What to do when your Internet is inconsistent

If your Live Stream is playing like this:

 

I.e. words such as "playing in fast-forward", "buffering", "stuttering", "lagging", "video/audio syncing issues" describe it, there's a strong possibility that your Internet Connection is not suitable for Live Streaming with your current settings. 

Here are some quick changes you can make:

 

1) Turn OFF Live Upload

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Turning OFF Live Upload will stop ball clip videos from being uploaded to your Match Centre. This will reduce the Bandwidth load. You can always use Video -> Upload Video Now at the Innings break.

 

2) Reduce your Live Stream Resolution

In Tools -> Configuration -> Live Streaming, drop your Resolution down from 1080p->720p, or 720p->480p.

 

3) Close trivial open Browsers and Programs

Got BBC Sport open and checking the scores? Watching a stream on Sky Go? Go your Outlook app open? These will use up bandwidth, especially if it is loading media content. The additional bandwidth may be the difference between a smooth running Live Stream and one that is experiencing buffering. If you need to check a Score why not do it on your phone using a separate Internet source i.e. your mobile provider rather than the club WiFi.

4) Switch to H.265 on your Camera Settings

This can be done by logging into your camera in a Web Browser and changing the Video Encoding to H.265:

H.264 offers commendable video quality with moderate compression, while H.265 maintains higher quality at lower bitrates.

Read more: https://z3technology.com/news/h265-better-h264/ 

 

5) Create a dedicated network channel for your Streaming

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For clubs with Broadband connections, why not ask your Provider to create a separate network channel for your Streaming? As an example, some cricket clubs may split their connection between Clubhouse, Scorehut, Club Office. Most Internet Operators will be happy to advise on how clubs can achieve this. The crux of the issue is you do not want 50 club members using the same Internet Source as the one you use for Streaming. If creating a separate source for the Scorers then do your best to keep the password sharing limited and change it every so-often.

 

6) Use a Teltonika Mobile Router

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These Routers really are superb. A 10-point summary of them is:

  • Reliability: Teltonika routers provide stable and reliable connectivity, minimising interruptions during live streaming. This is crucial for ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted viewing experience.
  • High-speed Connectivity: Teltonika's 4G and 5G routers offer high-speed connectivity, allowing for the seamless transmission of high-quality live video content.
  • Remote Management: Teltonika's Remote Management System (RMS) allows for the remote monitoring and management of routers, ensuring efficient operation without the need for physical presence.
  • Security: Teltonika hardware prioritises security features, safeguarding live video streams for potential threats, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the content.
  • Versatility: Teltonika routers are versatile and can be used in various environments, including outdoor settings or temporary event locations, providing flexibility for live streaming in diverse scenarios. Perfect for Cricket!
  • Compatibility: Teltonika hardware is designed to be compatible with different camera systems and streaming equipment, making it easy to integrate into existing setups.
  • Scalability: Teltonika solutions are scalable, making them suitable for both small-scale and large-scale video streaming environments. This scalability ensures adaptability to changing requirements.
  • Efficient Data Handling: Teltonika hardware efficiently handles data traffic, reducing latency and ensuring a real-time streaming experience for viewers.
  • Event Monitoring and Management: Teltonika hardware solutions, coupled with their Remote Management System, allow for real-time monitoring and quick responses to any issue that may arise during live events, enhancing overall event management.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: Teltonika offers cost-effective networking solutions without compromising on performance, making it a practical choice for live video streaming applications.

In summary, Teltonika Networks networking hardware is well-suited for live video streaming due to its reliability, high-speed connectivity, remote management capabilities. These features collectively contribute to a seamless and secure live video streaming experience.

If you wish to speak with an employee of Teltonika who can advise on the most-suitable product for your cricket club, please contact Joris Slapelis on joris.slapelies@teltonika.lt

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