Does Dacast Support X264 Streaming?
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X264 Live Streaming Support
What is an Encoder?
The H.264 and x264 codecs have to do with your live stream encoder. Video encoding is a process used to convert the RAW video files captured by a live streaming camera into digital files suitable for live streaming over the internet. This process uses either a hardware or software encoder.
The encoding process happens in a matter of moments when it comes to live streaming to keep your latency low.
If you have never used an encoder before or are unfamiliar with what this is, we recommend starting with our customized version of our OBS Studio. This software is free and will allow you to start streaming in a few clicks.
Required Live Encoder Settings
|VIDEO CODEC||H.264 (x264 may work)|
|FRAME RATE||25 or 30|
|KEYFRAME INTERVAL||2 secs (or 2x frame rate)|
|ENCODING BITRATE||Constant (CBR)|
|AUDIO BITRATE||128 kbps|
|AUDIO CHANNELS||2 (Stereo)|
|AUDIO SAMPLE RATE||48 kHz (48,000 Hz)|
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- The Best Video Codecs
- The Best Audio Codec for Video Streaming
- New Transcoding Limits on VODs
- Transcoding Walkthrough