uStreaming Conversation with the Candidates: Part 2

Ian Lurie

I just finished streaming Erin Moriarty’s interview with Hillary Clinton. You can see it here.

Some valuable lessons learned:

  • Ideally, you need an internet connection with an upload speed of 1 megabit. We increased our speed to 1 megabit and the results were far better.
  • If the video you’re watching is skipping, it might be your computer or your download speed. Don’t assume you’re having streaming problems until someone else, somewhere else, has checked, too. We had a lot of skipping here (probably because my laptop was encoding and upload the stream). But most other viewers had no problem.
  • Record the video! uStream provides a tool for doing that.

More bulletins as events warrant…

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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