Secure broadcasting technology

Secure webinars with legacy streaming protocols

On our webinar platform, webinars can be hosted in two distinct manners: either directly through a web browser, leveraging WebRTC technology without the need for installing any software, or by utilizing our dedicated application, which requires downloading and installation on your computer.

Benefits of using secure broadcasting technology

This second method is called “secure broadcasting technology,” and today, we will get acquainted with it.

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  • More stable connection even with low Internet speeds (our tests showed that even presenters with an EDGE mobile connection can conduct webinars without any problems).
  • Bypass browser limitations for unstoppable webinars. Our platform works even when WebRTC or UDP protocols are blocked, ensuring seamless connectivity.
  • In addition, full-fledged work through a VPN allows you to conduct and view webinars. However, it is recommended to avoid using free VPNs, as they usually have low bandwidth.

Our TCP-based alternative broadcasting technology works on an event-by-event basis. You can activate it for specific events and disable it for others, providing flexibility in how you broadcast.

Also, please note: Ordinary participants who will simply attend, listen to, and watch your webinar do not need to download or install anything! Everything continues to work directly in a browser.

Having learned these nuances, let’s move on to how to launch this plugin.

How to launch alternative broadcasting technology on Windows

First, we need to schedule a webinar. To do this, we need to log into our account.

Dashboard

After which we can create either a permanent room for webinars, for our tasks in the “Permanent Webinars” tab.

Permanent webinars

Or schedule a separate webinar for a specific time in the “Scheduled Webinars” tab.

Scheduled webinars

If you want to know a little more about webinar rooms, follow this link

After creating one of these options, we will personalize the general information of your event (name, date, time, etc.).

Having configured this information, go to “Advanced settings”.

Advanced settings

In the “General” tab, select “Plugin DTS”.

Activate broadcasting technology

After you adjust settings, use the back arrow. Your changes save automatically. Now, we can launch the webinar using the “Create webinar” button.

The system will automatically prompt you to take a test to check your equipment and internet connection beforehand. Once this quick test is complete, you’ll be ready to broadcast in the webinar room.

Create a webinar

After automatically going to the “Share webinar” tab, where you can copy the link to your webinar, you need to click on the “Open” button.

Open the webinar room

Before broadcasting in the webinar room, the system will automatically prompt you to take a test to check your equipment and Internet connection.

Check the connection and hardware

At the end of the test, we close the window with the results and click on the green “Speak” button.

Click to speak

Click the green “Speak” button. After a few seconds, you’ll see a prompt to download the DTS plugin. In order to download it, click on the “Download” button.

Download alternative broadcasting technology

Once the archive is downloaded, you must unpack it and run the plugin. Once the plugin is launched, you will see a notification that tells you that the plugin has successfully launched and is running.

Notification about successfully connection

Important! After installing the plugin, it will automatically launch when you turn on the computer; if not needed, this function can be turned off in the application settings. You can download the plugin in the room at the beginning of the broadcast or via direct links from this article for Windows or macOS.

Other way to install DTS plugin

The second option for activating alternative technology is to enable it directly in the webinar room. To start it, open the settings to the webinar room you created.

Setting in main menu

Find “Devices settings” and click on it.

Devices settings

In the “Broadcasting protocol” sub-item, you will see what technology you have enabled. The green indicator next to WebRTC indicates that this technology runs in the room.

Broadcasting technology

To switch a room to alternative broadcasting technology, press the switch. You can tell that the alternative technology has been activated by the changed color of the indicator. It will turn gray.

Click to disable WebRTC

If you enable this feature for the first time, the system will try to find a plugin running on your device; if it is not there, you will be prompted to download the plugin after some waiting time. Do it. The alternative technology will only work if there is a plugin.

Download alternative broadcasting technology by clicking the button

Then, follow the simple instructions.

Setup guide for the alternative broadcasting technology
  1. Wait for the download to finish;
  2. Unpack the archive and run the application;
  3. Click the “Talk” button;

What do you do if the plugin is installed, but…

The system asks you to download it again and again? Follow the simple instructions:

  1. Find the Notepad application (notepad.exe) on your computer and run it as Administrator.
  2. In Notepad, find and open the “hosts” file; in order to find it, you need to enter C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc in the address bar (after changing the type of files you are looking for to “All files”).
Folder with downloaded files

3. Add the text 127.0.0.1 add-on.mywebinar.io to the file at the very bottom

Add the proper settings

4. Save the file to your desktop.
5. Transfer the saved file here C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
6. Refresh the webinar page and click on the “Speak” button.

Click to the speak button to start your event

How to activate WebRTC alternative in the macOS?

Unpack the archive and run the plugin by double-clicking, then click “Open”

You may see a message that the program cannot be opened. In this case, Control-click the DTS program icon, then select Open from the context menu.

Click “Open”.

The program will be saved in the list of exceptions in security settings, and it can be launched by double-clicking it like any other program in the future.

After all these steps, we need to install the plugin and grant screen-sharing permission in system settings. To do this, open “System Settings”, then go to the “Privacy & Security” section.

Privacy & security in macOS settings

Select the “Screen Recording” section and check the box next to the DTS extension.

Screen recording to allow share your screen

Launch the DTS plugin. Afterward, return to the room and press the “Speak” button.

Speak button in the webinar room

Plugin already installed, but system asks for download?

Follow the simple instructions.

Find and launch the Terminal application on your computer. There are several ways to do this.

1. In the search bar “Launchpad”

Open the Finder

2. Type the word “Terminal” and press “Enter”. Then launch “Terminal”.

3. In a Terminal window, run the command: sudo nano /etc/hosts

After entering the command, the system will prompt you for the password.

Provide your password in terminal macOS

4. After executing the command, add the required text “127.0.0.1 add-on.mywebinar.io” from a new line.

Add this line to the /etc/hosts file

Save changes:
5.1. To save the file, press the keyboard shortcut “Control-O”.
5.2. To exit, press “Control-X”.

Refresh the webinar page and click on the “Speak” button.

If you’re facing any issues while broadcasting using an alternative technology, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical support team.

Technical support

Browser with built-in VPN

Our Alternative Broadcasting Technology plugin won’t work with browsers that have built-in free VPNs enabled. This is because the free VPN creates a secure tunnel that blocks the plugin’s local connection. Here’s how to use both the plugin and a VPN:

  1. Disable your browser’s built-in VPN.
  2. Use a separate, third-party paid VPN service.

By following these steps, you can ensure smooth operation of both the plugin and your preferred VPN.

FAQ

What is alternative webinar technology?

Alternative Broadcasting Technology involves conducting webinars through a special plugin that you can download to your computer. This allows you to bypass restrictions if you block WebRTC technology or use VPNs.

What are the benefits of using secure broadcasting technology?

A more stable connection, and most importantly, it works even on poor internet.

How to enable secure broadcasting technology?

1. Go to your webinar settings page;
2. Select the DTS plugin in “Advanced Settings”; Or
3. Find it directly in your webinar room under “Devices settings.”

How to download and install the DTS plugin?

Download and install the DTS plugin for your operating system (Windows or macOS) using the links in our article. Once you’ve downloaded the archive, extract the files and run the installer.

System keeps asking for DTS plugin download. Help?

Add the line “127.0.0.1 add-on.mywebinar.io” to your computer’s “hosts” file. Then restart the webinar and try to press “Speak” again.

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