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Best Practices for Using HD Plus (1080p) on the Broadcasters

With the Broadcaster mini and Broadcaster Pro, you can produce a single-bitrate 1080p Livestream when selecting the HD+ quality settings.

Using the HD Plus setting on the Broadcaster mini and Broadcaster Pro will generate a stream using the following specifications:

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 [when using 1080p source]
  • Video Bitrate: 4000kbps
  • Audio Bitrate: 192kbps

In order to use this setting, the following must be true:

  • 5 Ghz WiFi connection is recommended [dedicated if possible]
  • Upload speed of 6 Mbps or higher
  • 1080p Video Source

If a 1080p video source is not available, the stream will match the frame size of the input source.

For example, using a 720p60 input source will result in a stream using the following specification: 

  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Video Bitrate: 4000kbps
  • Audio Bitrate: 192kbps

Supported Video Input Formats for HD Plus at 1080p:

  • 1080p23.97
  • 1080p24
  • 1080p25
  • 1080p29.97
  • 1080p30

Note: 1080i sources will default back to the HD [fixed/adaptive] setting due to processing hardware restraints on the Broadcaster mini and Pro.


When attempting an HD Plus stream on a 2.4 GHz connection, the results could be random, since the wider supported format may result in interference from other devices. We recommend utilizing a 5 GHz connection to prevent this from occurring.

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    First Baptist Church Rusk

    "5 Ghz WiFi connection is recommended"
    I'm guessing an ethernet connection will be as good? No mention of wired connection here. Is connecting via wifi preferred for HD+?

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    Axalta Live Virtual Training

    Hello, I have a pretty solid grasp to what the quality options on the broadcaster's side are, but are the viewers only getting 720 if I push 720, or will their stream adapt down to 480p or lower depending on their connection. On my tests with Adaptive HD and HD+ when I view on a test computer it looks like my only choice is 720. My internet can definitely handle the output, I just want to make sure my users aren't struggling.

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