Update | v0.7.0: The New DLive is Here!

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Welcome to another DLive.io update announcement.

First of all, I wanted to share my thoughts on why this update is so important. I have been brainstorming with the Executive Team and Operations Team these past few months about self-sustainment.

As DLive grows, it’s logical that you may not receive upvotes as frequently as you once did. I want to build a platform on the Steem blockchain that is not solely dependent on upvotes. This does not mean that our Content Management Team will not be curating as much as possible, but I wanted to give our content creators more possibilities to earn rewards, but at the same time, increase interactions.

The purpose of DLive is to create a decentralized platform for content monetization whether you are a live broadcaster, video author or viewer. I want everyone who uses DLive to feel a sense of ownership, and to be proud to be apart of such a great community. It excites me to say that we are now entering a new stage of DLive, creating an engaging and rewarding community. This update is a step in the right direction, but no where near the finish line.
 
Here are the updates that have been implemented in v0.7.0.
 


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New Features

To work towards the goal of increasing interactions between the broadcasters and viewers we have enabled the following features.

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Gifting Feature

Show your appreciation for your favorite broadcaster with a Gift. These gifts are meant to be fun and will change periodically.



Request Feature (Coming Soon)

Have you ever wanted to ask a broadcaster to perform a task? You can soon make requests of the broadcaster. The broadcaster will receive your request and either accept or decline it. An example of a request would be: I did not see an International Dance Day campaign entry from you, I’ve included 2 STEEM in my request to dance live!


Off-Chain Chatroom

In a live broadcasting environment, broadcasters and viewers need to be able to interact in real time. This has been on our list for a long time but we are proud to announce the Off-Chain Chatroom.

 

Enhanced User Experience

We are always looking for ways to enhance user experience. With version 0.7.0 comes the biggest update we have done to the user interface.


  • Live Streams and Videos will now have their own dedicated page.
  • The viewing page for Live Streams and Videos has been redesigned.
  • The Personal Settings and Settings page has been redesigned.
  • Subscription Feed on DLive.io with a new Subscription Page to view your followed users live streams and videos.
  • Live Notifications: Users following broadcasters will now receive an email notification when a broadcast is started. If you do not want to receive email notifications, this feature can be turned off at any time. (Coming Soon)
  • The Go Live page has been redesigned with an enhanced feature called the Broadcaster Interaction Dashboard.
     
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Guest Accounts

Guest accounts will now be able to follow users on DLive. They will have their own subscription feed and be able to participate in live broadcasts using the new Off-Chain Chatroom.

DLive Stream Servers

On April 10th we did a soft launch of our DLive Stream Servers. We have taken the feedback provided by the Community to improve this service. We are still implementing features every day to have these servers in stable condition.

DLive Stream Servers are now more tolerant to unstable network connections. If your stream connection has been broken for less than a minute, there will be no need to re-start your broadcast.
The DLive Stream Recording feature has been improved. This feature is still a work in progress so previous broadcasts may be lost.
Transcoding Features are being implemented to improve the viewing experience for those who may not have a stable network connection.
If you have not had the chance to use the DLive Stream Servers, make sure you do on your next broadcast. To switch servers, simply click Switch Encoder in your Go Live Dashboard.

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The recommended settings when using the DLive Stream Servers is:

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds (THIS IS IMPORTANT)
Video Bitrate: 2500 to 2800
Authentication Needed: No
Encoding: Software (x264) or NVENC H.264
Audio Bitrate: 160
Rescale Output: 1280x720
Rate Control: CBR
Enforce Streaming service bitrate limits: Yes
Encoder Preset: Veryfast
Profile: Main
Recommended FPS: 30
When using the recommended settings above, ensure that your upload speed is atleast 3.5Mbps. If the recommended settings do not work, try lowering the settings but always keep the Keyframe Interval at 2.

Miscellaneous Updates

  • Increased thumbnail file size limit from 1MB to 2MB.
  • Increased video upload file size limit from 2GB to 4GB.
  • Increase video quality by 50% under 480P option.
  • Number of watching counter bug has been fixed.
  • If you encounter bugs, please let us know about them. Reporting bugs can be done through the Help Center or via our - Discord Server #help-center channel.

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@Dlive is killing it. It is a great user interface that the user will enjoy. I love the gift giving thing feature and I know many will appreciate this new features. We are now going mainstream mass adoption because of the updates like this every day. Its just a matter of time to see the price of Steem to go moon and beyond. Thanks @wa7

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Yes i just read through and i feel in love with team @Dlive. They are always working tirelessly and always listen to the community. This update is a step in the right direction.

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just loving this project, it brings tears in my eyes :)

Exelente las nuevas actualizaciones, esto llevara a ser una de las plataformas de transmisión en vivo y un archivo de vídeos líder en el planeta en muy poco tiempo... esperemos nomas que los youtubers se enteren de esto pronto migraran a usar Dlive

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great comment

No se si fue por que se estaban implementando las actualizaciones, es que no puede subir un vídeo que tenia pendiente de hacerlo, pero veo que a esta bien, recién ahora pude subir el vídeo gracias, pero la plataforma se ve genial

This is huge @wa7! Thank you and the team for your hard work! So frikken cool!

Wow! This is the most exciting update you ever made, imo. The redesign is perfect, really slick, simple and pleasing. Also the gift feature is so much fun. Hope to see people use it and finally start interacting a bit more.

Anyway, great work @wa7 and teamDlive!

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Hey, try: https://dlive.io/trending
https://dlive.io/new seems to be also working .

Awesome guys, love all the new features!

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I agree, the separate tabs for live streams and for posted vids is killer. Great job dlive.

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Congrats, you made the #steemitminute for today!

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nice

Great news! Keep it up!

AMAZING, guys.

I think the whole Steem ambiance is translating from a reward-centered platform to a interaction-centered ecosystem. Im really proud that a more realistic approach is the new start-point from these updates, becouse, if you attract users with the promise of money, sooner or later the system will collapse.

Instead, by making updates based in a vision centered in people interaction + social media = BOOM! theres a real chance to make a top 10 web service, with the aditional monetary / decentralized incentives.

Glad to read this,
D.

Going to check dlive after this. I envy those people who are good on videos and photos coz it is more fun than writing. One step at a time for me. Hopefully, I'll get there. Thanks @wa7

this is the best update ever. #welovedlive nice work again :)

WOW! This. Is. Awesome! Looks great! Love the off-chain chat.

I am over-the-moon on this update, well done and THANK YOU!

I was streaming when those changes were made and I was surprised. In positive way. I love how @dlive is evolving and I will keep on supporting it to bring more eyes to this platform.
Soom a guy who had 500k subscribers on YouTube will be streaming on DLive thanks to me - yea i won't be modest. I was giving him some instructions while streaming on DLive - which will bring more eyes. Fresh eyes. So this chat for guests will be helpful BUT...
"watching" still does't work the way it should. It's basically views cuse I didn't notice it going down only up after refreshing. Unless there were actually over 100 people watching me at around 2~3AM which is possible since I had ever over 800 on twitch and over 1500 on YouTube.

Keep in mind that on YouTube he had on average 3000~5000 actual people watching, so here because of this "bug" (if it;s still there - gonna test it in my future streams) where watching is basically views, he might have like 30k "watching"

Still waiting for my DLive t-shirt though :P

Oh wow, this is amazing! I especially love the features that encourage us to interact more on a community level.

In that context I especially appreciate the fact that you guys - @wa7 and team - are always operating ahead of the times, anticipating the development of the platform and implementing features to respond early to these new trends.

Yes, of course, the platform grows and it'll become more difficult for you to find and curate all the good content submitted. Now this is actually a positive trend, and those who were blessed with your constant support had a great kick-start. And now it's on us to fill the eventual gap, create even more value through interaction and reward each other.

Fantastic!
Loved and resteemed
Happy weekend :-)

The off-chain chatbox and gifting options are amazing! Keep up the good work Dlive!

Wow that was fast! AMAZING UPDATE DLIVE 10/10

I like what I see!

This is fantastic, heading to check it all out now! Thanks DLive Team ♡

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Thank you for being a big part of the DLive community :)

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Thank you for being so welcoming Tidy <3

DLive is just great I love the animated Gif thumbnail function so you already have a preview about the movie content...

OMG!!! I love the new update! You guys rock! :) Will have to send rings to all my friends hehehe.

That's it, you just turned this into a true killer app of the Steem blockchain. I was hesitant to upload videos here 'cause they clearly weren't the focus and were kinda hard to find. Now I can make my little home for all of my content, both for my streams and videos. Good times. :)

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Thank you so much for your comment - Welcome to DLive!

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Oh I've already been streaming whenever possible, so I'm familiar with that aspect of DLive's awesomeness. :) Only now I can bring over all of my content knowing it all gets its spotlight. Honestly, youtube will probably become a secondary thing for me now.

Blown. Away!

What an amazing update guys. You are crushing it on so many levels and I'm honored to be a part of this community.

I truly believe innovation like this is what will make everyone stand up and notice @Dlive on not only the STEEM blockchain but outside of our little circle too.

Huge win for Dlive!!! Flawless execution so far too. Really enjoyed the streaming tonight.

Wow @dlive, nice update. Especially like the chat and gifting. Gifting is so emotional (hugs, hearts, donations). Excellent idea! Thank you for the update. You have SteemApp's support!

nice update, I really like the new look Dlive
new Features & icon very interesting

absolutely awesome!

the refresh viewers bug has been fixed? really? thats awesome!!!

Pretty much everything, I wrote into the survey or on discord, is getting noticed in the update. I am surprised by the amount of updates in that short period of time. This is the way to go. Happy to see these changes. Keep it up like that, please. :)

Wow update that very advantageous for Dlivers, I am happy to update now dlive already has many interesting features. may the fore dlive growing and become the best platform among other platforms.

Awesome updates, website looks great. You have outdone yourselves DLive team! I can even upload higher quality gifs now!

That's awesome !! Thx for all what you do guys :D

Epic!!! So stoked to see the new changes. One thing I had a hard time finding my page could not view all my videos together easily! Regardless, my favorite video platform by far!!

Congrats @wa7 and @dlive team for this changes... hope to come back streaming soon!

Good to see how this lovely project is handled with so many care

Im very happy to see the innovation going on at Dlive it will grow even more that i know, but this is on the right damn track to pass Twitch by in the near future :) Once Content Creation + subscription with Steem or SBD is a thing DLIVE will explode to new heights!!

This morning I was like 'dude, something happened' then I saw this update. Good one you all ! :-):-) Excited for more to comeee :-):-)

Finaly Guest can chat with the streamer . Love it.

You guys rock! Slowly but surely leaving @dtube in the dust! Can’t wait to use the new version :)

Kudos for the gift and request feature! Manual curation can only go that far and assigning voting bots is not what you do, as far as I know. Though personally, I’m assigned a bot on Dsound and it motivates me to provide regular and good quality content because it is my name after all, and I wanna keep up the good work. It’s like you reward the quality creators by supporting them that way. It keeps you going even when the going gets tough. One might not expect that an automatic upvote would have such an effect on the creator’s work but it does for me. Perhaps something to consider on DLive, too.

In any case, thunbs up and will be trying you during my broadcast next Tuesday!

Love to hear this update. I have been on DTube for some time but I haven't used DLive yet. In China, DLive never worked properly but nowadays it seems to be better!

I will definitely try this out. Thank you again for the update!

@dlive @wa7 @tidylive Super cool! We've been excited for these new features and appreciate all the hard work and dedication the whole team has given.

Question: In regards to 'email notifications', for those who signed up with @AnonSteem and aren't connected with an email...can we not expect to get notifications?

If not, will there be any future updates that help those without a connected email? Just wondering...

Thanks again <3

dlive team working to the maximum, Good Work @Dlive.

DLive is absolutely killin' it!


Mega thanks to the team for all your hard work! I am so thrilled with the update! Way to deliver <3!

I love to be part of this community and see it growing so fast. #LongLiveDLive!

Really like all the new features focusing on interaction! The website is looking cleaner too.

Wish the images where a bit larger(especially the gift feature) but I see a heart a ring and a hug and is that the amount at the bottom of it? XD

Anyway cool update. I especially like this one:

Guest accounts will now be able to follow users on DLive. They will have their own subscription feed and be able to participate in live broadcasts using the new Off-Chain Chatroom.

I know a lot of people are still waiting for the registration link, so this kinda helps to get in touch with them while waiting to be signed up on steem

New webiste looks totally proper :) Thx @dlive!

This is beautiful! Every day better, every day bigger! Long live DLive!

Me gustó mucho!! Felicidades!

I want this platform to be a success in every way and this update is going in the right direction. The gifting and the request option is a great way to monetize the vid. Love the new UI and the separate section for videos.

Great update @dlive!

And thank you for putting the broadcast server settings in your post. I've been waiting for this

Hi, I'm the creator of the Dlive Chat Reader tool - https://zygmunt.pro/apps/dcr/. Reads the chat using TTS. Unfortunately, the new chat version is completely out of blockchain.

I have a question, is there any API available, how can I load messages from a new chat into my program? (PHP, Javascript)

New interface looks amazing, great job !

This is great one..

Fantastic update! We are entering a new era of @dlive and am excited to be on the ride with you guys. Great work dev team, you are much appreciated.

Awesome update guy's keep it up .

Nice improvements @dlive I will try out the DLive servers again to see how they are.

that is so cool! loving the new features! :)

Simply Amazing. You guys are the best STEEM front end. It's great to see you do so many things without even taking beneficiaries. Maybe you guys can setup a witness server and use that for even better development.

Best of Luck!

This is great... Cant wait to live stream on DLive

Nice, Ilike this :)

amazing update, thanks for dlive team...!
#LoveDlive

OMG SO COOL I'm very stoked to utilize these new things..THANKS!!!1 <3

The new version is very nice. I will ask a question. Can I get upvote if I share the broadcast on facebook and like the guests as followers

Great post

Hi, Kent, 很高興看到dlive持續在改進,謝謝你們的用心 love03.gif

You guys really improved your UX!

<3

Wow, no wonder I was able to check a sound today. That's nice. Now I think dlive is ready for the competition. Up there we go!

Interesante lo nuevo de la pltaforma. Hice una guía básica para aprender a usar en español y ahora tengo que actualizarla, bueno al menos a se esta mejorando a pasos agigantados la experiencia de usuario y eso al final es lo importante.

Very good job!!
Now work on next upgrade, like Dlive app for android and windows :) ?? That would be a major upgrade and great competition for youtube/twitch.

Kralsın dlive ... super bir arayuz ve tema olmuş...

Wow...seriously. You guys are so hard at work, it amazes me. These updates are killer! I can't wait to get a stream up today :)

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A few days before the update I started having trouble viewing live streams, they would freeze like there is lag, but unlike lag they would not unfreeze. If I reload the page I might get a few seconds of viewing before things freeze again.
It is far more extreme than normal lag, however for some reason when a live stream is ending I have no trouble viewing the last few minutes.

I think the problem is my own internet connection, however I didn't have this problem before last week. (So I'm not sure)
I don't have trouble viewing prerecorded videos, however, re-playing live steams that have ended sometimes have lag, but not as bad as when they had been live.

Anyway, I really like DLive and am glad it is getting updates and growing, and I have been enjoying the site.

This is great news for dlive users😇

Maybe create mobile application

All would be nice guys, but I think that you have to do something with the system of rewards. Ordinary people almost do not have a chance to get a good reward, because all the big ones are ALWAYS distributed among several groups of people.

For example - @jimmylin and @imjohnnymills , @cheech-oz , @desolator , @redjepi etc. I have nothing against these people specifically, but most community members do not understand how these people get huge maximum payouts (90 - 150$ and more) EVERY day for ordinary gameplays, while ordinary users creating similar and even better content can count at best on a minimum pathetic 5-10$ :))

Another group is the guys from Turkey. You know what I mean. They are upvote each other, comment on each other, thereby manipulating the system and receive huge maximum payouts.

All this is ABSOLUTELY NOT FAIR and you have to do something with it before the perfect platform turns into a corrupt system, where everyone is "ruled" by several people, and the rest who are not involved in this "mafia" have virtually no chances.

I conducted several investigations, and if DLive team is interested, you can contact me at any time. Also If I find the time, I will write a detailed article on steemit with all the investigations of how the "system of "elected"" works.

I apologize for my tone and for my English language, but it hurts me to watch at this injustice.

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Woah woah woah, let's leave my gameplay out of this. My Fortnite duo game with @jimmyLiN is unmatched on any platform~

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First of all, those names you mentioned are members of DLive team, hence the reason they are getting for high upvotes. No one would work for free, would you? So this is how DLive pays for it.

I've been observing your stream for the past week. You hardly play any "games". Even right now, when I am checking your livestream there is only a stock photo of some random casino photo with nothing else, no sound etc.

Image above is literally your livestream, by the way.

In regards of other groups, DLive does not use any kind of bots, all curation is done manually. So if the stream is active, people are watching and enjoying their stay. Streams will get an upvote. Maybe people didn't like your stream?

The view stats on the site are wonky as DLive is still fairly young; It is not always accurate.

I am not defending "DLive" as I write this post. But replying on your comment to give you more information on "why you are not getting an upvote".

TL:DR: People you listed are DLive team members, they get paid this way. Groups are a thing sure, but they are just active and what DLive team wants is the activity. And the curation is manual, not automated. So every stream is being watched by a member of DLive Content Team before they get an upvote.

Instead of blaming the platform because you are not getting an upvote, I'd suggest taking a look at yourself and your overall performance.

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First of all, I'm not talking about myself, I'm talking about the system. Do you want to talk about me and you? OK!
The picture does not matter, because there are NO viewers and you know this. For example here https://dlive.io/video/deathwing/fd4fab0c-4efd-11e8-afd0-0242ac110002 you had 40!! views. https://dlive.io/video/deathwing/d0172775-5143-11e8-b1e0-0242ac110002 - 23!! views. https://dlive.io/video/deathwing/66010892-4989-11e8-b752-0242ac110002 - 17!! views. This is nothing for the stream! But you always got 23$ even for 17!! views ))))) So why are you better than others, who play a SAME stupid game and play better than you, but do not get anything ??

""You hardly play any "games". Even right now, when I am checking your livestream there is only a stock photo of some random casino photo with nothing else, no sound etc.""

I do not play any "games". At the moment I'm playing casino only (And it's very popular on all platforms). What do you mean "nothing else, no sound etc"? I see my game and the stream.

"In regards of other groups, DLive does not use any kind of bots, all curation is done manually. So if the stream is active, people are watching and enjoying their stay. Streams will get an upvote. Maybe people didn't like your stream?"

So you mean people always like your stream? )) Are those fewer than 10 real people? Do not make me laugh ))

"those names you mentioned are members of DLive team, hence the reason they are getting for high upvotes. No one would work for free, would you? So this is how DLive pays for it."

Once again, I'm not talking about myself, I'm talking about the system. No one will be motivated, unless the "spoiled" are guaranteed to receive a reward, and the majority should work for free. Or the elite throw them a bone once a week in the form of 5 dollars)) This is ridiculous and this is the way to failure.

"Instead of blaming the platform because you are not getting an upvote, I'd suggest taking a look at yourself and your overall performance."

Can you show me yours "overall performance" - something besides mediocre games, with millions of views and hundreds of thousands of real subscribers? I have on other platforms. What about you? I doubt it .. So please do not suggest me )))

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This update will be amazing... I can envision it proving varieties of possibility for creativity. I am really loving this platform...

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Hello, @legko
Thanks for your concern. Please take a look at https://steemit.com/dlive/@teamdlive/dlive-or-transparency-report-1-april-19-2018
I'm sure you can find the answer in the post.

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Hello, @wa7
Thanks for the answer. I read the article, but I (and not only me) see on the platform what I see. A group of content managers (and who is loyal to them) that makes mediocre content and support each other to take the bulk of the reward.
Another group from Turkey also support each other. These small groups take the bulk of the reimbursement, most of the users do not get anything, regardless of the quantity and quality of the content. Dmania was on the same path. gone now ...

If we want to grow, attract a really large mass of users from all over the world from youtube and other platforms, we need to do differently, because now it's a dead end way. I'm sorry...

PS. if you need Hispanic and Russian-speaking DLive Content Managers - we two can do it :)

The development of Dlive reminds me so much of how Twitch developed, with an interface that was simple and utilitarian in the beginning and gradually gained more and more features as time went on. Being the potential successor to Twitch for the decentralized revolution, this parallel development is a great sight to see.

I was initially worried if the "DThing.io" (Dsound, Dlive, Dtube) websites would run into great trouble in replacing some of our most used applications but I am elated to see how the talented developers have taken the time to tackle it straight on.

Take your time in developing the websites of tommorrow!

Cool update

I am loving the updates coming to the platforms. What a great community for creators as well as investors.

Congratulation wa7! Your post has appeared on the hot page after 41min with 217 votes.

Thank you very much for the information update @wa7. I'll inform and share this to my friends. More power @dlive! 😎

@studio666 @yveslanthier ça pourrait vous intéresser pour de petites vidéos rapides sans montage.

MASSIVE!! Thanks for the update @wa7 amazing work and community response in action bro! :)

I try the new Dlive and its amazing. I love the new GUI/HUD for the streamer it's a real pleasure to use Dlive. Just one thing, I don't know if the Activities section work.
Thx u for ur work Dlive's Team :)

nice informations...
thanks for sharing

Soogood! Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow!!

Great update shared here. Dlive is the killer now

Fantastic new features and I love the facelift, @wa7!

I'm basically in love with @DLive and proud to be sharing my content here!

Thanks for everything you do!

Currently I like Dlive steem like your post

Thank you! It became convenient to write tags. I need to try the stream.

I really like to see how DLive evolves (my wife @kobold-djawa just tested it already). However, I personally would feel more save using it if I could login by using my private posting key. Are there any plans? :)

Thank you so much ~~ the Request Feature is Great for us to Post VIDEO or LIVE !~~~ =) Here is My First Video - Please have a look and leave me a comment ~~ https://steemit.com/dlive/@mellissaying/3179e3b0-5216-11e8-9a24-d742e7d65001

Wow this is amazing. With all that features its really nice. I am still new here and not sure how everything works yet. But dlive.io sure look amazing. I am sure I will try it out. Hopefully I can also embed the videos on steemit via dlive?

Dlive is so much easier to upload to from your phone. I tried all night the other night and couldn't get it to work while dlive is super easy and fast

Hello @wa7, hello @dlive,

be prepared :) It seems you do not really know how to secure your networks ;)

I am looking forward to another waste of your delegated vp to downvote me or this comment <3

Hi!!! I uploaded a video on DLive in Portuguese this morning since my brazilians friends are really into the platform. However, the video doesn’t play properly and I got many messages saying that they could not watch it. I used Google on my Mac. Any tips? I really enjoy DLive, but don’t want to loose upvoates due to malfunction. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Dani Denes @naturald

I'm really happy to have found this website! I believe in DLive! It's going to be a great time to share my music with fans from home!

This is a very excellent idea. The gift giving feature is pretty much exciting. And the off-chain chatroom where we can chat real time is a great idea as it will help steemians to engage in conversations that will allow us to meet new friends. Over all @dlive is doing a great job. I am very much excited for its implementation.

This is a great update that will impact the whole Dlive community. Gift giving feature was already really cool but request section will change the game for everyone. It will be a huge step forward for Dlive becoming the prime stream community. Great job Dlive