As a stream viewer, it helps to know how a source stream is adapting to your hardware and display. This lets you be aware of any inconsistencies between what is being streamed and what you are viewing.
While viewing an active video stream, find the Info button on the right of the stream playback controls.
Click the button to view a Stream details window.
The Stream details window gives information about the video stream you are receiving, and shows how your display compares to the source stream.
The left Stream column (white numbers) is the data from the incoming source video. These numbers are determined by the person streaming the video, in their Stream files settings menu.
The right Display column (green or yellow numbers) shows how your setup is working, compared to the source stream. Green numbers mean that your display is the same quality as the source. Yellow numbers mean that your display is a different quality than the source.
To hide the Stream details window, click on the Info button again.
If you see dashed lines in the left Stream column, it means you have a firewall or network setting which is blocking the transmission of the stream data. Consult your IT department or reach out to Evercast Support for more help.
Click below for more information on each line in the Stream details window:
Resolution shows the size of the original stream in pixels, and then its size on your display as a percentage of the original. The number in the right column will be green if your display size is a 100% match. If your number is less than 100%, try hiding thumbnails and/or resizing your window.
Frame rate updates every second and displays the frame rate of the source stream, in frames per second (fps). Your frame rate will be green if it's within one fps of the source frame rate (for example, the source video is sending at 60fps and you are receiving it at 59fps).
If your frame rate isn't high enough, try quitting other programs that you are running to free up memory and CPU.
Known issue: At this time we can't display the source frame rate from EBS. Any EBS streams will show "unknown" for frame rate.
Color space data is available for DeckLink, URL, and file streams. The left column shows the color space that's automatically detected from the streamed file or URL. For DeckLink streams only, the streamer can select a custom color space in the Stream settings menu.
The right column shows your display's ICC profile. This may be different from the incoming stream, depending on how your monitor displays color. The value will change in real time if you move your Evercast window across multiple screens that support different color spaces. A percentage next to the color profile shows the accuracy of your display's color, compared to the source video.
More about ICC profiles: Each display comes with a default ICC color profile. Rec. 709 is the most common for commercial displays. You can change your monitor's color profile in your system settings, but keep in mind that your monitor has been calibrated to its default color space. Evercast recommends that you use the default ICC profile that comes built in from your manufacturer, or one that you have deliberately selected because of your project.
Transfer function data shows with DeckLink, URL, and file streams. The numbers in both columns will usually match, as most monitors can display any transfer function. The value will change in real time if you move your Evercast window across multiple screens that support different color spaces.
Pixel format shows the color depth and chroma subsampling of your video. Usually your display values will be 8-bit 4:4:4 or 10-bit 4:4:4, depending on your monitor's ICC profile.
If the streamer's pixel format is lower quality than your display, this number will show as green, since a higher level display can always show a lower level source with full accuracy:
Known issues: At this time we can't display pixel format data for video shared with Stream other devices. Also, when streaming from EBS, the pixel format is fixed at 8-bit 4:2:0 for both Stream and Display.