While circumstances can vary from network to network the general rule of thumb is as follows:
Have twice the amount of upload bandwidth available as you will need for your stream. Go to speedtest.net to determine your upload speed.
- Example: If you want to stream a video at 1.5mb you would want (at the minimum) 3mb of upload and more will only help.
The BoxCaster, BoxCaster Pro and Broadcaster automatically set the bitrate for your broadcast depending on the available bandwidth at the start time of your live stream.
For a decent to good quality broadcast, we suggest that you have the following upload bandwidth available depending on your desired quality. Obviously, more available bandwidth is always better!
Suggested Uploaded Speed
|Total Bandwidth||3 Mbps||5 Mbps||6 Mbps||9 Mbps||13 Mbps||20 Mbps|
Minimum Upload Speed
|Minimum Bandwidth||600 Kbps||900 Kbps||1.25 Mbps||1.75 Mbps||2.75 Mbps||4.5 Mbps|
These are just general recommendations and the optimal upload speed and bitrate depend on the type of content that you are streaming. Other conditions to consider are the BoxCaster's optimal settings for HD broadcast and the HEVC compatibility of iOS devices with the Broadcaster app.
Bear in mind that your upload speed is the most important factor in streaming video but it is not the ONLY factor. Equipment in your network setup (ethernet cables, switches, routers, modems) all play an important part in reliably delivering video data.
Check out this video for more information!