What is Restream Scheduler? Restream Scheduler is a unique service offered by Restream that allows you to live stream your pre-recorded videos on your behalf to your connected channels at a certain date and time!
Do I need a Restream account to use Scheduler? Yes. Although Restream Scheduler is a separate service from Restream, you will need a Restream account to use it. Restream Scheduler will connect to your main Restream account and use the channels connected on your Restream Dashboard as your preferred streaming destinations. Restream account automatically is created with your Scheduler account.
Do I need a paid Restream subscription to use Scheduler? Not necessary. In order to send pre-recorded videos to any platform (like Facebook Group, etc), you may need both Restream and Scheduler subscriptions, depending on where you would like to broadcast your video and the video duration.
Does Scheduler pricing differ from Restream pricing? Yes. You can learn more about Scheduler plans and pricing in this article. Scheduler pricing is mainly based on the length of the pre-recorded video and other technical additions.
Can I use Scheduler for free? Yes.
With the Free Scheduler plan you can do the following:
- 30 Minute Limit per Stream
- 2 File Video Storage
- 1GB Limit per File
- 1 Queued Stream
Can Restream Scheduler stream 24/7? The Restream Scheduler can stream 24/7 with a small ten minute intermission every four hours. Event Looping is an advanced feature, available in Large plan, which allows you to repeat your event up to ten times with a 10 min interval between those repeats.
Can I stream several videos at the same time? You can schedule several events at the same time, which means you will have several events in your queue waiting to go live. As soon as one of your events ends, the slot gets freed for scheduling again. For instance, with the Medium Plan, you will be able to have up to five events scheduled at the same time.
Tip: If you would like to send a few pre-recorded videos simultaneously at different platforms, you would need a few different Restream Scheduler accounts to do that.
Can I stream longer than 4 hours? No. Current maximum limit is 4 hours per duration and 10GB of video size (You would need to purchase a Large plan for that), but we are working to bring longer video duration and file sizes in the future.
How long can I stream? The available length for your video will depend on the plan you have. Please see what limits your account may have:
- Free Plan - 30 Minutes
- Small Plan - 60 Minutes
- Medium Plan - 120 Minutes
- Large Plan - 240 Minutes
What is the max video size for Restream Scheduler? The maximum file size of the Restream Scheduler depends on the Scheduler plan you have. See below to see what limits your account has:
- Free Plan - 1GB
- Small Plan - 2GB
- Medium Plan - 5GB
- Large Plan - 10GB
What is the proper video format for Restream Scheduler? Not all videos are fit for streaming, most recorded videos use a few settings that save space, however for streaming this is not preferred. 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)
Your bitrate, frame rate and resolution options are based on the destinations you have connected to your Restream Dashboard. Please review the channel limitations of your connected channels to ensure your stream is accepted by them. Please check our video optimisation guide.
👉 Next steps
- What are the advantages of using Restream Scheduler?
- Getting Started with Restream Scheduler
- Restream Scheduler pricing and plans
- Video Requirements for Restream Scheduler
👍 Keep exploring
- The use cases for using Restream Scheduler
- How to use Restream Scheduler for worship live streaming
- Understanding Restream and Scheduler
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