Video Requirements for Facebook Live

Facebook has its own standards and recommendations for live video.  For an optimized experience with Facebook LIVE, please ensure that your broadcast settings are as follows:


  • Max Resolution: 1280x720 (720p)
  • Key Frame Interval: 2 seconds
  • Max Bitrate: 3500 kbps
  • Max Broadcast Time: 4 Hours


  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kbs (Stereo)
  • Audio Format: AAC

NOTE: These screenshots are from Flash Media Live Encoder.  Settings and menu options will vary based on your encoding software.


It is possible broadcasts not meeting these specifications will be rejected by Facebook. In such an event, you will receive an e-mail similar to the one below:

Below are articles describing how to make these changes in various encoding programs.

Optimized Settings for Facebook Live in Flash Media Live Encoder

Optimized Settings for Facebook Live in OBS

Optimized settings for Facebook Live in Wirecast

If you require assistance making these changes, please contact StreamSpot Support at


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