livestream to try it out!

In your face, YouTube!

I'm blow away! This is some incredible initiative. The steem blockchain just get better and better as a project with all this amazing tools built over it.

Thank you VERY much. You are the best!

@dlive This is great news!! I will be testing this weekend on a Mac/Firefox. I was doing clinics on facebook, but just hated how my clinics were not monetized. I was making money for them, but not myself. Thanks so much!!

a remarkable advancement, I really like the idea of ​​building a steam blockchain and of course the steam value will soar

Dear admins of @dlive, does my livestreaming posts show up on my Steemit blog - similar to how every zap on @zappl appears on our blog?

Genuine concern lol, cuz it annoys me that my Steemit blog looks so messy

So is DLive a competitor to DTube?

If I understand correctly, I have the option to stream live or upload recorded videos on DLive. Is that correct?

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Just tried it out and uploaded my first video!

I have to say that DLive's upload process is a lot less frustrating than DTube's by comparison. What took me an hour to upload a 90 second video on Dtube, took me about 15 min. on DLive.

One complaint I have is that there aren't enough categories and I had to choose one that does not apply to my video's subject.

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I just said the same thing a moment ago before I read your comment. I guess the community will shape it. A Twitch alternative, a first, based on cryptocurrency would really great. A gaming community on Steemit would do serious wonders.

It looks like people aren't streaming but just treating it like Youtube. Also, not original content either. Needs legitmacy from gamers and broadcasters to make this viable for new streamers.

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It still need polishing and final touch. Feels like same alpha

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Aye, it does. At the moment, it looks like meld of Youtube and Twitch. If it can nail the Twitch feel that's going to be amazing. I haven't used Dtube as much but I guess healthy "competition" on the same blockchain don't hurt.

Wow! This is awesome! I tried OBS but it says "Failed to connect to streaming server" Can you help me? @dlive

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  1. Make sure you enter all " Encoder authentication" in OBS correctly.
  2. Click "Start" on DLive first, then start on OBS .

Trying to go live now! I input the stream information and I'm getting a failed to connect error in OBS :(

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I got it past the failed to connect portion by starting the stream on dlive, unfortunately I'm getting "The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported."

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Server problem. Try to reduce the quality and size of video so it can easily be loaded on server

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Any ideas what an ideal bitrate is? Originally I was setup to stream on twitch so I put it at 3500.

@dlive I must say that this development will have a great impact to the community. Cheers and more power!

very helpful. Thank you friend

I am trying it but the OBS says it can not connect to the server. I already check many times all the data, any advice? Thanks in advance and really good job guys!!! Dlive rocks!

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  1. Make sure you enter all " Encoder authentication" in OBS correctly.
  2. Click "Start" on DLive first, then start on OBS.

Cool. Gonna test it when I find some time. A small tip , don't sell Steem $ :)

thanks for the info,it will be a great help for us.. Thumbs up for you.

thanks for the info,it will be a great help for us.. Thumbs up for you.

Great initiative I must say.

Great info! For our future video reviews in Indie Gamers Den community, this platform looks promising.

Great post.

CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR PUBLICATION FOLLOW ME AND I FOLLOW YOU@VITAL-TREND

Interesting! I will have to check it out.

Free upvote service for all .
Just follow me n i will vote and resteem your post.

YES! Let's get the party starting...

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Extraordinary activity I should state. I'm particularly content with the way all these is being based on the steem blockchain. STEEM esteem is certain going to blow with this new day break and we'll all be better for it

Awesome to see that dTube has evolved to the live side :D , Is it still the same team of developers ?

This is a very nice process.This method is very important for us, and it will be successful in all of us.

Woo, this is great for us that you created a steem blockchain we can share our videos

I was in alpha tester too, @dlive . No worries :-|

Technology seems to get better with every click!!

Are you on Twitter? We need to chat;)!!!!

Chat in a streaming video isn't working after I logged in. It was working before I logged in.
Also there are small hiccups every now and then, not sure if it's my end or the streamers or something on your side.

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Fixing this chatroom bug. thank you!

I just hope the disfranchised streamers hop on board and can understand the value of such a platform.

I have not been able to use Dlive before.
But this site by step instructions would be very helpful.
I might try it out at the end of today and get something out LIVE

This is pretty awesome, so now we have dTube and dlive, really goes to show the potential of steem as a platform

Steemit community will certainly thank you for this useful article. Tks so much

Wonderful, again a new add on on the steem blockchain.. just before 2018... OMG i am really exited what Steem will do in 2018..

Oh my!!! This is awesome @dlive , steem is getting hotter by day. Steem will soon take over the internet. @dlive , weldone. Am joining your team ASAP. Weldone

How is it different from DTube?

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This is live streaming like Twitch while dtube is just video upload.

this is what i want to involve in, it is such a great application

Can I do dlive steams with my phone?

This looks like a good option to Periscope and FB Live. I am going to promote this to others :)

Awesome app guys! Exciting to see so many cool ideas coming to the platform. Keep up the good work!

Awesome work guys! Exciting to see live streaming coming to the platform. Keep up the good work!

I NEED TO TELL MORE PEOPLE ABOUT THIS - i always try to show people the eSteem app on mobile, but then they of course think its too good to be true, i need something to hook them in .
Lots of my gamer friends are looking for new platforms, im resteeming this so i can have it on my blog later !

It's A gOod thinG

Great initiative , I love how things are going on steemit. I am definitely going to check out Dlive

It look interesting project. Thanks for the development

great information live video for upload thank and i join this