On-Demand Streaming Guidelines

Encoding Guidelines for Stream Local Producers

For ideal uploading, processing, and streaming of your media, please encode your final file as close to the following as possible.

  • MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG, QuickTime
  • 1080p – 8 Mbps bitrate
  • AAC audio codec
  • H264 video codec
  • 30 or below frames per second

Click here for more information on supported file types and configurations.

Transfer to Stream Local

For on-demand events, we would prefer to have a direct share link to Dropbox, or some other direct link which does not require authentication, as our streaming servers can transfer it directly server-to-server, avoiding time spent transferring very large media.

The file should not be “zipped” or archived in any way. Our servers need to process the video file itself (.MP4, .MOV, etc.).

Dropbox from a local folder:

  • Right-click or cmd-click a video file
  • Select “Copy Dropbox link”
  • Send it to Stream Local support

Dropbox on the web:

  • Click “Share” on a file and then “Share With Dropbox”
  • Instead of sharing an email, click “Create Link” or “Copy Link” at the bottom and copy that
  • Send it to Stream Local support

The public share link you send us should have a format similar to the following example:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1b2c3d4e5f6g7/anyfilename.mp4?dl=0

Note that sharing a whole Dropbox folder to Stream Local support may seem convenient and does allow us manual access, but it does not allow us to create share links we can use for easy server transfer.

If, for any reason, your video requires additional editing or encoding by us, we can download it directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, or the storage service of your choice.