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How to Eliminate Latency from the Player


I'm trying to play a live rtmp stream from a Wowza server using JWPlayer (obviously) with as little latency as possible. It seems the lowest bufferlength accepted is .1s. Is there any way to get it less than that? My JS is below:

file: "rtmp://[ip]:1935/live/1",
primary: "html5",
skin: {
name: "five"
rtmp: {bufferlength: .1},
controls: true

3 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hi, there.

Our lowest bufferlength value available is 0.1. What are the issues that you are experiencing that would make you want to lower the buffer even more?

Thank you.


0 rated :

Hi Alex,

Thank you for getting back to me. My goal is to decrease the latency of the player as much as possible. I've been able to lower the latency with another player with the same feed to about .8-.9s. JWPlayer is giving me a latency of about 1.2s. Is there any way to decrease the latency even further?


JW Player Support Agent  
0 rated :

Hi, Dan.

The lowest buffer length that our player supports is 0.1.

Please let me know if you need any more help or have any other questions.

Thank you!

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