Who can broadcast is subject to membership and administrator can allow all members or only a certain list (usernames, emails, roles) to setup channels.
Flash plugin is not supported by default in most mobile browsers. This requires alternative methods of delivering the live stream to mobiles: HLS or mobile apps.
HTTP Live Streaming (or HLS) is an adaptive streaming communications protocol created by Apple to communicate with iOS and Apple TV devices and desktops.
All iPhone/iPad devices running iOS 3.0 and later support HLS.
Devices running Android 4.x and above will also support HLS.
The VideoWhisper Live Streaming plugin supports configuring a HLS delivery url (available with Wowza Streaming Engine rtmp hosting).
To play on iOS, streams need to be published (usually with external encoders) with certain codecs and profiles supported by iOS devices. Web based Flash plugin and mobiles apps built with Air do not publish in a format accessible on iOS, because this Adobe technology does not support AAC codec encoding and often video bitrate/profile are too high for mobiles. Publishing from a Flash / Air based client to HLS (iOS or Android browser) requires transcoding of stream (live re-encoding) by relay server before delivering as HLS.
Import and show archived video streams using Video Share VOD plugin.
Plugins allows controlling access both for broadcasters and viewers.
Unlimited broadcaster membership levels can be setup with these settings:
For each channel these can be customised for viewers:
Use myCRED credits management and billing plugin to enabled pay per access channels. Clients can prepay credits that can be used for purchases on site. Plugin includes PayPal Standard, Skrill (Moneybookers), NETbilling, Zombaio, BitPay (bitcoin). Other payment modules are available for extra: 2checkout, ComproPago, CoinBase, CoinPayments, PayFast, Payza, Robokassa, Stripe, WePay.
As WP Live Streaming plugin supports premium broadcasters and access lists based on roles, this can be used in combination with the credits based Paid Membership plugin, s2Member plugin (or any other paid membership plugin) to enable paid membership (in example to charge a fee for premium broadcasters or accessing certain channels). Free version includes Paypal standard membership and pro version Stripe, PayPal Pro, Authorize.Net, ClickBank.
VideoWhisper developers can build custom simplified iOS or Android apps that fit mobile screens and capabilities. Such development is an optional custom service and resulting app can be used in combination with web based solution.
Tip shows to everybody in chat (with a sound notification) but client can write a custom private message that shows to broadcaster only.
Tip dialog can be opened from Send Tip button available in users list panel.
Unlimited tip options (for users to select) are customisable from backend:
Webmaster can also define the ratio earned by broadcaster from tips. Broadcaster can receive the full amount or just part of the tip amount (default: 90%).
You can create an elaborate schedule with many playlists of videos scheduled to play on each channel: