Streaming HD Quality Using The Pax Stereo Roku Channel

The ability to enjoy our broadcasts in HD quality is now an available option for our viewers at our new Pax Stereo Roku Channel. While the channel quality setting for our free broadcast channel is a robust 720×480 video, 128 Kbps audio, 30FPS @ multiple streaming bitrates (mobile to HD), at our newly developed HD broadcast via Roku we increase the channel quality to up to 1280×720 resolution at a 1700Kbps bitrate for one of the best viewing experiences available. For the record, in the future there is no limit to the quality of live video broadcasts encoded using our systems. The maximum number of viewers who can watch our channel doesn’t have any theoretical upper limit. The maximum number of concurrent viewers that has been observed on one channel has been in excess of 100,000.

Other Features:

 

 

Total Bandwidth Needs & PC Station Assignments*

1700 Kbps Livestream HD (BroadcastPC)

876 Kbps Livestream Multirate (578 Kbps Medium + 198 Kbps Mobile) (Broadcast3)

528 Kbps Ustream SD (Broadcast2)

198 Kbps Ustream Mobile (Broadcast2)

128 Kbps Shoutcast Radio Simulcast (BroadcastPC)

32 Kbps Now Playing Metadata (BroadcastPC)

3462 Total Bandwidth

*Not Including Meerkat & Periscope Streams

 

Encoding presets – Specific encoding details:
  • Mobile
    • Resolution: 480×270
    • Bitrate: 150Kbps
    • Sample rate: 22050
    • Mono audio bitrate: 24Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 48Kbps

 

  • Normal
    • Resolution: 512×288
    • Bitrate: 350Kbps
    • Sample rate: 44100
    • Mono audio bitrate: 48Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 96Kbps

 

  • Medium
    • Resolution: 768×432
    • Bitrate: 550Kbps
    • Sample rate: 44100
    • Mono audio bitrate: 64Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 128Kbps

 

  • High
    • Resolution: 858×480
    • Bitrate: 1500Kbps
    • Sample rate: 48000
    • Mono audio bitrate: 128Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 256Kbps

 

  • HD
    • Resolution: 1280×720
    • Bitrate: 2000Kbps
    • Sample rate: 48000
    • Mono audio bitrate: 160Kbps
    • Stereo audio bitrate: 320Kbps

 

In broadcasting, over-the-top content (OTT) refers to delivery of audio, video, and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system operator in the control or distribution of the content. The Internet provider may be aware of the contents of the Internet Protocol packets but is not responsible for, nor able to control, the viewing abilities, copyrights, and/or other redistribution of the content. This model contrasts with the purchasing or rental of video or audio content from an Internet service provider (ISP), such as pay television video on demand or an IPTV video service, like AT&T U-Verse. OTT in particular refers to content that arrives from a third party, such as Sling TV, CineFunTV, YuppTV, Amazon Instant Video, Mobibase, Dramatize, Presto, DramaFever, Crackle, HBO, Hulu, myTV, Netflix, Now TV, Qello, RPI TV, Viewster, WhereverTV, Crunchyroll or WWE Network, and is delivered to an end-user device, leaving the ISP only the role of transporting IP packets.

An online video distributor (OVD) is defined in FCC 13-99 as “any entity that offers video content by means of the Internet or other Internet Protocol (IP)-based transmission path provided by a person or entity other than the OVD”.[1]

Over-the-top messaging refers to a similar idea, where a third party provides instant messaging services as an alternative to text messaging services provided by a mobile network operator.[2]

Consumers can access OTT content through internet-connected devices such as desktop and laptop computers, gaming consoles (such as the PlayStation 4, WiiU, and Xbox One), set-top boxes (such as the Roku), smartphones (including Android phones, iPhones, and Windows phones), smart TVs (such as Google TV), and tablets.

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