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What is Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)?

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR) is a video streaming technology designed to deliver video and audio streams according to the the viewers available bandwidth and CPU resources. The video bitrate (quality) is shifted to a higher or lower level during playback when needed to ensure a smooth playback for all viewers. In order to use ABR, two or more encodings of the same video or broadcast (encoded at different bitrates) are made available to the server. For live broadcasts, live encoders such as Adobe FMLE, WireCast, and XSplit offer such an option. For hosted videos, multiple instances of the same video need to be encoded and uploaded (instructions for this found here).

What is Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)?

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR) is a video streaming technology designed to deliver video and audio streams according to the the viewers available bandwidth and CPU resources. The video bitrate (quality) is shifted to a higher or lower level during playback when needed to ensure a smooth playback for all viewers. In order to use ABR, two or more encodings of the same video or broadcast (encoded at different bitrates) are made available to the server. For live broadcasts, live encoders such as Adobe FMLE, WireCast, and XSplit offer such an option. For hosted videos, multiple instances of the same video need to be encoded and uploaded (instructions for this found here).