Castr

Castr

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Wer verwendet Castr?

Castr is an all-in-one live video streaming platform for businesses, broadcasters, content creators, educational and religious organizations, and non-profits.

Was ist Castr?

Castr is an all-in-one live video streaming platform for businesses, broadcasters, content creators, educational and religious organizations, and non-profits. With Castr you can stream buffer free and lag free to every platform at once, even your own website or app. You also get IP camera streaming, Akamai CDN, cloud storage, combined chat overlay, timeshifting and more. Get started in 3 minutes with our 7 day free trial.

Castr – Details

Castr

https://castr.io

Castr – Preisübersicht

Castr ist verfügbar ab 9,99 $/Monat. Castr bietet keine Gratisversion, aber eine kostenlose Testversion. Weitere Preisinformationen für Castr findest du unten.

Startpreis

9,99 $/Monat

Kostenlose Version

Nein

Gratis Testen

Ja

Einsatz

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Dokumentation

Kundenbetreuung

24/7 (Live Vertreter)

Online

Castr Funktionen

Video Management Software
Analytik
Markenüberlagerung
Massen-Upload
Mobile Bildschirmunterstützung
Privatsphäre-Einstellungen
Teilen in sozialen Medien
Untertitel
Video-Looping
Video-Streaming

Castr – Nutzerbewertungen

Zeigt 5 von 101 Nutzerbewertungen

Gesamt
4.7/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4.7/5
Kundenservice
4.7/5
Funktionen
4.5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4.6/5

For those of us doing Live events, Castr is an essential fail safe partner

Bewertet am 9.1.2020
Daniel H.
CEO
Professionelles Training & Coaching, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Vorteile: The ability to have an uploaded pre-recorded video scheduled to stream live with just 3 mins notice is really useful for failsafe option. Internet gremlins can always get in the way during a live event, so I find this quick scheduling option to be really useful and the main reason I stuck to Castr and not their competition.
They also offer 24 hour cloud recording & a mobile app which their competitors don't either. Cloud recording is another really useful failsafe in case your recordings locally didn't happen.
Mobile app lets you use your mobile camera to stream which is really useful.

Nachteile: Shame that they only allow 1 uploaded video at a time seems rather stingy when 2 would be really useful and not lose them much business for small time streamers. They don't offer their Embed on website script as part of the lower packages which seems a shame when their competitors do and don't see why that would harm them to offer this in lower packages. Less than 3 mins schedulng would be even better!

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Castr an 14.1.2020

Hey Daniel,
Thank you for your valuable time and wonderful feedback, just wanted to let you know that we will soon be out with a new module and UI. It would have the answer to all your problems :)

My experience with Castr the past 6 months.

Bewertet am 13.1.2020
Douglas H.
Bartender/Streamer
Essen & Trinken, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: I started a podcast about 10 months ago and before I did them live I would just record them and upload the video. Its hard to make it as any type of streamer these days, especially when you're new and have 0 viewers and get put at the bottom of the bunch. I wanted to reach as many people as possible, in the easiest way. I spent a lot of time watching videos on how to simulcast and whats the best soft ware to use. Most came with $50 + a month bill. Since I'm not currently making any money from producing content the price matters. Then I found caster. It had everything I was looking for, unlimited stream hours, stream on multiple platforms, (I personally stream on Twitch, Mixer, Youtube & Dlive). It made my life incredibly easier. In the first day I connected all my accounts and clicked the go live button, boom, that easy; and its only $15 a month. That's cheaper than my bar tab. I would recommend Castr's simulcast package to ANYONE who is just starting. Sometimes I get a few followers on mixer, then the next day its youtube or maybe twitch. I'm reaching as many people as I can at once and instead of just building up my stream following on one platform, I'm doing it on 4 at once. I could do even more if I wanted to. Overall Castr can't be beat for its simulcast service and price, I have had castr for over 6 months now and don't plan on canceling anytime soon.

Vorteile: -GREAT PRICE, way cheaper than most simulcast or re-stream services
-Unlimited Stream hours
-Direct download after stream is over
-SUPER User friendly, linked my accounts and started streaming day one.
-Integrated chat system is a huge plus

Nachteile: Over the past 6 months since I've been using it there has been a few hiccups. Some times when I start streaming, it will say my account is linked and connected but it wont be streaming on the platform. Example: I stream on youtube, twitch, mixer and Dlive. On the home screen it says my mixer account is connected and live, but when I visit my page on mixer it says I'm offline. I then have to try deleting and reconnecting my account to Castr or resetting my stream key, and even then it does not always work. I have only had this problem mainly with Mixer (youtube and twitch every now and then). That being said I'm not sure if this is a problem on Castr's end or Mixers. I have chatted with a worker about this issue and alls he had me do was the same steps I listed above. Deleted, re-link, try again. This option does not always work. Then the next day everything will magically work again. This is a very minor problem but can grow to be very irritating. Some other small cons I've noticed. The integrated chat seems to only link Youtube, Mixer and Twitch. Any smaller platforms don't detected. I use OBSLabs to live stream, and some of the apps don't work as they should. For example the viewer count extension where it shows the amount of viewers per platform only shows my viewers on twitch. Not the other 3 platforms I'am streaming on. Again, I'm not sure if that is a problem on OBSlabs end or Castr's.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Castr an 29.1.2020

Hey Douglas,
Happy to read such wonderful feedback from you, sorry to hear about the small hiccups, I will take personal attention to investigate this matter and resolve it asap if any found.

Happy Streaming :)

Castr Review

Bewertet am 20.12.2019
Stephen C.
Content creator
Medienproduktion, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Overall Castr has been excellent and in the few issues I have experienced, customer service has sorted things out very quickly.
I have never had my stream cut out. It offers Pull URL at no extra cost on my package which is much cheaper than other similar services.

Vorteile: Very large range of services to stream to not just the usual Facebook and Youtube.
Excellent stream quality
Relatively low latency
Recording of streams
Pull URL functionality

Nachteile: Castr needs to have more data information. During and post streaming we need to see broadcast stats

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Castr an 14.1.2020

Hey Stephan,
Thanks for the fantastic feedback, your cons mean a lot to us.

We are continually developing, and for sure, we can try to get your requirements in phase very soon.

Thanks for your valuable support and relationship with us.

Thousands of dropped frames- Useless waste of money

Bewertet am 10.1.2020
Dan B.
Director
Bildungsmanagement, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
2/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
1/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
1/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Useless. It worked perfectly for me for the first 3 broadcasts. I was excited. Than after that it decided to drop thousands of frames a broadcast and lose the bit rate of the stream. My viewers had a terrible experience and so I had to stop using it. Very disappointing and a loss of funds

Vorteile: Ease of use. It is very simple to add the social media destinations and get up and multi-stream your broadcast.

Nachteile: Dropped frames...Dropped frames...Dropped frames.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Castr an 15.1.2020

Hey Dan,
Sorry to hear that you faced issues lately, please note that frame drops mostly take place from the source side since our servers just send the data as we receive.

Our support team is open 24x7 and if you have reached out to us for sure someone would have helped you to resolve the same.

I hope you can give us another chance and I can assure you that your issues will be solved.

Best Value and Customer Service

Bewertet am 20.12.2019
Charles S.
Senior Pastor
Religiöse Einrichtungen, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5/5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5/5
Kundenbetreuung
5/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: We had a specialized schedule and budget for Dedicated Live Streaming and the Castr Staff went out of their way to really listen and customize a solution for us that met all of our goals and constraints. The Software and Streaming Service is ROCK SOLID and when you combine that with the truly best customer service and pricing, it is the Best Decision we could make.

Vorteile: Very easy to setup and operate. No experience needed. It walks you through each step and then remembers everything you set so the next time you log in it is ready with one click. Great stats. Great plug ends. The Best Customer service. It is Rock Solid and never crashes.

Nachteile: It is clear that the Castr product development team not only has a lot of experience but listens to what people need and then writes it into the software. I use it every week and I can not find a con. It is so refined and user friendly.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Castr an 14.1.2020

Hey Charles,
Thanks for the fantastic feedback, your words encourage us to work harder and develop new technologies more confidently.

Thanks for your valuable support.