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Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR)

Adaptive Bit Rate

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming is a technology that detects the avaible bandwidth of an user in real time, and calibrates the video stream in conformity so it's always able to offer the best possible quality. The video should be encoded at different bit rates, so the ABR is able to work.

The Adaptive Bitrate Streaming tool, also known as Dinamic Streaming, Multi bitrate Streaming or Transcoder, is made to adjust the transmission according to the final user's connection quality. This ensures that the user/costumer won't need to stop watching the content of a HD Live Streaming if run through a reduction in internet connection, because the streming quality will adapt to the bandwidth avaible at the moment.

How to configure the ABR?

ABR is configured in two steps. The first one, provided by Samba, is the configuration of an ABR channel. All you need to do is contact our Support Center and request the configuration of an ABR channel.

  • NOTE: The deadline for setting is up to 24 hours.

After finishing the configuration, you must configure the Adobe Media Flash Live Encoder, to transmit three signals. See in this link how to configure Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

  • NOTE: Samba Tech offers the following bit rates: 200 kbps, 400 kbps and 800 kbps. For other values, please contact our Service Desk Team.

Why is it important for people who watch?

Because the user/costumer, as stated above, don't need to stop watching the content if there is a reduction in its Internet bandwidth as the video, as the name suggests, will adapt to the available connection.

 

Why is it important for people who streams?

Because it ensures a greater range of viewers for the transmission since it is not necessary that the user has a fast Internet bandwidth to watch video content, as it will adapt to a low capacity network. 

#tips: Using ABR requires greater resources of  bandwidth and hardware from those who streams. Remember it, because you are sending more than one signal to our servers.

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