Nginx optimal speed in limit_rate for video streams

Lucas Rolff lucas at
Thu Nov 16 20:58:55 UTC 2017

Depends on your bitrate of your movies as well, it will be hard to play 4K videos on 1 megabit/s

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Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:26:06 PM
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Subject: Nginx optimal speed in limit_rate for video streams

So when dealing with mp4 etc video streams what is the best speed to send /
transfer files to people that does not cause delays in latency / lagging on
the video due etc.

My current :

location /video/ {
    limit_rate_after 1m;
    limit_rate 1m;

On other sites when i download / watch videos it seems they transfer files
at speeds of 200k/s

Should I lower my rates ?

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