We have recently completed an important infrastructure overhaul which involved replacing our entire line of webcast and media servers to enable us to support higher bitrates for archived MP3/Video content as well as LIVE Webcasts!
HIFI-Enabling your broadcaster account quadruples your bitrate for MP3s to 64kbps and videos to 800kbps bitrate. This applies to live webcasters as well -- you can now select higher bitrates for both audio and video webcasts.
800kbps Video Update! We have dramatically increased the quality for uploaded videos. Upload at any bitrate and any resolution and we'll auto-convert appropriately. We have found that 720p at 30fps with 1Mbps bitrate are ideal settings for uploading.
The quality for video gets a big boost as shown by this sample. Upload in any format and look great every time!
This sample demonstrates a video with a lot of full-screen motion. Perfect for mission trip videos, camps, and other events!
64kbps Audio Update! We have increased the maximum allowable bitrate for AUDIO MP3s to 64kbps. Auto-conversion will still work if you upload at any bitrate. We have found that setting your sample rate to 44khz and MONO sounds best.
Lower Bitrate Auto-Generate! As a courtesy, when uploading HIFI audio or video content, the system will automatically generate a lower-bitrate version of the MP3 (16kbps) or MP4 (150kbps) for users with slower connections or mobile users.
Affordable! A single flat-fee of $10/month (added to your base monthly fee) HIFI-enables your account for ALL media content including MP3s, videos, and live webcasts! There are no additional fees related to HIFI-enabled content. But please note that you must keep the HIFI option enabled to access any previously-uploaded HIFI content.
Encoding with HIFI. Please refer to the relevant HELP pages for updated information on encoding bitrates. To learn more about encoding MP3s and Videos with HIFI bitrates, please click here.. To learn more about using HIFI bitrates for live webcasts, please refer to STEP #6 and STEP #11 on this page..
Subset Filters. You can easily find HIFI content by selecting the HIFI-Only subset filter in any sermon listing. To learn more about subset filters, please click here‚Ä¶
For more information about this new service or to request activation of this option, please log into the Members Area and take a look in the "Personal Info" section.