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.


  1. “There is nothing wrong with your viewer.., Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now in control of the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousands channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next phase, we will control all that you see and hear.”
    ( Heh Heh, just a fan, not streaming here myself as of this moment in time, I thought you might need a little reminder of how , who , and whatever is running things. This site has what it takes. You guys are on to something great. Good luck and thanks

  2. Wow .. I am finding it so hard to get into Vaughn?? Keep getting error messages.. Just wanted to say Hi Bobcat.. I think of you often!! Whatcha got cookin” ?? lol

  3. That news channel outputs mono, and for whatever reason that is playing through center channel (5.1) and sounds like hot ass. Other than that, HTML 5 player bypasses the chrome et al allowing having to allow flash every time you login. Picture and player look sharp!

  4. I am Already using HTML5 To Cast OBS don’t Use Flash but your music Channels are not going to like the 128kbps there is a big difference between 320 & 128 i know, i work in Radio we use Flac files on Air for a reason, And MP3 is going away anyway It is old Technology.

  5. hell yea very nice mark Vaughn but i am using now on my stream 2560×1440 60 fps my bitrate is on 2800 no lag at all but it is good to see that you are improvizing video changes thank you staff and mark 🙂

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