Last week I asked a question about using YouTube Live Stream with Jitsi Meet. I didn’t get a reply from anyone, so if this is not the correct place to ask these questions, please let me know where I should post instead.
I explained that I was having trouble maintaining a stream using Jitsi Meet hosted at http://meet.jit.si <http://meet.jit.si/>. The stream often drops down from “Good” quality (green dot) to “OK” quality (yellow dot) within a couple of minutes with lower bitrates (under 1000 kbps), and often the stream stops entirely, usually within an hour. I am on a high bandwidth connection at a university, with my upload speed about 95 Mbps.
I ran a test yesterday using Open Broadcaster Software to see if I got similar results (obsproject.com <http://obsproject.com/>). I saw an immediate difference, with OBS reporting stream rates in the range of 2500-3000 kbps. YouTube reported the stream was “Good” quality (green dot), and stayed there, never dropping down to “OK” quality.
I left the test running overnight, and came in this morning, 20 hours after starting the stream. The stream did not drop out. It never fell below “Good” quality. OBS continues to report stream rates in the range off 2500-3000. (And now I have a very long very boring live stream video on my YouTube channel .)
So this leads me to ask the experts here, why can’t I get similar results from Jitsi Meet? Or at least why can’t I get acceptable results that avoid lower stream quality and streams that drop out unexpectedly? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.
I am very interested in recommending Jitsi Meet at my university, but it will be hard for me to promote it if the recording capability through YouTube Live Stream is unreliable. If there are logs of any kind that I can share that would help diagnose this, please let me know where to look and what to provide.
Many thanks for your time