Recommended Encoding Settings for a Valid HLS Stream

Based on the tests performed on our testing lab please find below the recommended encoding settings for a valid HLS stream (the better settings to stream on iPad):

  • Encoding level = 4.1
  • Parallel Encoding = enabled
  • Cabac = disabled
  • Deblocking Filter = 0 (norm.)
  • Reference Frames = 5
  • Keyframe interval = 3 seconds
  • B-Frames = 0
  • Half-frame(fps) = disabled
  • Adaptive B-Frames = disabled
  • Intra Partitions = High (4×4)
  • Inter Partitions = High (16×16,8×8,4×4)
  • Subpixel refine = Quarter – pixel low

 

See below the image showing the exact settings that needs to be performed on HD Wave:

Performing these settings the stream will be available on iOS devices.

 

You can find more details about HD Wave Encoder Settings by going to the dedicated manual page.