Using Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) is the simplest way to help ensure that you reach the largest possible mobile audience when broadcasting with a Mac. This is because FMLE uses H.264 video encoding and has an AAC audio encoding option, which works for viewing on iOS and Android devices. Other encoders, including Wirecast, also have the H.264/AAC. Wirecast is a great option as it offers great stability and many other video production features (as well as scaling up nicely to HD broadcasts).
To do a simple test to see if you are streaming ok for mobile, please use these settings below in FMLE for Mac (or other H.264/AAC capable encoder) to see if things work on your iOS or Android devices. NOTE: Not all Android devices are compatible as there are many variations of these devices. If you are having issues viewing with Android devices in the Go Player or iFrame embed, try using the Sunday Streams Android app which is our most mobile compatible player on Android.
Output Size: 320x240
Video Bit Rate: 300 Kbps, use H.264 encoding (or slightly higher, maybe up to 500 Kbps)
Audio Bit Rate: 128 Kbps, use AAC encoding
The simplest way to reach mobile devices when encoding with a Mac is to simply use Flash Media Live Encoder with a single bit rate SD stream with the settings described above. However, if you are looking to do a much higher quality primary stream (i.e. a very high SD quality or any HD quality), you will need to use the FMLE (MBR) feature to reach mobile devices as well. To learn more about using the MBR feature with FMLE watch this help video. Other encoders such as Wirecast also support the MBR feature and are covered in the help video. However, please remember that the key feature to reach mobile is the H.264/AAC encoding options. If you are using an MBR encoder other than FMLE for Mac or Wirecast, please be sure your encoder supports H.264/AAC encoding.
On the viewer end, both our Go Player and iFrame embed codes are mobile friendly and work with iOS and Android devices. If you are having any troubles viewing on iOS or Android devices please be sure that you are using our latest versions of the Go Player or iFrame embed codes. Or, please try using our free iOS and Android apps at the links below.