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Ustream releases Live Broadcasting app


Ustream today released its free live broadcasting application for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, allowing iPhone users to stream and broadcast live video from the iPhone over either Wi-Fi or the 3G network. Ustream Live Broadcaster provides the ability to broadcast a live stream via the Ustream servers or record video locally on the device, even on the iPhone 3G. Videos are streamed or recorded at a maximum resolution of 320x240 and recorded videos can be viewed within the Broadcaster application on the iPhone itself or uploaded to Ustream, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter for sharing. Live Broadcaster also provides the ability to send out a notification via Twitter when you start a broadcast as well as interact with your audience during a broadcast through chat or a Twitter feed via Ustream’s Social Stream service. Ustream Live Broadcaster requires an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS running OS 3.1 or later and is available as a free download from the App Store.

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Sounds like a great app, but AT&T is whining about users overloading their network with video content (which is, ironically, the news item immediately before this one).

Posted by rockmyplimsoul in Toronto on December 9, 2009 at 7:11 PM (CST)


The recorder app does NOT record video on the 3G, I have no clue where you guys got this information. I would have been real upset Ilounge if this app wasn’t free for incorrect information.

Posted by John in Toronto on December 9, 2009 at 10:52 PM (CST)



I don’t understand why the app would record video on my 1st Gen iPhone but not on your 3G unless there is an issue that requires support. Contact the app publisher and check it out because it ROCKS on my original iPhone

Posted by sandifop in Toronto on December 10, 2009 at 5:57 AM (CST)


The video uploaded to my Facebook page from a 3G phone would tend to suggest otherwise. It’s working fine with the older model.

Posted by dimmer in Toronto on December 10, 2009 at 6:07 AM (CST)


#2: Are you using Ustream Recorder or Ustream Live Broadcaster?  Recorder is only for the 3GS, but Live Broadcaster works with the iPhone 3G as well (and apparently the original iPhone too according to an earlier commenter here).

We were a bit skeptical as well, but we specifically tested it on an iPhone 3G before we posted this news item. Recorded videos are only available via the Ustream app itself—they won’t appear in your photo library—and to get them off the iPhone you need to upload them to the Ustream service and then either view them online or download them from the site in FLV format.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on December 10, 2009 at 8:08 AM (CST)

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