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best chunk / nimble settings for slow internet

Paul 2017-06-15 17:37:48 UTC in Nimble Streamer

some viewers in far away countries have very bad internet, and edge server isn't near.

anybody know if it is better to have longer chunk size, eg 10+ seconds. so their slow internet connection makes less calls to the server.

or is it better to have lots of smaller chunk sizes, eg 2 or 4 seconds maybe? so if a chunk times out, maybe the player will skip to next chunk quicker, and only miss a couple seconds or video?

Max 2017-06-15 19:55:49 UTC

Hello Paul,

If client's network speed is not enough to download the stream you won't improve it much changing chunk duration, it is better to use ABR streams in this case.

Alex Pokotilo 2017-06-16 02:30:01 UTC

if you use hls you can switch to MPEG-DASH or sldp and try to see if your viewers can see streams now. HLS use mpegts and fMP4 used in DASH in lighter for 10%. Sldp even lighter than DASH. Playing with chunk duration is not an option in this case

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