Dacast Features

Dacast

Video hosting platform for business

4.34/5 (83 reviews)

Dacast Feature Summary

  • 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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Dacast Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Dacast's features:

José Javier Díaz

Very easy to configure video hosting for any operation no matter size.

2018-03-12

Easy implementation, great price, easy to configure and ad team members to manage videos.

Pros

Pricing, accesible support and easy interface makes the service a good choice.

Cons

For some high end design websites, the video player style might be too simple or require additional customizations with support from experienced coders or designers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Excellent Value. Very happy.

2018-03-12

Flawless integration, easy to use and reliable.

Pros

The interface is very easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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John Curtin

Reliable and easy to use

2019-10-08

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

I also like the fact that it´s highly customizable and integrates well into OBS studio and HTML pages, as well as Facebook.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Phill Kliewer

DaCast Web Conferencing Review

2018-11-16

Overall it's positive and worth the small amount we're paying - We like the ability to embed, customize, and analyze that a "free" service wouldn't provide.

Pros

Customization players and making it easy to embed on our website has given a good end user experience.

Cons

Clients sometimes randomly drop connection on Sunday AM services, but some still stay connected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Phill,
We are grateful to hear you're happy with our services. If you have any additional suggestions that would improve your experience, please share them with our support team and we will take them into account. Happy streaming!

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Lawrence Ferrell

A Great Streaming Solution

2019-05-01

We have had a great experience with DaCast streaming as a service. From our 24/7 streaming to our occasional LIVE event broadcasts, we find that DaCast helps to supply our needs for streaming to our audience. The customer support with DaCast has been excellent, with quick responses and very knowledgeable to help us troubleshoot and get things set up when we started the service. Overall, we are thankful and grateful for this service and support team.

Pros

So in our search for a better provider, we found DaCast to be the best solution for our needs at a great rate.

Cons

We had to use our computer to stream and eventually found a third party broadcasting box solution that integrates with DaCast streaming service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hello Lawrence! It is great to read your review, I really appreciate the fact that you have a full use of our 24/7 support. DaCast will keep on supporting you and provide you with a scalable solution at the best prices!
Best streaming.

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David White

Good product at a great price

2018-11-21

Pros

Easy to use, great customer support, and a great price

Cons

There is a learning curve and some of the terminology does not match some of the third party software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi David,
Thank you for your review and happy streaming.

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Dubravko Andrijic

Amazing platform

2019-05-05

I'm using it for 3 years now and I'm fully happy with DaCast! Value for money is the best that I was able to find, setting up only took few minutes and I'm using it for streaming TV program for 3 years without any problems.

Pros

Easy to use, affordable, stable and support is always ready to provide assistance

Cons

I would suggest only few modification on user interface (website) in order to have the most useful options in a single page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Dubravko!
Thanks a lot for your review, we all enjoy your support. Happy streaming!

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Hadlee Wright

Review

2018-11-25

Pros

Easy to use, easy to set up streams. Good feature set.

Cons

Sometimes slow to confirm save actions. UI could use further refinement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Hadlee,

Thank you for your review!
We are working on a new UX for the platform that should be online sometime next year, stay tuned :)

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Michael Yanosik

Great customer service and flexible!

2018-03-16

They helped customize my account for what I needed when it did not fit into a specific plan.

Pros

A few of them are flexible accounts, price, service, easy dashboard navigation, and many technical options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Mullen

DaCast Review

2019-10-08

Pros

For the moist part, the web interface is usable.

Cons

The analytics are better than previous but still do not provide enough details. They also take too long to retrieve from the server. I usually wait a day before retrieving accurate details.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hello Mark. Do not worry, we are currently building our new platform and from the look of it its going to be amazing! Point taken on the analytics, we'll be sure to implement more details.

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Bill Strain

Excellent. It just works and the interface is great.

2018-03-13

Pros

It works very well. The interface is great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Justin Talbot

DaCast is a great scalable streaming solution

2018-10-09

I have had a great experience using DaCast and highly recommend it.

Pros

I love how easy it is to use on the producer’s end and how versatile it is.

Cons

The stream could be more consistent, occasionally I have users report trouble loading until they refresh their browsers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you Justin for your review!

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Brandon Adams

DaCast is a decent CDN for streaming

2019-01-23

Pros

Customer Service is great and always on top of problems with resolutions.

Cons

No Amazon integration. They stated it would be released but was not fixed by the release date.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Brandon,
Thank you for your review.
However, could you please let us know what exactly you mean by the Amazon integration to make sure we are talking about the same thing?

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Joey Parris

Thanks

2019-09-18

Phone support great even though I was on a free trial. Website has embedded livestream and I’m broadcasting on Periscope and Facebook every Sunday

Pros

The honesty of the website, I was asked to broadcast a livestream of our church services on a budget to embed on our website and social media. After reviewing several different outlets that claimed one thing and did not come through or require a credit card and wouldn’t disclose the price until you signed up for a free trial, I stumbled upon DaCast.

Cons

I wish there was an option with their own encoder. However they have worked with several other encoding software companies including OBS and the one I chose VMix to meet our needs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you Joey, it is such a pleasure to read your review.
Please note that we do have our own encoder which is a customized version of OBS which allows you to do low latency streaming; if you want to try, we would be happy to let you. Happy streaming and talk to you soon!

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Pesi Unwalla

Good service

2018-11-27

Very good.

Pros

Its functionality and features, especially its low-latency feature and the ability to monetize the webcast

Cons

Entering URL's into our encoder is a little bit cumbersome for the low latency channels.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Pesi!
Thanks a lot for your review, as you might know, we are always working on improving our services, and you will be (one of) the first to know as soon as something new is coming up!
Talk to you soon!

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Ashley Benjamin

Excellent entry-level introduction to Live Streaming behind a paywall

2019-09-05

We were able to offer live videos of our event to out of town guests at a cost where our in person guests wouldn't have been offended and try our a new service that we could benefit from a good ROI.

Pros

They have the ability to social share to Facebook and Twitter as well as embed the videos into our own website!

Cons

The videos were sometimes slow to load. Setting up the channel to save or download the videos after were also not very clear and ultimately resulted in us losing one video.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you Ashley for your review. Happy to read it. We are taking your feedback into consideration for our upcoming upgraded video platform. Have a nice weekend!

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Anonymous
(Events Services company, 1-10 employees)

Easy to use and with the best support team

2018-09-12

We managed to please them, grow our audience, all through our website.

Pros

I was able to stream several events from my association on our website and on the social media platforms.

Cons

So far I have not seen anything I disliked.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you!

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Ken Wilson

A great service for the price.

2019-10-08

DaCast has been reliable and easy to use.

Pros

DaCast has a great price point for entry for an organization which needs reliable streaming, but doesn't anticipate using a huge amount of bandwidth.

Cons

The analytics are not very full featured.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Ken,
Thank you very much for your review. We're happy that our platform answers your streaming needs. Regarding the analytics, please let us know what you would like to see and we can see if it is possible to implement it.

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Steve Sharples

Excellent software

2019-10-08

Really great experience all in all. Never had an issue with reliability.

Pros

It's easy to use, user-friendly.

Cons

Can be expensive to purchase data. Data expires after one year.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hey Steve! Thanks for your comment. With our new platform that will be coming in the next months, we will have a all-new type of pricing! Stay tuned.

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Oscar Martinez Narvaez

Excellent technology

2018-04-23

Security in my videos.

Pros

Its multiple adaptation for the html5 player, the blocking of the player through the url, the personalization of its interface among many other things.

Cons

The cost is very high compared to its competitors. They charge you for things that are not clear, the bandwidth traffic for example is very expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jordan Norris

Great Service. Fast Customer Support!

2018-10-18

What stuck out to me the most about DaCast was how fast Customer Support got back to me. Within 4 minutes, DaCast replied to my troubleshoot problem and within 15 minutes, the problem was fixed. That was very satisfying. Everything is very straight forward and it's all a matter of copying and pasting. For someone who doesn't. As for the price of the service, it's very reasonable. Definitely worth paying for to suit live streaming needs.

Pros

This software is easy to get the hang of.

Cons

If anything, just UI appearance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Jordan.
Always a pleasure to read a review talking about our support. Many thanks to you!
Happy streaming!

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Giuseppe Le Cause

A great service at a competitive price

2018-09-20

Pros

DaCast is definitely the ideal solution for those who want to do serious streaming, has an infinite number of solutions, assistance is excellent, and I've never had a problem, uploading videos is very simple, create a live channel too. Recommended

Cons

Sometimes I notice that loading the control panel is slow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you Giuseppe, it is always a pleasure to work with you.

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Kent Grabau

Best Service Available

2018-10-04

I've checked out virtually all other services. They all have their pros and cons but I've found DaCast has far fewer cons. Pricing is the biggest difference. DaCast is actually affordable for any kind of broadcast and combining that with the solid reliability puts DaCast way ahead of the rest. We continue to check the other services, as the years go by, but we keep coming back to DaCast. There's just no reason to go anyplace else.

Pros

We don't broadcast often, but when we do, we need to know that our CDN is solid with little chance of dropping. DaCast has proven their reliability, to us.

Cons

The only con is in setting up overage protection. You can select it, and it appears that you have it, but you might not actually have it and there's no way to know that you don't. Until you go over your allocated bandwidth.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Hi Kent,
we appreciate your review and it is always a pleasure to do business with you. Hopefully we can optimize the overage protection soon enough so your streaming experience becomes even better!
Talk to you soon.

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Jason Gutteridge

The Pits TV

2018-09-20

DaCast has allowed us to deliver content to people from al over the world in a very reliable way.

Pros

We started using DaCast just over a year ago and I cannot fault the product for reliability and ease of use.

Cons

the only concern I have is it really does require multiple currencies as dealing in U.S Dollars doesnt work to well where we are from. However, I understand that this is being worked on as we speak.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DaCast


Thank you Jason for this review, we will let you know as soon as multiple currencies is available. Talk to you soon!

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Alan Chelf

We have used Vzaar for several years and the service has performed extremely well.

2018-03-12

Easy way to provide feedback to vendors

Pros

Vzaar automatically handles distribution and plan on multiple platforms without any additional user intervention.

Cons

Upload and encoding speeds are good but I would like it to be faster. The speeds have increased dramatically over the years that I have been using Vzaar.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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