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How do I sign up for Laika?
Click “Sign Up” on the home page. From there you will be directed to create an account with Laika. Once you create an account with us, you will be saved in our system. Start Streaming or creating VODs.
How much does it cost?
Laika costs $40/month for the use of the software, with a cost of $.85 cents per GB streamed. 1gb of video translates to 1 hour of streaming video approximately.
How does it work?
All you need is an Internet connection and an Internet browser. There’s no software to install. Hit the “Create” button to create either a Live Stream or VOD Laika. Once you choose all of your settings, your ready to go!
What equipment do I need?
You can use the free App GoCoder to stream from your Phone, or use professional cameras.
Do I need to be an experienced editor or videographer to create my own Livestream?
Laika is breakthrough technology designed for all users, from simple, casual use to professional live production. All that is needed is the desire to communicate, inform, and entertain. If you can use blog publishing platforms like Blogger and WordPress, you should have no problem using Laika.
How can I embed my channel on other websites?
The Laika player can be embedded on most websites. To do so, customize your player and paste the code into the HTML editor on the site where you wish to embed it.
Can my Livestream be shared on Social Media?
Yes, the Laika player can share to many social media sites. You can use the share buttons embedded into the player.
How much bandwidth do I need to produce content?
For your production needs, we suggest 700 Kbps or higher upstream bandwidth to stream in high quality. In most cases, using a lower quality setting you can get by with less, but we don’t recommend it. You can use this test to test your connection speed. For more efficient encoding, to specify the bitrate and other settings, we recommend using a Teredek or like encoder system.
Do I need to worry about copyright issues?
In addition to your own original programming, you can use existing copyright-free content on your broadcast. It is your responsibility to make sure the content you broadcast contains no copyright infringements. Laika will shut down any account that is breaching content copyrights.
What is the maximum number of viewers who can watch my channel?
We currently don’t have any theoretical upper limit for the number of viewers on a Stream. The maximum number of concurrent viewers that we’ve observed on one channel has been in excess of 100,000.
I forgot my username or password? What should I do?
You can retrieve your username or password from the login section in the top right of the Laika homepage. Click on “Login” then “Forgot password” and then “forgot username” in the following section.
What Ports do I need open on my network to Broadcast Live?
Most Routers and/or Firewalls should automatically configure themselves and allow you to connect with our various supported encoders. However, if you find yourself restricted for any reason, we recommend ensuring the following ports be opened: 80 and 1935 Outgoing.
Can I watch Laika Streams on a Mobile Device?
Streaming to mobile devices is possible for content broadcast using Laika. Viewers with supported mobile devices can watch your stream when a mobile stream is being broadcast by visiting the landing page you have it hosted on.
Can I offer pay-per-view with Livestream Premium?
Yes. Laika offers pay-per-view options through PayPal. All you need is a verified PayPal Business Account and the e mail registered to the account.