Facebook Live API Updates Shoot for Professional-Quality Videos

Automated encoder configuration and frame-accurate start times were added

Facebook introduced two updates to its Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) aimed at enabling publishers and developers to create professional-quality live video.

The two updates being introduced Wednesday are automated encoder configuration and frame-accurate start times. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and product marketing manager Chris Tiutan provided details in a blog post.

Automated encoder configuration was added in response to publishers’ concerns about the challenges of continually fine-tuning their encoder settings in order to ensure the consistency and stability of their livestreams, and Lahiri and Tiutan said the Facebook Live API will now automatically configure encoders to the optimal settings for Facebook Live, eliminating the need for manual adjustments.

And with the addition of frame-accurate start times, developers can indicate the exact frame and moment to go live, with Lahiri and Tiutan writing, “We know having a strong start to a broadcast is important, and we’ve heard from publishers that it can be...



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