Webcaster X1 for YouTube user guide

Set stream bit rate

By default, Webcaster X1 for YouTube sends your video to YouTube at 4000 kbps. If needed, you can adjust this value before your start your broadcast.

Note that by default each Webcaster X1 for YouTube you connect to your network needs a constant uplink bandwidth of 4 Mb/s. You can use popular internet speed tests to determine the peak bandwidth you have available, but be cautious with this value as other people and devices, including voice over IP phone systems, can use a significant portion of your available uplink.

To set the bit rate for your live stream you need:

    • Your Webcaster X1 for YouTube
    • An HDMI display connected to your Webcaster X1
    • A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X1 (must be connected before boot-up)

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  • Note: You cannot change the bit rate during your broadcast. If you change it while streaming, the change only takes effect when you stop the current stream and start another.
  • If not already on the Preferences page, click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen; the preferences screen opens.
  • Click Video bit rate (kbps) in the Stream Details section.
  • Use your connected USB mouse to select the bit rate for your live stream.
  • Note: When you first get your Webcaster X1, the default bit rate is 4096. On all subsequent uses after your first use, the default frame rate is whatever you set last time.
  • If you are done with YouTube settings for your broadcast, right click to exit the Preferences menu.
Your USB mouse or keyboard must be connected to Webcaster X1 before boot-up.