Livestream Goes BETA

If you were a Mogulus user, then you already know that it changed its name a while ago to Livestream, and you probably received the same email that I am copying and pasting.  (If you get a login screen from owa.cliu, just click it closed and read on–a glitch we’re working on to remove permanently). But if you are new to tv channels, you just might want to check out the features Livestream has to offer (quite a lot, actually). Think of the many uses of this tool at a conference presentation, as a DEN GURU or STAR, as you stream live the many integrative ways Discoverystreaming and the Builders work back to Web 2.0 tools.

From the Livestream Team, here’s what’s new.

The Livestream User Experience Initiative is officially underway. Today’s public beta launch marks the beginning of a comprehensive program designed solely to enhance the Livestream experience for you and your viewers.

Please feel free to add /beta to the end of any channel page and take the new model for a test drive today. Put the top down, let the wind blow through your hair, kick the tires and please give us your feedback. This is a Beta release so don’t be alarmed if you find a bug or two on the windshield.

www.livestream.com/channelname/beta

New Look

Livestream Channel and Clip pages have been completely redesigned. We hope that you find the new look cleaner, friendlier and more intuitive. New clip page URLs will also be shorted for easy sharing.

New Channel Page Visit the live page »Livestream now offers control over the appearance of user channel pages. Broadcasters may now choose colors or background images to fully customize the look of their channels. Coming very soon is the addition of control over the foreground color as well.

Customize Your Channel Visit the live page »

New Player

Livestream has gone LARGE with a completely redesigned 16:9 video player. Goodbye TV fuzz. Hello beautiful lightweight, embeddable and easily customizable new player.

New Channel Page Visit the live page »The new player offers full page widescreen expand mode…

Expand your Player to full window width Visit the live page »a new pop-out feature…

Popout the player for viewing Visit the live page »and all elements of the new embeddable player are now customizable for seamless integration. Color, size and even such specifics as auto-play and auto-mute are all customizable. Players have been designed so that multiple players can be embedded into the same page and the embedded thumbnails are also constantly updating live in real-time when the players are inactive.

Embed your player with customized optionsAnd don’t worry. The old embeddable player will continue to be available. We will continue to support the old player as long as is necessary.

New Chatting

Livestream has introduced a revolutionary new player-side chat companion. Users can discuss live videos in real time using Facebook, Twitter or the soon to be released updated Livestream chat. Some advancements of the new livestream chat include a new cleaner look, ability to embed the chat separately, login required option for chatting, IP banning, easy moderation within the chat window itself (no need to use the studio) and the ability to promote any user to chat moderator. This chat widget will also be embeddable very shortly.

New chatting with Twitter and Facebook Visit the live page »

New Sharing

Sharing videos and channels has never been easier with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg and Delicious just one click away. Customization of the new embedded player is also accessible from the new Share page.

New Sharing Options Visit the live page »

New Video Library

The new browsable searchable Video Library makes it infinitely easier for viewers to find videos. And because the new library is HTML, search engines are now able to crawl and return results for individual videos.

View the on demand library outside of the player Visit the live page »

We hope you enjoy.

Just add /beta to the end of any channel page to experience all of these changes. We hope you enjoy the new pages and look forward to your feedback. Please use the new Beta section of the Livestream forum to report any bugs and any issues you may have while exploring the new pages.

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