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Online streaming vs. webinars

Online streaming vs. webinars MJJ Charts

Okay, now let's find out what we can do with these technologies. Basically all the ideas for streaming we can divide into two groups: online broadcasts and webinars.
2022-10-03, by ,

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I have found that very often people confuse these 2 terms and don't know exactly what they mean, so let's clarify.


Webcast or webinar, web conference - online meeting or presentation over the Internet.

During the conference, participants are at their computer or watch from a mobile device, communication between them. Webinar host is usually one or more people who talk about something, show the presentation and video, answering questions in the chat and conducting surveys among webinar viewers.

The number of webinar attendees ranges from 50 to 1,000. It would be nice, it is usually short - and lasts from 1 to 2 hours. Webinars are used by marketers to educate customers and promote their products. About 61% of North American companies use webinars, so they are quite popular. For webinars we recommend using a service like or other similar.

Online broadcasting

Online broadcasting (from online broadcasting) - transmission of audio or video from the event in real time to a large number of viewers over the Internet. Davidzon Radio is a typical example.

Webinars are terrible from a technical point of view, because the speakers use only a webcam and a cheap audio headset. Regardless of what type of broadcast you want to do, the basic mechanics of achieving good quality streaming of others are the same. For example, a lot of people complain about webinars being streamed using regular webcams from laptops. And if you care about quality, in the following sections I will teach you how to work with professional equipment to make the quality much better.

Also now because of the growth of online education began to appear specialized studios for webinars, which already have all the necessary equipment for broadcasting and filming educational content.

To summarize

  • Online broadcasts are fairly passive broadcasts for large audiences. They are mainly used to increase audience reach, brand credibility, broadcast sports events or concerts.
  • Webinars are interactive meetings with lots of discussion and small group collaboration. They are mainly used by businesses and teachers for educational purposes.