Remove Roadblocks when sending with latakoo with a few steps.
Part One: Internet Connection
latakoo does not manage your Internet connection. Instead, latakoo leverages the existing bandwidth available with cellular, MiFi, or WiFi connections to send your video as fast as possible. Please remember, the bars you see on a MiFi device or phone are more marketing than technology and they can often be misleading.
1. Verify your Internet connection
Is your MiFi or WiFi connection adequate to send video?
In order to send video quickly and efficiently, latakoo needs a stable connection, a reading of at least 1MBPS is always best when sending large data files, especially video. latakoo can send video at lower speeds, however, if the connection is unstable, you may have slow or interrupted uploads.
Try repositioning your MiFi device and upload computer to a slightly higher elevation or moving to a less congested area to get a better signal. Sometimes, it can just be a matter of moving a few feet away, and you will see speeds pick up.
MiFi connections can rapidly fluctuate.
If your MiFi connection drops off, your computer might try to connect to another nearby connection, such as a WiFi signal. Make sure that your MiFi connection is selected as the preferred connection on your computer.
What does the latakoo Flight app report about your connection?
The above examples show speeds for two upload protocols, UDP and TCP. latakoo measures the speed of your connection to our servers, making this a better representation of actual speed than a simple speed test. Both examples show good speeds for uploading large files. UDP is best when bandwidth is consistent. If you are in a fluctuating environment, you may want to turn UDP off.
Are you getting any warnings that your Internet connection is unstable from the app?
This message means the latakoo Flight app is unable to find a connection. If you are behind a firewall with a proxy, you can click on “Edit Proxy Settings” and enter the proxy information. Proxies are normally found in corporate environments. Consult with your IT Director for proxy information. If you are in the field, you will need to make sure you disable the proxy.
If the Flight app warns you that your Internet connection is unstable, or you see consistent numbers under 1MBPS, if it is possible, drive to a different area and test the signal. You may find that moving will give you a better signal.
2. Ask: How much congestion is there?
Congestion occurs when you have a lot of people competing for a limited amount of Internet bandwidth.
If there is a lot of congestion, you may be better off relocating to send files where the connection is stronger or more stable.
In high congestion situations, disable UDP.
3. Avoid Connecting through a VPN to send
VPN’s are known to slow connections and uploads.
VPN’s are found in corporate environments and if you are required to upload through a VPN connection, please realize this will almost always delay your upload.
Part Two: Maximize latakoo Flight Application
1. Close any Programs that use CPU power or your Internet connection.
These include editing programs, Internet browsers, and other file upload tools. This will give the latakoo application all the available computing power and bandwidth to send files. For instance, Google Chrome is a fast and reliable browser, but it uses a heavy amount of CPU power.
2. Export a larger, high-resolution file from your edit program.
Allow latakoo to compress the file within our patented compression/encode/upload process. It will save time.
3. Choose the compression type for the time you have.
Flight application, version 6.3.9 and later will estimate the time it takes to send a file to the latakoo cloud, after an initial 20 uploads. The latakoo bird will indicate which type of upload will be the fastest.
If you have a longer lead time, take the extra time to send a higher resolution file. Advanced Studio Quality or Visually Lossless will send a higher bit rate file, which is also a larger file. (Slider goes to the right.)
If you have very little time, you will want to compress your file more, making it smaller and quicker to send. (Slider goes to the left.)
For files that are already highly compressed, like files from police departments or traffic cameras, send those uncompressed. The latakoo bird will indicate that it’s faster.