YouTube now supporting “Gaming Focused” HTML5 compatible Live Streams At 60fps.
Announced in a post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog, 60 frames per second live streaming is now available as “an early preview on HTML5-compatible browsers,”
“When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos,” the post reads. “We’ll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks.”
YouTube collaborated with Elgato and XSplit to develop software that supports the new 60 fps streaming capabilities. The new HTML5 player will also let streamers cut back into live streams and watch at 1.5 or 2x to back up.