Get started with Live Transcoding

How to get started with Live Transcoding on Streamio – for better quality livestreams.

Live transcoding requires only two things – that the service is turned on and that a compatible live stream is delivered. Here are the things you need to keep in mind:

  • Activate Live Transcoding

Up until April 1st 2023 we offer free testing of Streamio’s live transcoding, so take the opportunity to evaluate (and give feedback on) the feature. Register your account here.

  • Start streaming!

Just start live streaming as usual, with the exception that higher quality is both required and recommended. The recommendations are available here.

In short, 1080p with a higher bitrate of 6000 kbps is now required.

Under Status in the Live tab, you can see that the stream is being transcoded – and the quality selection gear appears in the player. Here you can switch to a different quality other than the one chosen by the player (just like with uploaded videos).