Set bit rate

Webcaster X2 sends your stream at 2 Mbps by default. You can change the bit rate in the Preferences before your start your broadcast. Webcaster X2 remembers these settings the next time you use the encoder.


Note that by default each Webcaster X2 you connect to your network needs a constant uplink bandwidth of between 2 Mbps and 8 Mbps. 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 X2
    • An HDMI display (that supports 1080p video) connected to your Webcaster X2
    • A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X2

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Note: If you change the video bit rate while streaming, the change only takes effect after the current stream ends.
  1. Click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen. The preferences screen opens.
  2. Click the Video bitrate option and then select a bitrate for your live stream.
  3. Right click to exit the Preferences.