Streaming

Why do videos need to be converted before streaming?

Modern web browsers natively support the streaming of certain video formats. Unfortunately, most of the videos are not in this format and need to be converted first. We will convert those videos for you, but it takes some time. Please be patient.

You have 3 options on how to stream your videos faster:

1) You can turn on automatic converting, which will automatically convert new videos once they are downloaded and therefore will be ready for streaming when you need them.

2) If you have fast Internet access, you can download the video to your PC. You can use our Bitport Sync Client for Windows to download torrents to your PC automatically.

3) Use VLC which supports the streaming of unconverted videos. More info in this guide.

Or you wait. Usually, it takes 1 hour to convert 1 hour of video.