You have a limited amount of bandwidth at home. Your internet provider (AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, etc.) gives you a certain amount of upload and download bandwidth so you can surf the web quickly. How can you make sure adding a new device won’t slow down the connection for your laptop, desktop, iPad, and other devices?
Iplivecams video cameras use H.264, a state-of-the-art format for encoding high quality video. You may have heard of H.264 from big names such as Apple or YouTube.
H.264 uses information in the video to lower the amount of data it takes to represent it. It is a powerful video-compression standard that delivers high quality video at low data rates. With H.264, you can be sure Iplivecams won’t take up all of your upload bandwidth and slow your internet connection.
Can’t I use older technologies like motion JPEG?
Other Wi-Fi cameras use motion JPEG - lots of still images moving quickly to show movement. That’s basically an electronic flip-book, or online zoetrope.
This method makes big files. This means you need a lot more bandwidth to send video, and so you have less for your regular web surfing.
If you want high-quality reliable video to monitor what matters, without slowing your Internet, you need something more sophisticated.
Iplivecams efficiently brings you live video for your peace of mind. The magic to this is how Iplivecams uses H.264.
How does Iplivecams save you bandwidth?
Iplivecams uses H.264 to make low-bandwidth streams that still have high-quality video. H.264 does many tricks using math and software to accomplish this goal.
We’ll talk about one key part of the algorithm: motion vectors. A Iplivecams first sends you a frame of video. Then, it tells that frame how to transform to the next frame. This method takes much less data, so you receive less, yet far more intelligent, data over your Internet connection. You get high-quality video without using much of your available bandwidth.