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Streaming Quality Options in Livestream Producer

Streaming Quality and Bandwidth Requirements

To broadcast through Livestream we recommend using a wired connection with an upload bandwidth of at least 700Kbps for normal quality. You can test your connection speed at Bandwidth fluctuates constantly (especially on Wi-Fi and mobile networks), so running multiple tests is recommended.

We recommend that your available upload speed be at least twice as your total stream bitrate to allow for normal fluctuations in bandwidth.

The chart below shows the minimum recommended upstream connection speed for encoding at various video qualities.

Total Bitrates for Each Quality Preset in Producer

For Stereo:

Mobile: 198Kbps

Normal: 446Kbps

Medium + Mobile: 876Kbps

High+Medium+Mobile: 2632Kbps

HD+Medium+Mobile: 3196Kbps

HD+High+Medium+Mobile: 4952Kbps

Optimized gaming mode: 969Kbps (Windows Only) 


For Mono:


Mobile: 174Kbps

Normal: 446Kbps

Medium + Mobile: 788Kbps

High+Medium+Mobile: 2416Kbps

HD+Medium+Mobile: 2948Kbps

HD+High+Medium+Mobile: 4576Kbps

Optimized gaming mode: 648Kbps (Windows Only) 

The number presented next to each quality present represents an average bitrate. Still images may stream at lower bitrates, whereas high-movement events (e.g. sports) will likely stream at higher bitrates.

Specifications of Each Individual Quality Preset


  • Mobile
    • Resolution: 480x270
    • Bitrate: 150Kbps
    • Sample rate: 22050
    • Mono audio bitrate: 24Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 48Kbps
  • Normal
    • Resolution: 512x288
    • Bitrate: 350Kbps
    • Sample rate: 44100
    • Mono audio bitrate: 48Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 96Kbps
  • Medium
    • Resolution: 768x432
    • Bitrate: 550Kbps
    • Sample rate: 44100
    • Mono audio bitrate: 64Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 128Kbps
  • High
    • Resolution: 858x480
    • Bitrate: 1500Kbps
    • Sample rate: 48000
    • Mono audio bitrate: 128Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 256Kbps
  • HD
    • Resolution: 1280x720
    • Bitrate: 2000Kbps
    • Sample rate: 48000
    • Mono audio bitrate: 160Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 320Kbps
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