Dacast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Dacast

Video hosting platform for business

4.24/5 (88 reviews)

Dacast overview

What is Dacast?

dacast (formerly vzaar) is an online video hosting platform for businesses that allows you to publish your videos online in an easy and fast way. The software contains multiple customizable design options to ensure your video aligns with your company's branding. Add logos, calls to action, subtitles, social sharing, languages, watermarking and more. The range of tools also allows for encoding, security, analytics, API's, and content management.

This professional video platform is multi-compatible and can be played on PCs, Macs, IOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, and Windows 7. It offers a range of additional features and benefits to facilitate in the uploading, encoding, quality setting, appearance, security and management of your videos. This software is affordable for all company sizes, with pricing options for small business as well as large enterprises.
www.dacast.com

Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, French, Spanish
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Dacast user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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John Curtin

Reliable and easy to use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

We use it extensively to stream weekly tutorials, as well as live feed conferences and events. Overall, our experience has been very positive and you can quickly talk to a real persona if you get stuck or something´s not working.

Pros
Dacast is a solid streaming platform backed by an excellent support team which have helped me sort out configuration and integration into our e-learning platforms. I also like the fact that it´s highly customizable and integrates well into OBS studio and HTML pages, as well as Facebook. All in all, the quality/value for money ratio is well worth it.

Cons
The latency is annoying (can be up to 15 secondes) and the upgrade payment to eliminate it is really too expensive.

Response from DaCast


Hi John! Thanks a lot for your comments, we take the point on the pricing. We are always trying to find cheaper solutions to put on the market, we will announce it if we have anything new on this!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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jason hall

Great people. Great service.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-21
Review Source: Capterra

We needed the ability to allow our entire user base to be able to upload video game performance videos directly into the service. This means many thousands of different people from anywhere in the world, with incredibly large video uploads. We were able to accomplish this. There is nothing more to say.

Pros
Bottom line is that it works. It's consistent. It's straightforward. The support available is prompt, understanding and interested in supplying the best product and service they can.

Cons
I have no complaints. The software and company have completely met my expectations. I am not exaggerating.

Response from DaCast


Hi Jason! Thanks a lot for your review. We are so pleased to keep on working with you and will definitely keep on serving you for many more adventures!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dima Maryanovsky

Empty promises with quick support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I wish I'd selected another platform Honestly, the amount of time and effort spent in figuring out the bugs I described above was not worth it. I have about 2000 people that are actively using the platform I build and they trust me to give them a reliable way to stream live classes (dance classes) and record them for later viewing, and I feel I've let them down choosing DaCast I do not recommend DaCast to anyone

Pros
They don't make you pay for a full year and the price is a bit lower compared with vimeo and some other platforms i checked. Fast response support (not good, but fast)

Cons
Features don't work!! 1. Analytics - does not work at all (support: "as soon as it works we will notify you") 2. VOD - recorded live streams have multiple 'holes' in them, most recordings have 10-20 minute holes missing in the recording!! Also, one of the recordings was corrupted after about 5 minutes in the stream, so 1.2 hour video = trashed. 3. LiveStreams - a huge bug in the token refreshing within the player, making anyone who views the stream refresh the browser every 6 minutes (as it stops the stream) 4. Support - the support is a fast-response-low-on-knowledge kind of support. The more knowing people are not responding at all (been 3 weeks with no response) 5. They have lots of articles that seem like someone who knows a thing or two about streaming wrote, that was mostly the reason I decided to invest my time in DaCast, it seemed promising (but only promising, no results)

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Gandhi Bazan E.

A great alternative for broadcasting

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

Almost a year broadcasting, working just fine on a daily basis.

Pros
The great variety of settings you have to get the image do you need. The price it's also great for my needs.

Cons
In my case, the learning curve. I was not familiar with this kind of broadcasting.

Response from DaCast


Hello Gandhi! Thanks a lot for your comment, glad to hear you use our services every day. We take the point on the learning curve: it is important for us to get people to live easily, but it can be sometimes harder than expected.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Luca Mariggio

Dacast user review

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

We usually use Dacast for our streaming service in the equestrian competition. We found this service very affordable since the first time. We have never had problems with service interruptions, which is very important to guarantee good live streaming services.

Pros
Easy to set up. Stable and safe even in intensive use.

Cons
we would like more development in the off-line part of the software

Response from DaCast


Hi Luca! Thanks a lot for your comment. We will do our best to build our offline services in the future with our soon to be out new app!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Dacast pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

MONTHLY BILLING:

Trial
free /30days

Express
$30 /mo

Professional
$80 /mo

Business
$200 /mo

Enterprise
$500 /mo

Business
$200 /mo

ANNUAL BILLING:

Trial
free /30days

Express
$20 /mo
save 33%

Professional
$60 /mo
save 25%

Business
$160 /mo
save 20%

Enterprise
$400 /mo
save 20%

Dacast features

Content Management
Customizable Branding

API (334 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (196 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (119 other apps)
Customizable Templates (195 other apps)
Data Import/Export (167 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (152 other apps)
Electronic Payments (122 other apps)
Inventory Management (112 other apps)
Order Management (129 other apps)
Product Catalog (120 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (165 other apps)
SEO Management (133 other apps)
Search Functionality (147 other apps)
Social Media Integration (109 other apps)
Template Management (111 other apps)
Third Party Integration (246 other apps)
Website Management (116 other apps)
eCommerce Management (124 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Dacast

Key features of Dacast

  • Bulk Uploading
  • Selection of Video Player Colors
  • iPhone App Upload
  • Brand Overlay, Text & Link
  • Desktop Uploader
  • Domain Control
  • Advertising
  • Borderless Player or Poster Frame
  • Dual and Multi-Pass Encoding
  • Podcasts and Playlists
  • Web, Tablet, & Mobile
  • Branded Video Pages
  • Progressive or Streaming Download
  • Multi-Language Player Support
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Multi-Pass Encoding
  • Multi-User Accounts
  • HTTPS Embed Code
  • Statistic Reporting
  • Video watermarking
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Benefits

The player you want
Full customization. Add your logo, calls to action, subtitles, social sharing, languages, watermarking, colors and a lot more.

The tools you need
An extensive set of tools for encoding, security, analytics, API's, and content management.

Play anywhere
PCs, Macs, IOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, Windows 7 ...all backed by a truly global content delivery network.

Awesome Support
Reach out via phone, email or live chat & we'll aim to get back to you within 1 business day. Super responsive support from real human beings.

API
Integrate our video platform into your own web application by using our developer API.

Video Dimensions
Have your videos encoded to any dimensions you want. Choose from one of our preset video sizes (small, medium, large, or HD), or enter in your own.

Video Quality
Set the video bitrate (video quality) you need, or let vzaar automatically work out the sweet spot between file size and video quality (compression) for you.

Audio Quality
vzaar encodes audio (both for video files and audio only) at the 128K high quality. You have the option to set it higher at 256k.

RTMPe
An extra level of security. Encrypted streaming makes it more difficult to download your video because the location of the complete file is hidden. This combined with SWF Verification ensures you content is only served in your authorized video player.