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RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

Occasional Visitor

RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

Hi,

 

So I'm trying out software endpoints and am currently giving RPD a go. It seems to work well and is able to make point-to-point H.323 calls, which is all I'm after for this setup. But I can't wrap my head around why the call rate is capped at 1920 kbps and the resolution is limited to 720p.

 

Is the application deliberately handicapped to push customers towards more expensive stand-alone endpoints? Or do I need a premium licence to enable higher call rates (currently on the 30-day trial, so I haven't seen any of the licence options)?

 

Or did I just overlook something obvious?

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

Hello ,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

It is always useful to include the currently used software version as issues experienced may already be addressed in a newer release.

This also allows yourself and others to check against current software release notes.

Assuming you are using RPD 3.3 the release notes => here <= state as follows:

 

HD Transmit •

 

  • dual cores, 2.5 GHz or higher (Up to 720p 15fps send, up to 720P 30fps receive)
  • quad cores, 1.6 GHz or higher (Up to 720p 15fps send, up to 720P 30fps receive)
  • quad cores, 2.0 GHz or higher (Up to 720p 30fps send, up to 720P 30fps receive)

I guess this answers your question.


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

Please be aware:For questions about the type of support to expect please check here

Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's

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Poly employee participation within this community is not mandatory and any post or FAQ article provided by myself is done either during my working hours or outside working hours, in my private time, and may be answered on weekends, bank holidays or personal holidays.
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Occasional Visitor

Re: RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

Hi,

 

Thanks for the reply. I'm testing the latest version (3.3, I think.)

 

It does answer the question partly, but I'm still wondering why the call rate is capped. If it's for commercial reasons (i.e. an artifical constraint to prevent the desktop app from competing with more profitable hardware solutions) then there's little hope that that will change in a future version, after all.

 

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

Hello rt11,

the above are the limitations of the software and there is no deliberate restraint.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

Please be aware:For questions about the type of support to expect please check here

Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's

Please remember, if you see a post that helped you , and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accept as Solution".

This forum reply or post is based upon my personal experience and does not reflect the opinion or view of my employer.
Poly employee participation within this community is not mandatory and any post or FAQ article provided by myself is done either during my working hours or outside working hours, in my private time, and may be answered on weekends, bank holidays or personal holidays.
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Polycom Employee

Re: RealPresence Desktop resolution and bitrate

RTT,

 

I'm assuming you are wanting 1080p support added at an appropraite call rate?

 

MobileGuy

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