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Restream has very loose guidelines on incoming streaming settings, as we don't display your streams to an audience. Instead, we send it off to your end platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and more.ย With that in mind, following the guidelines set by each platform you intend to stream to with Restream is important.

In this article, we will cover:

โš™๏ธ Restream Common Guidelines

While we have no set limitations, we find these settings are what most Restreamers use.ย 

Video Guidelines

  • Resolution: Up to 3840 ร— 2160

  • FPS: 30 or 60

  • Codec: H.264 (x264)

  • Mode: Strict CBR

  • Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds

  • Max Bitrate: 15,000 Kbps

  • Min Bitrate: 500 Kbps

Audio Guidelines:

  • Codec: AAC-LC, Stereo or Mono

  • Max Bitrate: 160 Kbps (AAC)

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 (AAC)

โš™๏ธ Facebook

If you stream to Facebook at the same time as well as to other platforms, you want to make sure that your stream matches restrictions that Facebook has. If your stream has higher parameters than suggested, you may have trouble streaming to Facebook.

Video Guidelines

  • Resolution: Up to 1920 ร— 1080

  • FPS: max 60

  • Codec: H.264 (x264)

  • Mode: Strict CBR

  • Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds (recommended), max 4

  • Max Bitrate: 9,000 Kbps

Audio Guidelines:

  • Codec: AAC-LC, Stereo or Mono

  • Max Bitrate: 128 Kbps (AAC), max 256 Kbps

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 (AAC)

โš™๏ธ Twitter

Please follow the stream specifications recommendations below for the best experience. You can find detailed information here.

Video Guidelines

  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (recommended) and 1920 x 1080 (maximum)

  • FPS: max 60

  • Codec: H.264 (x264)

  • Mode: Strict CBR

  • Keyframe Interval: 3 seconds

  • Max Bitrate: 9,000 Kbps (recommended) and 12,000 Kbps (maximum)

Audio Guidelines:

  • Codec: AAC-LC, Stereo or Mono

  • Max Bitrate: 128 kbps (AAC)

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 (AAC)

โš™๏ธ Twitch

If you stream to Twitch, the main limiting factor is a maximal bitrate of 6000 Kbps. If you exceed that Twitch bitrate limitation, you will get an error, and your viewers will not be able to watch your stream.

Video Guidelines

  • Resolution: 1920 ร— 1080

  • FPS: max 60

  • Codec: H.264 (x264)

  • Mode: Strict CBR

  • Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds

  • Max Bitrate: 6,000 Kbps

Audio Guidelines:

  • Codec: AAC-LC, Stereo or Mono

  • Max Bitrate: 160 kbps (AAC)

  • Sampling Frequency: 48.0 (AAC)

โš™๏ธ LinkedIn

If your stream exceeds any of these requirements, especially the FPS, LinkedIn will not allow the stream to connect to its platform.

  • Duration: max 4 hours

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Resolution: max 1080p

  • Frame Rate: max 30 fps

  • Key Frame: every 2 seconds (60 frames)

  • Bitrate: max 6,000 Kbps video; max 128 kbps audio, 48 kHz sample rate

  • Encoding: H264 video, AAC audio

  • Protocol: RTMP/RTMPS (preferred)

โš™๏ธ YouTube

YouTube has fewer limitations than other platforms. Make sure that you choose a quality that will result in a reliable stream based on your Internet connection. Here are the best settings for YouTube.


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