How Do I Choose Which Streaming Quality to Use?

To produce a stream with the best-available quality and stability for your viewers, you need to carefully choose your streaming quality.

Tap the red button in the bottom left corner of the live edit view and select your desired option (either Record or stream to one of the available providers).

The streaming qualities you can choose from when going live are:

  • Full HD - 1080p (1920x1080) - available for Livestream and YouTube only
  • HD - 720p (1280x720)
  • Medium - 480p (853x480)
  • Low - 360p (640x360)

For each quality, Mevo ranges between a minimum bitrate and maximum bitrate, which will fluctuate depending on the available upload speed on your network. You can see the minimum and maximum bitrates for each quality option in this chart.

Test your network's upload speed by going to www.speedtest.net or downloading the Speedtest app.

Choose a quality that matches a bitrate that is half your upload speed results.

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 0.9Mbps will look pixelated compared to Medium quality at that same 0.9Mbps 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.

If you do not have sufficient upload speed, it's best to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to inquire about improving your connection speed.

Connectivity Best Practices

We recommend you have a minimum upload speed of 5-10mbps, ideally on a network connection that is not shared with any other computers or devices. Customers who purchased a Mevo Boost should use the Ethernet port when possible, as this is the most reliable way to connect to the internet.