5 Tips For a Successful Broadcast

Steps to avoid troubleshooting and improve your performance

 

1080p Broadcasting

1) Ensure your computer and internet meet recommended specifications:

  • Stage TEN integrates video into your browser, meaning that the quality of your stream can be affected by your computer specs and the speed of your internet.
  • Counterbalance this by ensuring your internet speed runs at an optimal 15 Mbps and system specifications are set to suit the stream’s function.
  • Review and compare your setup with our recommended specifications.

2) Use the latest version of Chrome and disable all non-essential Chrome extensions, firewalls and VPNs:

  • To get the latest version of Chrome, click on the three vertical dots at the top right of your Chrome browser, then select Help > About Google Chrome.
  • Manage Chrome extensions by clicking on the puzzle piece icon at the top right of the browser, then select Manage extensions. 
  • You can use Incognito mode or create a new Chrome profile for Stage TEN to avoid all of your current Chrome extensions.

3) Connect to the internet with an ethernet cord and plug in your computer:

  • Wi-Fi is susceptible to interference, which can cause issues with live streaming.
  • Some computers will throttle performance when running low on power or solely on battery.

4) Provide priority access to system resources for Stage TEN Studio:

  • Close any non-essential browser tabs or applications.
  • If you need another browser tab, open it in a separate Chrome window and not a tab.
  • Exit any programs which use your webcam (Skype, Zoom, etc.).

5) Never cover the Stage TEN Pro Studio with another tab or application:

  • Chrome may reallocate resources from your broadcast if you cover the Studio tab completely with another application or Chrome tab. 
  • If possible, use a 2nd monitor to run the Stage TEN Studio.


For more advanced tips, here are some best practices and more detailed resources

If there are any further complications, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at support@stageten.tv.