Recommended Encoder Bitrates

Q: What is the best bitrate setting for my encoder?

A: Review the source encode cheat sheet

Use the following recommended settings as a reference for your encoder

  Baseline Main   High    
  240p 360p 480p 720p 1080p 4K
Frame size 426x240 640x360 854x480 1280x720 1920x1080 3840x2160
Supported video bitrate 300 - 700 Kbps 400 - 1200 Kbps 512 - 2000 Kbps 1600 - 4000 Kbps 3200 - 6000 Kbps 8000 - 20,000 Kbps
Recommended video bitrate 512 Kbps 1024 Kbps 1600 Kbps 2640 Kbps 4400 Kbps 12,000 Kbps

If you are sending a source stream in the "High" categories above at 50fps or 60fps, you will want to use a bitrate that is near or at the higher value listed above.


Encoding best practices for Wowza Video