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Premium Streaming vs Basic Streaming

There are a few critical differences between the Premium Streaming and the Basic Streaming:

Premium StreamingBasic Streaming
EligibilityPro subscribers onlyFree users
Frame rateUp to 25 FPS (frames per second)Up to 5 FPS (frames per second)
ThrottleAlways available. No any throttle or limitation.Throttled for 30 seconds every minute *
  • The Basic Streaming plays the video for up to 30 seconds at a time. You will need to wait for another 30 seconds before you can resume the video.
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The Premium Streaming in Obico is based on H.264 video encoding, which is highly efficient in network bandwidth.

Whereas the streaming in OctoPrint is based on M-JPEG encoding, which uses 5x more network bandwidth and mobile data.

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The Premium Streaming uses a great amount of resources on the Obico Sever, such as the cloud storage and the network bandwidth. This is why we can make it available only to the Pro subscribers.