Learn How to Improve Live Streaming Connectivity

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Speedify to Present at Ecamm's Leap Into Live Streaming Bootcamp

Clear your schedule for September 16, 2021 at 2 PM EST and join our own Alex Gizis, CEO of Speedify, for a crash course on Internet connectivity as it relates to live streaming. The Leap Into Live Streaming Bootcamp event is powered by Ecamm Live.

Learn how to make your live stream better by understanding how packet loss, latency, and bandwidth influence live streaming. And, of course, how leveraging multiple internet connections at once delivers maximum performance. This way, you will get rid of those unwanted events such as stuttering, low quality videos, buffering and live streaming disconnects.

Make sure you attend Alex's session: Connectivity - The Key to a Successful Live Stream. You can tune in on September 16, from 2 PM to be able to ask questions and get expert tips from Alex.

If you want to watch this session or any other at a later time, use the code SPEEDIFY when you purchase your all access pass.

Why You Should Improve Live Streaming Connectivity

Dropped frames, buffering, pixelated video quality and even disconnects from the streaming server - these are just a few symptoms of a bad Internet connection. This ultimately means:

  • being unprofessional to your audience.
  • losing followers, if this happens frequently.
  • losing progress in a game you're streaming or people missing important bits from a discussion or interview.

According to this article, for 4K video streaming, an upload speed of 25 Mbps is recommended. If you don't have that, you could contact your ISP and upgrade your plan, try on another streaming server, restart your network equipment - more in this comprehensive troubleshooting guide.

Broadcasting with Ecamm Live or any other live streaming app requires a steady and fast Internet connection so your stream’s video quality doesn’t drop or disconnect. That’s why Internet connectivity is very important. Here at Speedify we get that - our service does everything to help avoid streaming problems - from optimizing live streams to making sure you never get offline during a stream.

How Speedify Helps Improve Live Streaming Connectivity

Speedify is the only app that can combine multiple internet sources into one bonded super-connection for more stable and secure live streaming, video calling, and web browsing.

When you live stream, it's best you are not dependent to a single Internet connection, however good that may be. That's why you should definitely consider using all your available Internet sources at once while you live stream.

Speedify enables you to do exactly that - simultaneously use any connections you might have, including:

  • one or multiple wired Ethernet connections;
  • one or multiple Wi-Fi networks - your own, public hotspots nearby;
  • one or multiple cellular sources - via tethered smartphones, external USB 5G / 4G LTE adapters, MiFi devices.

According to our tests, Speedify can  definitely improve connectivity on flaky internet connections (Wi-Fi, cellular, satellite). Speedify provides steady bandwidth with minimal packet loss for your live streaming.

For best results, every connection should come from a different provider. And that's to allow you to keep on live streaming if one ISP has issues / outages.

Is Speedify Bonding Software Better than Hardware Bonding Devices such as LiveU and Peplink?

Connection bonding for faster, more reliable Internet connectivity comes in different forms. Speedify is the software flavor. Another much more costly flavor is dedicated hardware rigs, such as the LiveU series or Peplink bonding routers. Ultimately it’s your choice, but here are the main perks Speedify brings to the table versus those hardware options:

  • the Speedify protocol - opening up to 8 parallel sockets on each combined connection and intelligently utilizing them to prioritize your streaming traffic
  • dedicated servers for those truly dedicated live streamers - more performance, closer to the streaming ingest servers, and guaranteed service level agreements.
  • flexibility - you don’t have to carry a dedicated bonding device with you. Speedify can run on the device you’re streaming from. Or you can use Speedify to set up a custom dedicated bonding router on Windows or Linux, if you want.
  • cost - only a small fraction of what you have to pay for the dedicated hardware.
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