Broadcasting multiple channels
You are not limited to broadcasting only one channel from the same computer. There are two limiting factors on how many channels you can run.
You need a fast Internet connection to support uploading multiple channels. Go to Speedtest.net to check your upload capacity. The example on the right shows that the user has 5.27 Mbps upload capacity. The sum of all the bitrates of your channels must be lower than this number. It's actually safer if you divide this number by 2 to give you an idea of your maximum stable upload. Using this safer number gives you headroom to surf the web or withstand Internet instability. So going back to the example, this user could run 2 channels totalling 2.6 Mbps (2600 Kbps).
Realtime transcoding of video takes a lot of power from your computer's central processor. Do not attempt to run two realtime channels unless you have a powerful CPU, such as a quad core. Ignoring this advice will lead to flickery streams.
If your computer is not powerful, an option is to run one or even all of your channels with pre-transcoded videos. This type of channel uses hardly any CPU power.
Setting it up on Veetle
- Open your first browser, say Internet Explorer and broadcast as usual.
- Now open up a second browser, say Firefox. Don't attempt to open up a second tab or window from your first browser. It may crash the software.
- When setting the quality, you need to tell the Veetle software to read from a different port. Change 1234 at the end of both the local address and stream output to a different number, such as 1235.
- If you want three or more channels, repeat steps 2 and 3 with yet a different browser (Safari or Chrome) and a different port number (1236). Most people's computers and Internet connections are too slow for three channels, so proceed with caution.