Using the latest model software – “SOFT NEW” to broadcast with HIGH QUALITY

Important Note: High Quality means resolutions between 640×480 and less than 1280×720, everything that is in this range is High Quality, every resolution higher than 1280×720 (including 1280×720) is HD resolution. So, for example, 640×480 and 800×600 are HIGH QUALITY (not HD), some popular cam sites use the term HD for 800×600, but this is more like a marketing line, not a true HD resolution. Video chat industry still needs some time, before HD resolutions will become standard for broadcasting.
Technically speaking many Models and Studios are able to broadcast in full HD already, but is important to keep in mind also the Customers side, many of them might not have fast internet connection or powerful computers, so things has to be balanced in terms of quality as well, to be sure that Majority of customers are able to watch your Live Stream in optimal conditions. Xlovecam is HD ready from long time ago, if you want you can test HD resolutions at 20fps or more, 3-4mbs bandwidth, if more than 80% of the visitors can watch you properly, it should be fine, it can help to boost your results, as there are customers looking for super quality.

Minimum tehnical requirements for High Quality (starts from 640×480 20fps 950kbs) – if you broadcast only on XLOVECAM

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 both 32bit or 64bit version and Windows 10
    Note: browser versions of the software, not Flux Manager, should work also on Mac OS, Linux or any operating system that has flash player support and as long you can find drivers for your video device
  • CPU: Dual Core processor running at 2.2 GHz or higher (Intel or AMD)
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • Internet Speed: 1.5 Mbps upload/download speed on servers outside of your country (not local servers). Perform the speed tests using website and choose a server from Amsterdam (Holland)
  • No splitter software unless is really necessary, splitter will use an extra 10% to 50% or more CPU depending on resolution, fps and your custom settings on the splitter (if usage of such software is a must – we recommend VerySoft Webcamsplitter or XloveSplitter)
  • Advice: Try to get a better computer when possible, High Quality has become an important aspect of this activity, not being able to provide high quality due to slow computer, old technology etc will affect your sales more and more during next months/years.

Optimal tehnical requirements for broadcasting in Very High Quality (starts from 800×600 20fps 1200kbs) on multiple cam sites (max 3 in the same time)

  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, windows 10 both 32bit or 64bit versions (Xp and Vista should work fine as well, but to get the most out of a powerful computer is better to use Windows 7, 8 or 10)
    Note: browser versions of the software, not Flux Manager, should work also on Mac OS, Linux or any operating system that has flash player support and as long you can find drivers for your video device
  • CPU: Latests QUAD CORE (or more) processors running at 3 GHz or higher (Intel I7, AMD FX series 4 or 6 cores, AMD A10 APU series etc)
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • Internet Speed: 5 Mbps upload/download speed on servers outside of your country (not local servers). In our case, test speed using website and choose a server from Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Use a splitter software that don’t use a lot of CPU resources like VerySoft Webcamsplitter, Webcamsplitter Pro or Xlovesplitter
  • Advice: Always keep an eye on your computer performance, check your CPU load and internet speed often. If your CPU load is close to 100% or your internet speed can’t handle all the websites, take action, don’t stay like that online because you will provide poor quality on all cam sites and your sales will be affected. Check our technical instructions from this guide in order to learn how to check and resolve various problems with the computer and internet.

In present the customers are looking also for QUALITY, if you don’t provide proper quality, your chances to get a good number of private shows daily are decreased a lot.

Even if you generate a lot of money broadcasting with poor quality, is still highly recommended to switch to better quality, your customers will be happy, they will stay more in private shows, you will attract new customers and at the end you will notice that you can do even more money with the same effort. With the latest Xlovecam software, you have more settings available that ensure you can find better quality settings even with an older computer or slower internet connection.

  • HIGH QUALITY starts from 640×480 15fps or 20fps 800kbs to 1000kbs bandwidth.
  • Very High Quality starts from 800×600 15fps or 20fps 1200kbs to 1500kbs bandwidth.

To be able to work at these resolutions, frame rates, bandwidth, you need as minimum requirement at least a powerful DUAL CORE computer and 2GB RAM memory, and this computer can only hold properly one website with high quality. The CPU load will be around 60% to 80%, if the CPU goes over 80% load, your computer is too slow for HIGH QUALITY or you have problems with it. Also the internet upload speed recommended should be around 2mbs, our software will not use that much, even 1mbs can be fine (depending also on your custom settings), but as a general rule is better to have some reserved, not used bandwidth, instead of using it at maximum load.

A common mistake of models, is the attempt to broadcast on multiple site in high quality with computers and internet speeds that aren’t optimal, they load their CPU too much (close to 100% load), resulting a slow video and very bad quality on all the websites they work.

If broadcasting on multiple cam sites is a must, than invest in a powerful computer and good internet, basically to be able to work on 3 websites with 800×600 15-20fps 1200kbs, you need a powerful computer with minimum QUAD CORE processor Intel I7 or AMD FX 4 or 6 cores series or AMD A10 APU series etc… however as Intel and AMD constantly bring new products on the market, we prefer not to give any full specifications, but as a general rule when you are looking to buy a new computer, buy one that is good for gaming, being able to run without problems even the latest games available. You don’t need to buy the most expensive CPU available, but buy one that is above middle range. Research a bit before buying. At the end of 2012 the price for a good Intel desktop PC computer (without monitor) is around 800Euro, an Intel I7 3770 3.4 Ghz, 8GB RAM DDR3, 1GB Video Card, 1TB HDD etc, similar performance from AMD can be bought under 600Euro. In Video Chat industry you can recover this investment in less than 2 weeks, if you work properly.

As for the internet upload speed for 3 sites running in 800×600 15-20fps 1200kbs, recommended speed is around 5mbs upload, even if you don’t need more than 3.6mbs, as we said above, is always good to have a bit more extra bandwidth.

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