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When using ABR, can I have the users bandwidth tested before playback starts so that the most suitable bitrate is used from the very start?

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Yes. For this go to your 'Players' page. Edit the video player, click on the 'Multi-bitrate' tab and under 'Use Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)' change 'Initial video bitrate' option to 'Test users bandwidth and determine'.

Please note: Using this option will cause about a 2-3 second delay before playback start because the server needs to perform a test in order to determine the user bandwidth. If you set the option 'Remember users bitrate' to 'Yes' the detected bandwidth will be saved in a cookie and the test will not be done again if the user tries watching any other videos on your site.

ABR test bandwidth

When using ABR, can I have the users bandwidth tested before playback starts so that the most suitable bitrate is used from the very start?

Yes. For this go to your 'Players' page. Edit the video player, click on the 'Multi-bitrate' tab and under 'Use Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)' change 'Initial video bitrate' option to 'Test users bandwidth and determine'.

Please note: Using this option will cause about a 2-3 second delay before playback start because the server needs to perform a test in order to determine the user bandwidth. If you set the option 'Remember users bitrate' to 'Yes' the detected bandwidth will be saved in a cookie and the test will not be done again if the user tries watching any other videos on your site.

ABR test bandwidth