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Putting Speedify to the Test with an IRL Bike Livestream | Speedify LIVE
March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
On the 183rd episode of Speedify LIVE we head out to the streets of Philly once again to put Speedify to the test on yet another IRL Bike Stream!
We chat about our IRL setup, how we’re monitoring the stream’s output with our special graphs, and, as always, do our best to answer all viewer questions!
Here are our 5 takeaways from our IRL Bike Stream:
- Our IRL stream setup seems to be working pretty well for us, so we only had to make slight modifications for it to work on a bike: using an iPhone 12 Pro, running Larix Broadcaster, with Speedify bonding the phone’s own AT&T data with the shared T-Mobile hotspot of a second phone; this time, instead of a gimbal mounting the phone on the bike using Ironman III ST-14 by Ulanzi.
- When it comes to connection priorities, we’ve left our two cellular connections on Automatic! With the Automatic Priority setting Speedify intelligently recognizes the cellulars as Secondary, since they are generally more expensive and limited in data, BUT since these are the only connections available, uses them both as if they were set to Primary.
- Part of the point of these bike streams is to monitor Speedify’s data to see how it works in an IRL setting. To do this, we have created some special graphs to monitor Speeds, Latency and Loss of our available connections during the stream, refreshing the data every minute. This is currently not a public feature, but we’re looking into whether it would be something useful for our users!
- Whenever we stream we have Speed + Enhance Streaming enabled in Speedify! Enhance Streaming prioritizes the livestream over anything else, preventing app or OS updates from interrupting your streams; while it also switches between active bonding and redundancy depending on what your stream needs!
- If you want redundancy on a mobile device, you can bond a cellular and a Wi-Fi in Speedify! But because phones, even dual-sim ones, only have one built-in radio. they can’t actually use multiple LTE connections simultaneously; instead the phone switches back and forth between the two networks to check for new text and calls, but mainly sticks with your primary one.
The Enhance streaming is turned on, which does several things: it prioritizes the livestream over anything else. If you have software updates or something kicking in, it’ll make sure the livestream has higher priority. It also becomes much more willing to do things like deciding to switch to redundant mode if it thinks that’s what the stream needs to save it.
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