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Android users should use Broadcast Me instead of OS Broadcaster to live stream their mobile camera

by OnyxServers

3 of 24 votes

Attention Android users,

If you want to live stream your Android camera, please use Broadcast Me app (as opposed to OS Broadcaster). Some customers are reporting OS Broadcaster does not work on their Android devices. We've confirmed this and recommend you use the latest version of Broadcast Me instead. Broadcast Me is free and can be downloaded using Google Play. However you should change the default Broadcast Me encode settings as they are too high. Start by using the following settings and if your mobile upload speed proves fast enough, you can try increasing the video bitrate or resolution further:

Resolution: 640x480
Bitrate: 550 kbps
Frames per second: 25
Keyframe interval: 4
Sample rate 44100
Audio Bitrate: 64

Please contact support if you require assistance with this.

Regards,
OnyxServers Support

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Improvements to server side recording feature

by OnyxServers

3.53 of 15 votes

The following changes and improvements have been made to our server side recording feature for live broadcasts:

Imrprovements:

  • Server side recording is now possible with multi bitrate broadcasts as well as regular (single bitrate) broadcasts.
  • Server side recordings can now grow larger than 2 GB in size. There is no size limit but recordings can not exceed the available storage left for your account.
  • The naming convention for recordings has changed. Broadcast recordings will now follow the convention [date]_[time]_[broadcast name].mp4

Bug fixes:

  • Server side recording would sometimes not commence if encoding was not started immediately following a connection.
  • Server side recording would not work when streaming using OS Broadcaster iOS and Android app.
  • Other minor fixes.

Please remember that server side recording...

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Onyx network redundancy kicks in for Asia Pacific viewers to remedy undersea cable system cuts in Singapore

by OnyxServers

3.6 of 5 votes

Today we detected incidents of increased latency and packet loss to our edge servers in Singapore. Turns out undersea cable system cuts suffered by Telekom Malaysia off the coast of Singapore have disrupted a significant portion of Malaysia and Singapore's international internet traffic and TM has said repairs could last throughout the month of March. To ensure your Asia Pacific viewers are not affected by this incident, our network is routing all traffic to the region through our Tokyo servers. Furthermore additional servers have been deployed in Tokyo to cope with the surge.

The Singapore incident is a good example demonstrating why streaming technology is best served via a streaming-dedicated global network. Singapore is a major hub for Asia Pacific internet traffic and has become a key Point of Presence (PoP) for Content Delivery Networks. Unfortunately traditional CDNs do not account for the impact such issues can have on broadcasts and streaming videos (as opposed to "content")....

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