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Distribution Channel Delay Times

When livestreaming to any distribution channel from Socialive Studio, there will be some delays between the moment you go live in Socialive and when the distribution channel receives the stream signal from Socialive. This article provides some estimated delay times to the most commonly used distribution channels.


The numbers provided below are estimated delay times. Screen-to-screen time will vary for each distribution channel as they ingest, transcode, and distribute video differently.

Distribution ChannelEstimated Delay Time
Socialive Player10 seconds
Facebook10 seconds
YouTube15 seconds
Twitter10 seconds
LinkedIn20 seconds
Twitch15 seconds
Amazon15 seconds
Microsoft Stream20 seconds
Brightcove30 seconds
Vimeo20 seconds
Kaltura40-60 seconds

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