SFU & MCU Mode? Do I Use Both?

MCU mode

In addition to the MCU mode, our sharp developers recently introduced the SFU mode. But what are the MCU and SFU modes and why I am using both? Answers can be found here ✅

eyeson’s technology is based on the MCU mode. This means that the streams from all participants get mixed in a central entity which sends out a single stream towards each participant. Therefore, flawless and stable video and audio quality are assured.

Due to this technology, the bandwidth stays always stable at approximately 2 Mbits. It does not matter how many participants take part in the group video call since the streams get anyway mixed into one single stream. As eyeson possesses a patent on it, it is the only video call provider which is able to deliver such top-notch technology 🆕

Still, many of our customers make 1:1 video calls. This is the reason why our team decided to introduce the SFU mode. With this special mode, video processing is simply accelerated, especially for a 1:1 call.

So how does the SFU mode work?

Well, your stream is directly sent via the eyeson cloud service ☁ to your video call participant and reverse without additional processing of the video layout. However, this mode is only activated when 2 people have a video call. If a third party joins, the mode switches automatically to the MCU mode. From 3 on, it makes sense to use the MCU mode again to keep the premium video and audio quality 🔝 Though do not get confused- in our tool we call it fusion mode 😎

Here you can watch how both modes work:

MCU mode

So how differs eyeson’s 1:1 call from other providers?

eyeson still processes the 1:1 video calls in the cloud service. As a result, you can use all eyeson features like screen sharing, file presentation, recording, GIF reactions, snapshots, adjustable video layout and Quick Join. Moreover, you can broadcast your 1:1 call on Youtube and Facebook. The SFU mode combines the advantages of the server side processing of the MCU mode and API accessibility while offering a powerful optimized 1:1 video call 👥

During the video call, you can see an icon on the bottom right-hand corner. When the fusion mode (MCU) is activated it starts moving. Just have a look by yourself and log in to your account.

If you have questions concerning these two modes, or if you simply want to get in touch with us, please write at support@eyeson.team. We are looking forward to receiving some emails 😉

In case that you are interested in our app, have a look in the Google Play Store or in the App Store. If you want to know more about our web solution, visit eyeson.team.

 

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