System requirements

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Viewing Broadcasts on Livestream

Minimum Technical Requirements

Browser

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32 or above
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or above, or Safari 3.0, or Chrome 4.0 or above
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Macintosh OS X v10.4 or above, or Linux
  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM - 512 MB recommended
  • JavaScript and Cookies must also be enabled.
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
  • 16-bit sound card
  • Speakers/headphones

Internet Connection Speed

  • For a reliable viewing experience at medium quality we recommend a downstream connection speed of at least 700Kbps.
  • Viewers can select a higher (up to 2Mbps for HD) or lower (198Kbps for low) video quality on the player depending on the connection speed.
  • You can test your connection speed here we recommend testing several times as bandwidth can fluctuate.

Broadcasting on Livestream

Below are minimum recommended specs for broadcasting live on Livestream. If using Procaster for encoding we highly recommend using a system with or above the recommended specs.


Minimum System Requirements for Broadcasting

  • Pentium Core 2 Duo 2Ghz or Higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 700Kbps upload bandwidth
  • Dedicated video card, 256MB VRAM
  • Windows XP / Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (v20.0.89)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (v20.2.0)


Recommended System Specifications for Broadcasting

  • Quad Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1500Kbps upload bandwidth
  • Dedicated video card, 512MB VRAM
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (v20.0.89)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (v20.2.0)


Optimal (for HD Multi-Bitrate Streaming)

  • Quad Core i7-2600 series CPU or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • 5Mbps or better upload bandwidth
  • Dedicated video card, 512MB VRAM
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7

Questions & Support

  • If you have any questions, our FAQ page is a great resource.
  • If you need additional assistance, please visit the Livestream Support Center. Our knowledgeable Support Team is ready to help.


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