If you want your live-stream to Passage Streaming to have the best possible performance, here are the settings we recommend. Feel free to reach out to us at support@gopassage.com if you have more questions.

1. Required Live Encoder Settings

The following settings are required for live streaming with Passage Streaming, regardless of your selected resolution and bitrate:

VIDEO CODEC

H.264 (x264 may work)

FRAME RATE

25 or 30

KEYFRAME INTERVAL

2 secs (or 2x frame rate)

SCANNING

Progressive

ENCODING BITRATE

Constant (CBR)

AUDIO CODEC

AAC-LC

AUDIO BITRATE

128 kbps

AUDIO CHANNELS

2 (Stereo)

AUDIO SAMPLE RATE

48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

2. Resolution & Bitrate Settings

Please select one of the following configurations and ensure your encoder is set up with these exact settings to help prevent streaming issues:

ULD

LD

SD

HD

FHD

Name

Ultra-Low Definition

Low Definition

Standard Definition

High Definition

Full High Definition

Supported
Video Bitrate (kbps)

350

350 – 800

800 – 1200

1000 – 2,500

1500 – 6000

Suggested

Video Bitrate (kbps)

350

500

800

1,500

2,500

Resolution Width (px)

426

640

854

1280

1920

Resolution Height (px)

240

360

480

720

1080

H.264 Profile

Main

Main

High

High

High

Note: Higher bitrate isn't always better and can cause stuttering and dropped frames. We actually suggest a lower bitrate for optimal stream performance.

3. Unsupported Settings

Note that the following settings are unsupported and WILL break your stream:

  • Baseline H.264 Profile

  • Interlaced Scanning

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