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Streaming Requirements

Stream PC Games 

Before you actually begin streaming your PC games, you need to make a few adjustments. First, you need to make sure your hardware configurations meet all the necessary requirements for the most efficient and convenient streaming experience; second, you will need to install and setup one of the broadcasting software options that our platform supports.

Please note that below are recommended specifications for your PC that will guarantee sustainable and smooth streaming experience. These guidelines are not restrictive and may vary, older versions of CPU or OS are applicable. You may try different options at your own will, however, we recommend that you use these specifications for the best streaming experience. 

Recommended PC Specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5675 or AMD Equivalent

  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory 

  • Operating System: Windows 10 is recommended (Windows 7 or 8 are possible, if you wish so), MAC OS supported.

  • Graphics Card: Unless you are going to play ultra HD videos, you'll unlikely need a dedicated graphics card, and your CPU should be totally sufficient. However, for stutter-free ultra HD video streaming, you may want to have an external video card.

System Requirements

Here is the list of requirements your PC needs to comply with for streaming on P2L and required by most popular broadcasting software: 

Video Requirements:

  • Encoding Profile: Main or Baseline

  • Keyframe Interval: 4 seconds

  • Framerates: 25/30 or 60 frames per second

  • Recommended bitrate range: 3-6 megabits 

  • Codec: H.264 or x264

Audio Requirements:

  • Codec: AAC Stereo or Mono

  • Recommended Bitrate (for maximum compatibility): 128kbps

  • Sampling frequency: 44,100Khz (AAC)

To start streaming your video games from PC, you will need to have special streaming software. The above configurations are also supported by default in the latest versions of the major streaming software choices available on P2L. Should you experience any difficulties due to using older versions of streaming software, feel free to download latest versions using the links provided.

For guidance on streaming software options and download links, please see Streaming Software article.

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  1. Alexey Abramovich

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