Below are the answers to all the frequently asked questions we've received about Mixcloud Live. If you have any further questions please get in touch at email@example.com
Is Mixcloud Live a licensed platform?
Yes, Mixcloud is a licensed service which has agreements in place with many rights holder partners around the world including: major record labels, independent record labels, publishers, distributors, performance rights organisations, collective management organisations, and more.
What should I avoid streaming on Mixcloud?
Why does the stream key change every time?
This is the current way that Mixcloud Live is built. However we may change this in future versions of the product.
How good does my internet connection need to be to stream on Mixcloud Live?
We'd recommend using an internet connection with at least 3 mbps upload speed to ensure seamless streaming of both audio and video. You can check your internet speed using a free tool like SpeedTest.
What are the best audio and video settings for using Mixcloud Live?
The best settings for streaming on Mixcloud Liveare:
Audio quality: 320k
Video quality: 720p
Visual ratio: 16:9
Keyframe interval: 1s
Are there limits to how long I can stream for?
No. However we've seen that streams lasting longer than the usual Mixcloud show tend not to have as many viewers overall.
Can I stream using an app?
For now, you need to use a desktop device to stream on Mixcloud Live.
Can I embed my stream on another site?
Embedding the stream on a different site is something that we are working on, but it is not currently possible at this time.
Does Mixcloud notify my followers I’m going live?
With Mixcloud Live in Beta, there currently aren't any notifications sent out. We'd recommend sharing the link to your stream (which will always be www.mixcloud.com/live/[your username]) prior to going live.
Does my stream get archived?
We’re currently working on the archiving of stream audio. As a primarily audio platform, we won't be archiving the video content from your stream at any point.
Remember that you can record your stream using your streaming software or your usual Mixcloud show recording software.
Can anyone view my stream?
Anybody with the link to your stream on Mixcloud Live can view it, they won't even need to have a Mixcloud account. For more information see our article here.
Can people view my stream using the Mixcloud apps?
Viewers can use their mobiles to watch a live stream, however the experience is currently optimised for desktop users. For more information see our article here.
Can I stream to my Mixcloud Select subscribers only?
This is not currently possible. However, we are currently working out the possibilities to do this.
Why do my viewers need to log in to write in the chat?
We want to make sure that chat on Mixcloud Live is for legitimate viewers only. Logging in to chat means we can better stop spam, trolls and other inappropriate behaviour on Mixcloud. It also allows us to work on bugs more efficiently.