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Frequently Asked Questions About Scheduling Pre-recorded Videos
Frequently Asked Questions About Scheduling Pre-recorded Videos

Questions and answers about scheduling pre-recorded videos. What Is It? Is it free? How to get started and other FAQs.

Updated over a week ago

Restream offers a unique feature that allows you to live-stream your pre-recorded videos on your behalf to your connected channels at a certain date and time!

  • Can I stream pre-recorded videos for free?

    Yes, you can upload & stream up to 3 video files which are less than 15 minutes long and 250 MB in file size each. For larger uploads, we recommend upgrading to a paid plan.

  • Can I stream longer than 4 hours?

    Yes. You can stream longer than 4 hours with our Enterprise plan, which offers you a fully customizable package of features by request. Feel free to fill in our Enterprise contact application form here.

  • How long can I stream?

    The available length for your video depends on the plan you have.

    • Free Plan - 15 minutes

    • Standard Plan - 30 minutes

    • Professional Plan - 1 hour

    • Premium Plan - 2 hours

    • Business plan - 4 hours

    • Enterprise plan - fully-customizable package of features by request

  • What is the max video size for pre-recorded videos?

    The maximum file size depends on the plan you have.

    • Free Plan - 250MB

    • Standard Plan - 500MB

    • Professional Plan - 2GB

    • Premium Plan - 5GB

    • Business Plan - 10GB

    • Enterprise plan - fully-customizable package of features by request

  • Can I schedule my video to play on a loop?

    Yes, this is available for Professional plans and above. More details are available here.

  • Can I end a pre-recorded stream once it's gone live?

    Yes! If you accidentally set up a pre-recorded stream, you can delete the event before it goes live and you can also finish it on the spot by going to your Events page and clicking on "Stop Event" next to it.

  • Can I switch the video attached to an event?

    Yes! Just edit your event and you'll see the option to change the video that's connected to it.

  • What are the ideal settings for pre-recorded videos?

    Not all videos are fit for streaming, as most recorded videos use a few settings that save space. However, this is not preferred for streaming. A few things need to be in place to ensure your video is streamed correctly:

    • Video Format: MP4, MKV, M4V or MOV

    • Rate Control: Constant Bitrate (CBR)

    • Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds

    • Recommended Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080)

    • Recommended Frame Rate: 30 FPS

    • Recommended Bitrate: 4,000 Kbps (4.0 Mbps)

    Please review the channel limitations of your connected channels to ensure your stream is accepted by them and check out our video optimization guide.

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