Bitrate Problems, any suggestions or help.

ATron

New Member
Hello everyone,

I am new to streaming, and I am having some problems with bitrate. I just recently moved to another country and am a bit confused about the bitrate. I used to have great internet with, 10000+ Kbps. Now at my new place, using the Twitch Bandwidth Test tool, the best Kbps I am getting is around 5500 Kbps on the tool and around 5100 - 5200 Kbps on Twitch inspector. I wanted to ask if that is enough for a 1080p 60 fps stream. I know that the recommended is 6000 Kbps, which I used in the past, but now I can only go with something like 5200 Kbps. Would that be enough for a 1080p 60fps stream? The bitrate is very stable and does not jump. My only concern is fps drops or quality drop in stream.

My internet speeds are 30 Mbps down and 30 Mbps up. I think that the low bandwidth is due to ISP congestion on something other on the ISP side.
I contacted my ISP, and they said that there is no problem on their side. I am connected directly to my modem with Ethernet. I have tried troubleshooting man idea and suggestions online, but nothing seems to work. I don't understand why, despite having 30 Mbps upload speed, I can only upload around 5200 kbps to twitch server.

Any suggestions or help would be great. The internet is a bit confusing, with people saying that for 1080p 60fps anything between 4500 - 6000 Kbps is alright. But at the same time, people say that 720p 60 fps should have a bitrate of 3500 - 5000 kbps. I could always drop the fps to 1080p 50 fps or 1080p 30 fps or even 720p 60 fps. But I do prefer to stream at 1080p 60 fps if possible.

Let me know your thought, experiences and advice. :)
 

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PaiSand

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Your internet connection is too bad for rtmp protocol.
It could be many things but normally it's an issue within the ISP. Contact them.
 

ATron

New Member
Your internet connection is too bad for rtmp protocol.
It could be many things but normally it's an issue within the ISP. Contact them.
I did contact them, and they said that all is normal at their end. I also don't know what exactly to say to them. Can you give me a few reasons, causes, that might be problematic at the ISPs end that I might ask for? Or any other routing or some other issue that I could ask the ISP to do or check. I think they are taking me too lightly.
 

PaiSand

Active Member
You are streaming over rtmp protocol to (insert web service) and the ISP network degrades it until a point it's imposible to stream.

Make sure you checked everything at your end, network cable, change the port where the cable connects into the modem/router, etc.-
 

ATron

New Member
You are streaming over rtmp protocol to (insert web service) and the ISP network degrades it until a point it's imposible to stream.

Make sure you checked everything at your end, network cable, change the port where the cable connects into the modem/router, etc.-
So The problem was not getting solved. I contacted the ISP and after rigorous testing, still no solution. Ran different VPNs got mixed results, but with Hotspot Shield I got, 10000+ Kbps on most Servers. :O LOL WTF, Ran a test stream and it's so smooth now. I can even hit upper 7000kbps easily with 0 dropped frames. So I guess the problem is on the ISP side, right?

Anyway, thanks for helping and trying to resolve my problem. Really appreciated :)
 
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