As a broadcaster, you have the ability to change the broadcast settings during the live event. This will allow you to make on the fly adjustments to the broadcast if necessary.

Step 1

To change the individual broadcast settings click on edit or click on view broadcast details and edit broadcast.

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Step 2

Go to the Advanced tab to change the settings.

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Below is a quick explanation of each setting and an example of why you would change that setting.

  • Video Bitrate: The bitrate at which video data will be encoded and transmitted. By default, the BoxCaster will automatically detect your available bandwidth and make an intelligent selection. The video bitrate can be changed at any time during the broadcast if you are experiencing network issues that are affecting video quality. Note that hardcoding a video bitrate will only establish a ceiling for your video bitrates (i.e. the stream will not exceed that bitrate) but the box will still regulate bitrates up and down throughout the course of your broadcast in response to network conditions.
  • Audio Bitrate: The bitrate at which audio data will be encoded and transmitted. By default, the BoxCaster will automatically detect your available bandwidth and make an intelligent selection. Audio bitrates can be changed at any time during the broadcast (128k is best for Audio).
  • Audio Source: The source the BoxCaster should use for audio data. You can choose a specific source in the event you are using a separate line from your video.
  • Video Resolution: The maximum resolution at which the video data should be encoded. By default, the BoxCaster will use the largest size available based on the resolution of the detected video input.
  • 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 BoxCaster will not use any special DSCP marking. Speak to your network administrator before changing this value. "Default" is the recommended setting.
  • 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 BoxCaster will not use any special DSCP marking. Speak to your network administrator before changing this value. "Default" is the recommended setting.
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