I’m not sure if this is a “Help” thing, or a “Suggestions” one! I hope I am describing my problem properly.
So, I use ManyCam with Adobe Connect. Adobe supports some odd resolutions, such as “480p” at 16:9 aspect ratio (IKR!)
If I set Adobe to 720p and ManyCam to 720p, all seems to work. Unfortunately, there are times when, due to network bandwidth, I need to switch Adobe to 480p. With me so far?
OK, so when I do this, it seems that Adobe somehow “asks” ManyCam what resolutions are available and ManyCam gives a list up to, and including 4K, which it looks like Adobe then requests since the actually needed “480p” (at 16:9) is not available “natively”. What I am seeing is that ManyCam appears to be upscaling the video (= high processor utilization) to 4 k (at least that’s what right-clicking the live stream icon reports) and the Adobe downscales it again (=even higher processor utilization) to the 480p it needs to send. This results in instability and awful latency from all the unnecessary re-scaling of the stream.
Is there any way to “cap” ManyCam at 720p? Or add a new custom resolution for 480 at 16:9?
I appreciate this is a compatibility problem. where each piece will blame the other, but I’m stuck in the middle here!