At the time of this post, we’ve implemented lower and upper bitrate limits for streams. Why? To help improve stability and watchability. Not everyone can watch a 15,000Kbps live stream with 2-5 second latency.
Here are the video and audio bitrate limits:
- Minimum video bitrate: 100 Kbps
- Maximum video bitrate: 3500 Kbps
- Minimum audio bitrate: 32 Kbps
- Maximum audio bitrate: 320 Kbps
Starting February 1st, 2019, you will only be able to send IM’s to other users if your email address on your account is confirmed (also known as activated). Go to Settings while signed in to confirm (activate) your email address, if you haven’t done so already.
We’ve got a reputation for blocking VPN’s, it’s no secret. The original reason behind doing that was to slow down malicious users from coming back as easily after being banned from our sites. While we have no intention of allowing VPN’s, it is no secret that many legitimate folks use VPN services in non-malicious ways.
Starting today you can leave your VPN on if you have a VIP Gold account. Normally during the sign in process you’re presented with a message asking to turn off your VPN if you’ve left it on, but if you sign in with your VIP Gold account you will no longer get that message.
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It’s true, I did it again. This time it’s with the Go LIVE Now broadcast tool. For a while now, many folks have had issues getting our broadcast tool to work. As it turns out, this has been caused by webcams not supporting higher resolutions. But that’s not the best part! Today I discovered that I set the minimum resolution to 640×640 instead of 640×360. How did that happen? I used the minimum width variable for both the width and height.
Yeah, I know.
If you’ve had trouble getting Go LIVE Now to work in the past, even as recent as an hour before this post has been made, refresh and give it another try.
Thank you all for making Vaughnmas 2018 a huge success! We cannot wait for Vaughnmas 2019! If you missed this Vaughnmas, you can watch the replay of it below!
Or should I say Cooling On? The datacenter just finished transferring our hard drives for the primary video system server to its new hardware. Hopefully it stays much cooler than the previous.
Thank you guys for being patient! Let’s hope this is a start to a much more stable video experience.