Test Your Speed!


You should test your speed at various times during the day. The key values are:

  • Your Upload Speed
  • Your Quality of Service Score (70% or better is recommended)
  • Your Max Pause Score (less than 200ms is desireable)


You should set your encoder to broadcast at least 100 kbps below your worst upload score.  If you experience buffering or skpping in your broadcast, it's almost always due to the fact that you're encoding/broadcasting at a bit rate that exceeds the capability of your ISP's network.  Reducing your bit rate will almost always solve your skipping issues.