If you are streaming via your iPhone's LTE connection or an LTE USB modem, one concern you may have is the cost of a data plan needed to stream.
It is better to choose the lower quality where your connection has a chance to hit the maximum bitrate instead of a quality where you are always close to the minimum bitrate. For example, HD at its minimum bitrate of 0.7 Mbps will look pixelated compared to Medium quality at that same .7 Mbps bitrate. At this same speed, the Medium quality version will be a little soft but will not have the same distortion, thus created a better experience for your viewers.
Choose a quality that matches a bitrate that is half your upload speed results.
Below we provide a rough estimation as to how much data each streaming quality will require per minute. Please note that these are estimations and numbers may vary.
Since data plans are typically measured in gigabytes, that is the measurement we have provided.
|Quality||Min-Max Bitrate||Est. Data Usage(GB/hr)|
|360p||0.3 - 1 Mbps||.13 - .44 GB|
|1080p||1.2 - 6 Mbps||.55 - 2.65 GB|
|720p||0.7 - 2 Mbps||.30 - .88 GB|
|480p||0.4 - 1.5 Mbps||.18 - .66 GB|
How do I choose which streaming quality to use?
Selecting your streaming quality
Not all streaming providers allow 1080p streaming. Example: Periscope/Twitter is capped at 720p
- In the live edit view of the Mevo app, tap the red button in the lower left corner.
- Choose your streaming quality. Select your desired streaming provider and hit Go Live