Bandwidth

There are several definitions:

  • Maximum speed that your internet provider allows for your internet connection
  • Amount of data that you have used for the given month. 

Encoding Power

Encoding software usually has Encoding presets that can range from "Very High Quality" to "Very Low Quality". The more processing power you use to process your stream, the better it should look, but it also means your computer will need to be strong enough to handle that type of load. Presets are your best option to get going and even improve visual quality, sometimes more so than bitrate. If you want to customize the settings yourself, you will have to experiment to find the sweet spot. Otherwise, presets are usually the way to go. If you don't know what to do and just want to get started - choose the preset that says something similar to "Very Fast" or "Low Quality". Then, when you have tested that everything is working, you can increase the settings and see what your computer/setup can handle.

Bitrate

Your ingest bitrate is the amount of data you send to Omnia when you stream.               A higher bitrate takes up more of your available internet bandwidth. Increasing your bitrate can improve your video quality, but only up to a certain point-- our recommended bitrate settings have been tested to optimize video quality without wasting bandwidth.

Video Quality

Resolution refers to the size of a video on a screen, and frame rate refers to how often animation frames are sent to Omnia. A full HD resolution is typically 1080p, 60 frames per second (fps). Streaming at a higher resolution like 1080p requires a higher bitrate, and a higher frame rate takes more encoding power. If you have the bandwidth and encoding power to stream at 1080p, 60 fps, that's great! Feel free to stream at the highest quality you can. Omnia does not restrict the quality of your stream. Otherwise, try one of the recommended settings below to optimize your video quality and stability.

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