Month: June 2017

Video Encoder Settings

While switching to HTML5 is going to open our live streaming platforms to more people, one issue is the different video encoder settings some of our streamers use. As of June 26, 2017 you must use the following encoder settings in order for your stream to be viewed by everyone:

Minimum recommended settings:

  • 640×360 resolution
  • 500Kbps video bitrate (VBR can be used although CBR is preferred)
  • 128Kbps audio bitrate
  • 30fps
  • Keyframe interval of 2.0 (or 250 depending on the encoder software you use)
  • H.264/x264 video codec
  • AAC or MP3 audio codec

Maximum recommended settings:

  • 1920×1080 resolution
  • 3500Kbps video bitrate CBR
  • 128Kbps audio bitrate
  • 60fps
  • Keyframe interval of 1.0 (or 60 depending on the encoder software you use)
  • H.264/x264 video codec
  • AAC audio codec

Note: The current version of MvnCaster does not meet the minimum requirements which will greatly limit your audience. MvnCaster will be removed from Breakers.TV,, and Pearl TIme on June 26, 2017. It will still be available on Vaughn Live but is not recommended until the new MvnCaster has been built.

(MvnCaster is the built in broadcast tool)

Also note: To ensure the lowest latency, set your keyframe interval low. We allow keyframe intervals as low as 0.5 (30), however be mindful of playback issues of your viewers with poor internet connections.

HTML5 player testing

Pushed iOS fix for HTML5 player. Also added Loading, Buffering, Stream Error animations. At the moment only a few streams have the HTML5 player during this testing phase:

The HTML5 player will be rolled out to all of the sites once testing has concluded.