The Mothercast process:
1. Capture program to a digital format
Stage or event activity is captured through a camera and input to an in-house placed Mothercast Server. The Mothercast Server contains hardware components assembled to encode and encrypt
the content being captured.
2. Convert content and upload to Mothercast Distribution Servers
The Mothercast Server takes the program
video and audio and encodes it, sending a video file to the Mothercast Stream Servers.
Mothercast uses varying rates for uploading
content in order to better manage load balancing of data to the Mothercast Broadcast Servers.
Typically, the upload rate is approximately 284 kbt but may vary between 180 kb and 350 kb depending upon available
internet connections throughput. The quality of the upload is constrained by
the connection speed and traffic of the internet connection onsite and the connection speed of the viewers internet connection. Standard wifi, dsl and cable internet connections are more than adequate for high
quality viewer experiences.
3. Mothercast Broadcast Servers & Delivery Network
Once the feed is acquired by the Mothercast
Broadcast Servers, the server re-distributes the encrypted data throughout the network using a load-balancing formula.
4. Mothercast viewing experience
tune in at a client's website and do not need any special hardware or software. Most programs are delivered using Flash
Video, however other formats are also supported.
upon the configuration, viewers can watch free, pay-per-view or with an email account or "opt-in" access.