Inside Chew Tech #12 – Tagging

chewtv: Since we launched Chew in January, our focus has been building the simplest way for DJs to broadcast their sets to the world. As more and more DJs stream and upload to Chew, our content archive has grown exponentially! So much so that we’re now at 9,000 shows and counting. We see Chew’s future as […]

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Chew hopes to entice superstars to its ‘Twitch for DJs’ live-streaming serviceBut the British startup will still focus on grassroots, insisting real power in global community is with bedroom DJsThe first 3 months for Chew things have accelerated to break neck speed. From a super simple MVP in January to 4000 DJs. In this article Stuart picked through our hour long interview for our plans and our challenges over the coming 6 months. I’m excited to see where we get in that time. 

Reframed.tv Interviews ChewThis week we sat down with our friends Jo and Kev from Reframed.tv to talk about Chew and our Ignite experience.

The DJ Revolution Will Be Televised“Think of Chew as the ‘Twitch.tv for DJs’,” says Chew co-founder Wil Benton. “It’s a platform where DJs can learn from one another, enjoy each other’s…If you missed it a few days ago Chew was featured in TechCrunch. Things have come a long way from working on the Overground trains in and out of town to meeting up with Wil and working in Google Campus all the way to Campus North and Ignite.I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.

Inside Chew Tech #8 – Public/ Private Shows

chewtv: One of the things we’ve kept getting asked over the last two weeks – especially as our users get to grips with the Chew platform – is the ability to hide test/ demo shows. As of today, from your Run page, Shows page and Channel page you have the ability to set individual Shows as […]

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Inside Chew Tech #5 – Advanced controlschewtv: One of the biggest pieces of feedback we’ve had over the last week (hard to believe it’s just been a week!) is the ability to run an advanced live stream through Chew. Encoder compatibility – and therefore the ability to run external video and audio sources… Today, we’re launching exactly… I’m really proud of this feature. Many platforms support third party apps. I think we’ve made things a lot simpler for now by adding in a config file download for Wirecast (Flash Media Live Encoder is coming). This lets you configure Wirecast in 2 clicks – just download and open the .wcst file. Loads more to come along these lines.

» Streaming Webcam to Tunemelt with Logo Overlay marrk.nlSince launching Chew last week we’ve had some good email exchanges with those brave enough to stream through us out of the gate. Speaking to Mark today he forwarded a blog post he did about streaming using FFmpeg to another streaming provider. This method would definitely work with Chew and we’re actually using FFmpeg internally to test a lot as well. Looking forward to seeing more creativity around stream setup as we grow.

Inside Chew Tech #4 – Audio Interfacechewtv: We’ve been all hands on deck since we launched Chew on Monday – pushing out daily bug updates and occasionally the new feature. We think one of the coolest features we’ve deployed this week is our new audio interface. We’ve found that using USB audio inputs can be a bit tricky, so we’ve… After our first week we’re already adding features to make things easier for DJs streaming through the Chew web app. Check it out. Much more from Chew coming.

chewtv: It’s been a long, eventful and amazing journey. Today, 5th January 2015, we’ve launched the brand new Chew platform. If you’re a DJ, please sign up and start streaming. If you’re a music fan, check out a few of our archive shows and keep checking back as the new streams are broadcast!  Thanks to our launch […]

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