If you stream your events on Vimeo using Livestream Studio, you have the option to use MPEG-DASH protocol. This means your stream will transmit through a different backend architecture which can help improve the overall reliability and stability of your stream.
⚠️Note: This feature is currently in Beta for Premium members only.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of using MPEG-DASH?
When you choose to stream using MPEG-DASH, your viewers are much less likely to experience interruptions, buffering, and choppy playback that server or encoder issues can cause.
However, this protocol can only do so by introducing additional latency, or delay, from your event to your viewers. The latency when you use the default RTMPS setting is about 15-20 seconds; if you stream via MPEG-DASH, the latency to your viewers will be closer to one minute.
Set up Livestream Studio to stream via MPEG-DASH
Make sure to Livestream Studio is up to date on your desktop system. From there:
- Launch Studio and log into your Vimeo account.
- Select the Stream tab and be sure Vimeo is selected as your destination.
- Under “Streaming Protocol,” choose MPEG-DASH.
- You can configure the rest of your Studio streaming settings as you normally would; click Go Live when you are ready to start streaming.
- Your stream will begin and because of the higher latency, your end viewers will be able to begin watching the stream about a minute after this action.
⚠️Note: If you selected to show the stream preview on your event’s preview page on Vimeo, you will need to click Go live on Vimeo for your viewers to see the stream.