The University of Texas at Austin

Webcasts and Streaming Media


ITS provides live Webcasts and archival encoding of streaming media files for university departments, faculty, and staff. Using RealNetworks' G2 encoder, ITS can encode classroom lectures, presentations, meetings, satellite downlinks/uplinks, cable TV programs and special events originating on campus.


  • Produce Webcasts - real-time delivery of sound and video over the Internet.
  • Archive streaming media files.
  • Encode audio and video programming at bandwidths to serve a number of audiences, from 28 Kbps dial-up modem users to 220 Kbps campus LAN users.
  • Encoded Webcasts are viewable with RealPlayer.
  • Instead of traveling to a meeting, lecture, or presentation, you can watch a webcast. You'll save between 0.6 and 1 pound of carbon emissions for each mile you would have traveled.
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Encoding service is available at no cost to UT departments, faculty, and staff. Room charges (from the department that owns the room) may apply if you need a facility in which to produce streaming media programs.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* UT Service Desk

* Call us at 512-475-9400

* Submit a help request online

We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!