Common Encoding Terms

View our Livestream Dictionary for common encoding terms

Recommended Encoding Settings

NOTE: We do not allow frame rate over 30fps. If you need to use a higher frame rate, please contact our Support.

Full HD - 1080p

Recommended Internet Upload Speed: 20 Mbps

Vertical Resolution: 1080

Bitrate: 3500 to 5000 kbps

Frame rate: 30 or 25 fps

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds 

AVC (h.264) Profile: Main/High

AVC (h.264) Level: 4.1

HD - 720p

Recommended Internet Upload Speed: 15 Mbps

Vertical Resolution: 720

Bitrate: 2500 to 4000 kbps

Frame rate: 30 or 25 fps

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

AVC (h.264) Profile: Main/High

AVC (h.264) Level: 3.1

SD - 480p

Recommended Internet Upload Speed: 5 Mbps

Vertical Resolution: 480

Bitrate: 1500 to 3000 kbps

Frame rate: 30 fps

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

AVC (h.264) Profile: Main/High

AVC (h.264) Level: 3.1

Very Low Bandwidth & Quality 

(1000 kbps or 1 Mbps upload)

Recommended Internet Upload Speed: 1 Mbps

Vertical Resolution: 480/360/240

Bitrate: 400 to 1200 kbps

Frame rate: 25 or 20 fps

Keyframe Interval: 6 to 10 seconds

AVC (h.264) Profile: Main/High

AVC (h.264) Level: 3.0

Troubleshooting Issues

If you are having issues with disconnections, freezing, etc. you may want to try these techniques to figure out what the solution is.

  1. Check your internet connection and upload/speed. Once you determine your speed, check the info above to see what your encoder settings should be. (Bitrate and Frame rate are vitally important)
  2. If that doesn't work, try lowering your Bitrate and / or Frame rate and see if your connection is stronger. You may need to send your stream with a lower bitrate in order to keep a stronger connection.
  3. Check that your PC can handle the amount of processing power required to send your stream.
  4. Contact Our Support
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