"Latency" is defined as the delay between the time a video/audio gets captured or broadcasted and the time when the audience can watch it. For live streaming, it mainly refers to the time gap or delay between capturing an event and the video being watched by the audience.
While there is always some latency in any video streaming, it is recommended to keep it as low as possible. Generally video streaming latency is expected to be kept within 100 ms to ensure a seamless streaming experience for your audience.
Higher Bandwidth: By going for higher bandwidth, you gain the benefits of the lowest congestion while doing live streams. This simple addition to your streaming system can hugely benefit you by improving the video latency.
Wired connections: Wired connections give much more stable internet connectivity as compared to Wi-fi and mobile data connections. The best example of a wired connection that is best suited for live streaming services is fiber-optic connections. It gives streamers low-latency streaming without any network disturbance.
Compressed Video: Large-sized video files cause streaming delays, eventually leading to high latency video streams. As a result, compressing your video files is the simplest way to deal with video latency.
Distance between streaming location and internet hub: The distance between your streaming location and the internet hub/internet service provider has a larger effect on video latency. If the distance is greater than eventually, the latency will be high.
Muvi Live enables you to record live streams and convert them into standard on-demand content. With the 'Record Live streams' feature, you get the ability to save on costs by archiving and reusing live streams as per your needs. The recorded live streams can be used to create promotional content, ads, podcasts, on-demand videos, promos, etc. which would lead to improved revenues and maximization of your profit.
Muvi Live, with its built-in CDN enables you to deliver live streaming with low latency. With the support for multiple streaming protocols such as HLS, RTSP, RTMP, and WebRTC, Muvi Live offers low latency live streaming for multiple use cases such as audio and video live streaming, social media live streaming, and mobile live streaming.