Troubleshooting Your Live Stream in the First MileAugust 7, 2019
For live broadcasters, the first mile remains the least reliable part of their video streaming workflow. In fact, 72% of event producers recently surveyed by Wowza said they were unsatisfied with their ability to detect a problem before broadcasting a live stream.
Wowza’s Anthony Lazaro and Charlie Good sit down with Eric Zawolkow, a video engineer at Facebook, to discuss opportunities for troubleshooting first-mile delivery issues.
These tactics include:
- Tracking metrics such as roundtrip time or network congestion on your TCP connection
- Building out a robust infrastructure and measuring video frames coming in and out
- Leveraging an appliance that monitors network health and adapts bitrate to what’s appropriate
Anyone can implement the third, most hands-free option with the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance. Our broadcast-quality encoding appliance throttles bitrate up and down on the fly. That way, broadcasters produce a stream that’s low latency, free of buffering, and the highest quality possible for network conditions.
Watch the interview to learn more.