Edit Settings on Your BoxCast Encoder
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Written by Mindy Worley
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How to edit BoxCaster Encoder settings

Click the Sources tab, then click on the encoder you want to edit.


Feel free to change the name of the encoder if you have more than one on your account.

Click the Video, Audio, and Streaming tabs to make your desired changes. Before you change anything, be sure to check out what they all do in our list of descriptions below.

List of settings that are customizable

There are a lot of different settings you can customize. Here's an overview of your options.

  • Encoder Name

  • Allow Remote Troubleshooting: Checking this box allows a BoxCast streaming coach to connect remotely to your device and troubleshoot.


  • Video Resolution: This is the maximum resolution at which the video data should be encoded. By default, the encoder will use the largest size available based on the resolution of the detected video input.

  • High Frame Rate: This option is only on Pro and Spark encoders. Choose the default frame rate for streaming, or Auto-detect to let the encoder choose the best frame rate. You can also override this in the advanced settings of an individual broadcast.


  • Audio Source: This is the source the BoxCaster should use for audio data. You can choose a specific source if you’re using a separate line from your video. For example, you can bring your video in via HDMI and your audio from a mixer via RCA (red/white) and select Analog Only so the box will ONLY pull audio from the RCA jacks.

  • Audio Gain Control: These sliders allow you to adjust the gain levels of the analog and HDMI inputs on your encoder. You can make adjustments in +/-3dBFS increments.

Note: In order to maintain a standard scale on HDMI and analog adjustments, for the analog slider, 1V = 0 dBFS. We recommend you find a setting that works well in your workflow, then make fine-tune adjustments with the equipment upstream from your encoder.


  • BoxCast Flow Control: This setting lets you set a delay on your stream that can account for internet drops without buffering. Learn more about your options in our BoxCast Flow Control article.

  • Target Video Bitrate: This is the bitrate at which video data will be encoded and transmitted. By default, the encoder will automatically detect your available bandwidth and make an intelligent selection. The video bitrate can be changed anytime during the broadcast if you’re experiencing network issues that are affecting video quality. Hardcoding a video bitrate will only establish a ceiling for your video bitrates (i.e., the stream won’t exceed that bitrate), but the box will still regulate bitrates up and down throughout the course of your broadcast in response to network conditions.

  • Target Audio Bitrate: This is the bitrate at which audio data will be encoded and transmitted. By default, the encoder will automatically detect your available bandwidth and make an intelligent selection. Audio bitrates can be changed anytime during the broadcast (128k is best for Audio).

  • DSCP Value: DSCP, which stands for Differentiated Services Code Point, is a means of marking network communications in order to prioritize some types of traffic over others. By default, the encoder won’t use any special DSCP marking. Talk with your network administrator before changing this value. Default is the recommended setting.

Unless you have special needs, we recommend you leave all settings at default, with the exception of Audio Source if using analog audio. The encoder will negotiate with your network and your camera to provide optimal results for your stream.

Reach out to the BoxCast support team at questions@boxcast.com or in the chat.

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