We are currently using Flash Media Live Encoder in conjunction with Wowza Streaming Engine. In the past we limited bit rate on streams to 250 as we wanted users to set their bit rate in FMLE to 200kbps or lower. Recently it seems FMLE is streaming above the 200kbps even though it is set at 200kbps for the video and audio is deselected.
So first question, does the bit rate set on the clients FMLE effect our bandwidth usage on our server since we are accepting their stream? I assume it would on the way out since a higher quality stream in means a higher quality stream out.
Second question, does anyone know why FMLE is going above the set bit rate and how we might limit it?