Starting with version 4.2, Livestream Studio has more flexibility on streaming bitrate options than ever before. These include the ability to stream in 1080p, 4k, and custom qualities.
In order to see these new quality options, you must enable hardware encoding on your Studio system.
Navigate to the ‘Stream’ tab. After configuring your streaming providers, navigate to the ‘Stream Quality’ dropdown menu; more lower-quality multi-bitrate options are available.
As you continue to scroll down in the menu, you will see higher quality options, including 1080p and 2160p (4K) bitrates.
If none of the preset options suits your needs, scroll to the bottom of the quality menu to create a custom quality to stream at.
Selecting ‘Custom’ begins at 360p, the equivalent of a medium-quality stream. Click the gearwheel to open up the bitrate settings.
Here is where you can choose a name for this particular quality, set the width, height, video bitrate, audio bitrate, audio sample rate, and encoding profile. Once you have configured the settings, click ‘Done.’
You can add up to four custom bitrates by clicking ‘Add Quality.’ Each quality can be edited individually by clicking the corresponding gearwheels.
You can remove a quality by going into its ‘Edit Quality’ menu and clicking ‘Delete Quality.’