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Tips for reducing latency

Handling disconnects

Debug live stream issues

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Using livepeer.com in your app

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#Handling disconnects

Sometimes, after you’ve connected your encoder (for example, OBS) to and Livepeer.com RTMP server, the connection drops. For example, this could happen because of a bug in the encoder software or a problem with the streamer’s internet connection.

Livepeer.com has a built-in 5 minute reconnect window, which means that if the streamer’s encoder disconnects and then reconnects within 5 minutes, the session will resume. If you are using Livepeer.com recording feature, the recorded session will not be split into two separate sessions.

The reconnect window is currently not customizable.