What is “latency” and why does it matter?

When I say latency I am referring to the time it takes for what the broadcaster says and does to what the viewers see. You can experience latency as high as 30 seconds on platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch, and many more. This high latency is not ideal if the broadcaster is trying to interact with their audience. Imagine asking the broadcaster a question and they respond to it 15 to 30 seconds later. What a mess!

I am proud to say that after over two years of frustration and a lot of sleepless nights, our sites now have a full HTML5 live video solution that can provide 2 second latency even at 1080p60 resolution. This is a huge step forward for VaughnSoft and a big step forward in the fight for low latency live streaming. However 2 seconds is still a long time. My goal is to reach sub second latency with full HD live streaming and I will not stop until that happens.

Thank you all that have been patient and supportive during the frustration of getting this new video system dialed in. There is more work to be done!

This is only the beginning.

Mark Vaughn

One comment

  1. G’day Mark, When you first bought out the html5 when we were testing it everything was fine, but since the latest roll out my stream wont work with it, have to use flash, so somethings different. I went through my settings but they seem ok. Would you know what is different? Cheers Gash

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