seanhyte wrote:The 2.1Mbps is still the highest, this is to keep the experince more stable for meetinghouse webcast.
More stable? I have to jump through hoops just to get Wirecast DOWN to 2.1Mbps when sending a 720p/30 video stream. We have ample bandwidth to support 8k/60 if we had the equipment and need for it (which we don't). The default for 720p/30 using NVENC is 4Mbps plus audio. Forcing it down to 2.1Mb really starts to affect the quality. Please don't take this the wrong way. I'm just trying to make those in the overflow buildings have as good an experience as reasonably possible and it's limitations like this that make me look for other solutions.
Yes, thank you for expressing your wanting the best possible experience for your viewers, me personally as an STS myself and I'm also a home theater enthusiast, I’m very picky wanting the best audio/video possible, so I’m with you in your desire.
The webcast team is evaluating requirements all the time to make sure stakes are successful in webcasting, and when I said “more stable” I was using it to refer to the Church as a whole in its overall success for meetinghouse webcasting. There are many reasons for the limit at this time, but one of the reasons was to reduce the amount of failures stakes were having, not just in Utah but all over the world as a high percentage of failures happened when using the higher bitrates. The Church is extremely interested in making sure meetinghouse webcast is as successful and reliable as possible so the technology can be utilized to further the work. Although webcast failures are rare now, it is always hard to hear when even one event has failed and to know there was a group of people that did not get to hear the message that was intended for them.
2.1 Mbps can reach HD quality if you have the bandwidth, stable internet, and all your equipment including cameras and projectors are HD capable.