We go to great lengths to use the most efficient codecs we can to provide you with the best balance of video quality versus file size. FulGaz videos are available to download in three quality settings. You can set your quality preference in FulGaz settings -> Video Settings.
As a general guide, an hour's worth of FulGaz video is roughly:
- 10+ GB in 4K quality
- 2GB in 1080p
- 1GB or less in 720p
If you find that you get intermittent buffering while streaming rides, we recommend either downloading the ride file in full beforehand or switching to a lower video resolution setting.
There are now three main methods of sourcing your FulGaz ride video.
1) HLS. HTTP Live Streaming handles resolution on the fly if the bandwidth drops or increases, giving the best picture quality for your real-time internet speeds. This may initially start a little grainy, but self-adjusts in the first 30 seconds. If you find your video quality with HLS is not up to scratch or you experience issues, switching off HLS should resolve this. Simply go to FulGaz settings -> video settings and tick the ”Disable HLS streaming” box.
2) The original “single large file” method. Some may prefer this method as it “locks” you into your chosen video quality setting. This is the original method of delivering streaming content. It does require more hard drive space while streaming and in higher resolutions, can suffer more from buffering if there are any drops in bandwidth while riding.
3) Download the ride video. You can still download the video to your device’s storage (or an additional drive on Windows 10) so that the entire video is stored locally. This is great for low bandwidth connections or if you like using 4K videos. It is always the most reliable method as it greatly reduces the need for internet bandwidth during a ride.