Here are the recommended video encoding settings to use for pre-recorded live streaming.

Resolution: any resolution

Maximum Resolution: 2160px in height a.k.a 4K

Aspect Ratio: any aspect ratio

Video Codec: H264 encoded video (e.g. AVC)

Audio Codec: AAC low-complexity profile or Opus.

Recommended Bitrate: 4.5 Mbps

Maximum Bitrate: 16 Mbps

FPS: supports up to 60 FPS

GOP: <your FPS> x 2

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

Best Practices when choosing video bitrate

> 1080p @ 60 fps

Resolution height: 1080px

Bitrate range: 4.5 Mbps - 8 Mbps

> 1080p @ 30fps

Resolution height: 1080px

Bitrate range: 2.5 Mbps - 4.5 Mbps

> 720p @ 60fps

Resolution height: 720px

Bitrate range: 2.5 Mbps - 6 Mbps

> 720p @ 30fps

Resolution height: 720px

Bitrate range: 1.5 Mbps - 2.5 Mbps

> 240p, 360p, 480p

Resolution height: up to 480px

Bitrate range: 0.3 Mbps - 1.5 Mbps


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