Is it possible to split live videos on the server for different bandwidths?
Got a question today that is pretty common to hear when people want to know how FMS compares to other technologies out there.
The question: Is it possible to split live videos on the server for different bandwidths?
Well, unfortunately no. The best you can do is to limit the amount of bandwidth that the client can use and the flash player will throttle the video/audio appropriately. Remember video then audio gets throttled (in that order). Data is always sent. In other words text chats will always work, whereas video maybe choppy or almost stopped and audio may cut out or be non existant.
Take a look at the client.setBandwidthLimit() method on the server side for more info on what I'm talking about.
You can also try using the NetStream.receiveVideo() method to bring down the FPS.. but I've heard this doesn't work quite that well. Might be worth a try depending on what you are doing though.
Posted by: Graeme Bull on Aug 04, 2006
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