MediaCP Manual
Transmisión fluida y transición de contenido

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In this section you will learn how to ensure smooth streaming and transitions between content. 

Consistent format for uploaded content and encoder

It is important that the video broadcast is consistent in its audio and video format. Inconsistency in format may cause problems with the service such as disconnecting, trouble switching between playlist and live, or a short disconnect between content.

Consistent Format

Ensure that both the uploaded video files, and your encoder formats are consistent:

  • Video Codec – H.264 ONLY
  • Video Resolution – i.e., 720p, 1080p etc
  • Audio Format – MUST be AAC (AC3, MP3 or others will cause errors)
  • Audio Frequency / Samplerate

There is a guide available for Managing your media files, including converting to the correct format.

Encoder Examples

The following examples offer a great place to start.

Follow this guide to connect your encoder.

Full HD 1080p

Resolution / Output: 1920 x 1080
Video Bitrate: 2000 – 4500Kbps
Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds
Profile: Main or High
Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps AAC

HD 720p

Resolution / Output: 1280 x 720
Video Bitrate: 850 – 3000 Kbps
Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds
Profile: Main or High
Audio Bitrate: 96 Kbps AAC

SD 480p

Resolution / Output: 852 x 480
Video Bitrate: 588 – 2000K bps
Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds
Profile: Main or High
Audio Bitrate: 96 Kbps AAC

LD 240p

Resolution / Output: 320 x 850
Video Bitrate: 300 – 850 Kbps
Keyframe Interval: 2 Seconds
Profile: Baseline
Audio Bitrate: 64 Kbps AAC


When preparing your source encode, you should allow for 40% of your total bandwidth overhead. That means if you have a 10Mbps connection you should not exceed 6Mbps on your encoder.

You can test your upload bandwidth at

Profile – Baseline, Main or High?

The profile determines how the H.264 codec compresses the stream. Greater compression produces smaller streams; less compression generally means better quality. Profiles are based on the streaming application:

High is geared for high-definition playback devices.

Main is suited for standard-definition broadcast and desktop streaming.

Baseline is suited for playback on mobile devices and for compatibility with older playback devices.

Aspect Ratio

To ensure video content is not stretched inappropriately during playback you should ensure your source content is encoded with the correct display aspect ratio and square pixels. Ensuring your aspect ratio is the same as your playback locations will prevent black bars from being displayed on your content during playback.

Preparing your media files

Before uploading your video files, it is highly recommended to transcode them to ensure a consistent transition between video files

Connecting Your Encoder

Learn how to connect your encoder to playback to your service live.

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