Encoder Settings Reference

When you create a quality live event stream, your viewers are more engaged with the content you share. Use the information in the following tables to configure your encoder settings. These settings enable you to provide a quality live stream for your viewers.


Be sure to test your encoding settings before your live event begins.

Basic settings

Video codecH.264 Main Profile, Level 4.1
TracksSingle video and audio track

Multitrack sources are not supported.
Frame rateUp to 60 fps constant frame rate

See: Video resolution and bitrate table below. Variable frame rate (VFR) is not supported.
Rate ControlConstant Bit Rate (CBR)
Keyframe frequency2-4 seconds
Audio codecAAC (recommended) or MP3
Stream URL & KeyThe stream URL and key can be obtained from your JWP dashboard:

1. From the Instant Live Channels page, click the name of the Instant Live channel.
2. From the Encoder Details tab, copy the STREAM URL (this is your RTMP stream URL) and STREAM KEY.
3. Enter the STREAM URL and STREAM KEY into your video encoder.

Video resolution and bitrate

1080p601920x10807,000-9,000 kbps
1080p24 or 301920x10805,000-6,000 kbps
720p30 or 601280x7204,000-5,000 kbps
480p24 or 30854x4801,000-2,000 kbps

Recommended advanced settings

Pixel aspect ratioSquare
Frame typesProgressive Scan, 2 B-frames, 1 reference frame
Entropy encodingContext-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC)
Audio bitrate128 kbps stereo
Audio sample rate44.1 kHz

Next steps

Now that you have configured your encoder settings, you can embed a live stream event: