In a recent software update, there were some big upgrades to video streaming.
A new system called HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) is now the default streaming method. HLS breaks the video file up into smaller “chunks” and can mix and match resolutions on the fly, similar to how most streaming services deliver their content. This should be faster and more adaptable to different internet speeds, while also requiring far less hard drive space during a ride.
The performance and video quality that HLS delivers can be very connection dependant. Some people may find that HLS does not deliver a high enough video quality for their preference, so the original streaming method is still available (you can choose this in Video Settings).
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.
2) The original “single large file” method. Some may prefer this method as it “locks” you into your chosen video quality setting. 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.
3) Downloading 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.