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If I have MyLiveTV video embedded on my personal site will it use my bandwidth?
Why is my broadcast/stream choppy?
Potential Causes
  • Insufficient Internet bandwidth: It is possible that the upload speed of your Internet connection is too slow. Check your internet connection at We recommend an upload speed minimum of 320 Kbps. 400 Kbps is preferred.
  • Insufficient CPU: Ensure additional programs are not running in the background or accessing the Internet (ie Itunes, Skype, Napster, etc). Your stream can become choppy if your CPU usage is so high that it causes your computer to slow down. This can affect both the broadcaster stream quality and viewer stream quality.
  • Buffering: You can tell your users to increase the buffering settings on the broadcast. Users can adjust the buffering in the Menu button of the video player.
  • Close all other programs: By closing other programs running on your computer (Itunes, Skype, AIM), you will free up CPU and help your computer run faster.
From the channel page click on the full screen button.
MyLiveTV is breakthrough technology designed for all users, from simple, casual use to professional live production. All that is needed is the desire to communicate, inform, and entertain.
The MyLiveTV player can be embedded on most websites. Simply customize your player and paste the code into the HTML editor on the site where you wish to embed it.
If the encoding computer does not meet the minimum system requirements, the resulting audio/video stream might be compromised. Always make sure that CPU usage does not exceed 75% while encoding, or the quality of the encoded file could be affected.
Make sure the audio/video capture device is working and is properly connected to the system/capture card.
On the right side of the Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder interface, next to Preview, verify that thInput Video, Output Video, and Audio checkboxes are selected.
Check for any error messages on the Encoding Log tab.
Try using a different video device.
Update the drivers of the device.
Check the graphics card on the encoding computer; it should be overlay enabled or should support Video Mixing Renderer (VMR).
This may happen for IEEE 1394 devices because they populate the value field based on the video standard. The value is 29.97fps for NTSC and 25fps for PAL.
This option is disabled when either the device is not capable of providing the timecode or the device timecode DLL is missing from the Timecode folder in the application installation directory.
However, you may use the System Timecode option to embed the system time as a timecode in the video stream or file.
The MyLiveTV player can be embedded on most websites. Simply customize your player and paste the code into the HTML editor on the site where you wish to embed it.
Deinterlace works only for video sizes that have a height greater than or equal to 480 pixels and a width greater than or equal to 576 pixels.
We recommend 700 Kbps or more upstream bandwidth to stream in high quality though in most cases using a lower quality setting you can get by with less. You can use this test to test your connection speed.
For more efficient encoding, to specify the bitrate and other settings, we recommend using Flash Media Encoder
The current theoretical upper limit for the number of concurrent viewers on a channel is 2’000’000 at 1kbps bandwidth. Nevertheless, If you are expecting more than 10,000 concurrent viewers, please contact us so that we can plan our capacity accordingly.
We designed MyLiveTV especially to enable our producers to broadcast worldwide, to anybody with a decent computer and connection.
If your viewers have a very low connection and you are streaming live from your camera, you can use Flash Media Encoder for better performance which will allow you to specify a lower bit rate.
Currently, we do not offer integration of customer CDNs in order to ensure we can meet the standards. To inquire about custom solutions, please email
Yes. See our user guide for more details on advanced Flash Media Encoder and player aspect ratio options.
Please submit a bug report using this form:
Viewers need to have Flash version or later to view 3.0 players; for H.264 videos, viewers need Flash version or later.
You need to have Flash version or later to use the Publishing module.
Verify that the device is listed in the Device Manager and the device drivers are properly installed. Also, make sure that the device supports DirectShow.
First, make sure no other application is using the device. Then, try the following:
Exit Flash Media Live Encoder.
Exit the device.
Restart Flash Media Live Encoder and ensure the Video and Audio checkboxes in the Encoding Options panel are selected. Flash Media Live Encoder searches for a compatible device. Your device should then appear in the Device list.
Flash Media Live Encoder uses RTMP and RTMPT to connect to the server.
Select a bit rate according to the video content. For large and dynamic video input, you need a higher bit rate. An extremely low bit rate might result in low-quality video and pixilation. For small and relatively still video input, you can use a lower bit rate.
By default, you can stream up to 20Mbps of data to the server.
Per the MP4 standard, Flash Media Live Encoder creates fragmented F4V files that are optimized for streaming from Flash Media Server. F4V or MP4 playback applications that do not fully conform to the MP4 specification may fail to play.
If the Flash Media Live Encoder process is terminated during encoding, the saved file will be closed improperly and will not be playable.

Software requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or 3; Windows Vista® Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows Server® 2003 32-bit Web Edition
  • 1,024x768 screen resolution with 32-bit video card
  • Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime version 9.0c
  • For H.264 and AAC support: Flash Media Live Encoder 2.5 required

Hardware requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 3 (or compatible) 933MHz or faster processor
  • 256MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 40MB of available hard-disk space (excludes archived FLV and F4V files)
  • Microsoft DirectShow compatible video capture device
  • For H.264 and AAC support: Intel Core™ 2 Duo 1.67GHz required (Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz recommended)
  • For multiple output streams, minimum Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz and 2GB of RAM required (quad- or 8-core machine with 3GB of RAM recommended)


To view live audio and video feeds being streamed from MyLiveTV servers, you also will need:

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9
  • For H.264 and AAC support: Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 or later required
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