How to Stream Media into High Fidelity

Here are some tips to help you stream media successfully in High Fidelity

When streaming media into High Fidelity, here's what we recommend checking in order to make the experience smooth.

  • Use a network that has sufficient bandwidth. We recommend at least 1.5mbps up and down. You can quickly check your bandwidth by using speedtest.net or a similar service.
  • Make sure the device you are using to stream the media into High Fidelity has a fast, reliable internet connection. We suggest using a wired connection, not wifi. 
  • Think about how many other devices at your location will be connected to your network while you are streaming, and do your testing and any rehearsals with that in mind. This way, you will find out in advance whether your setup might be starved for bandwidth, resulting in data loss and poor audio quality, and you can adjust accordingly.
  • Make sure any audio source is not also broadcasting High Fidelity’s audio back into the environment, creating an echo. If you are playing audio through your dot (the circle representing you in High Fidelity), confirm that you have the correct monitoring/routing by entering High Fidelity on two browser tabs at once--one for the audio source, or performer, and one as an observer. On the observer tab, walk up to the audio source and talk to it. If all is working as intended, you should not hear yourself echo through the performer’s dot.

For more specifics on streaming audio into High Fidelity, please see How to Stream Audio into High Fidelity.

For information on embedding video in High Fidelity, please see How Do I Make My High Fidelity Background Map Interactive?.