As a producer, you need to think about how many users you want (and can) have in your Greenroom event. In this article, we'll outline how many users you can have as well as the suggested amount, plus suggested some other factors to consider when determining how many user you want to bring in.
- Maximum Number of Users in a Greenroom Event
- Suggested Number of Users in a Greenroom Event
Maximum Number of Users in a Greenroom Event
There is not a set maximum number of users (Producers or Presenters) for a Greenroom. We’ve seen successful use of up to 16+ users. Note: You can have viewers in the Greenroom, but that doesn't effect your bandwidth capabilities.
What's important to keep in mind is the capabilities of your computer and network connection that you’re using, and how it might react to a user-heavy Greenroom.
We have seen Greenroom events where a Producer has been able to bring in 16 users, though in that scenarios the Producer was likely using a powerful and robust computer. For example, a MacBook Pro might be able to better support a Greenroom event that has 16+ users compared to a MacBook Air.
Since Greenroom is a browser-based application, it’s always best to make sure you’re using the most up to date version of Chrome or Firefox, to help ensure the best performance of Greenroom.
Suggested Number of Users in a Greenroom Event
We recommend keeping the maximum number of users in the Greenroom at 16 to ensure a smooth experience producing.
Having more than 16 users in the Greenroom brings a range of logistical and user interface issues that can reduce the Producer experience. It becomes harder to quickly spot certain Presenters, as you may have to scroll further down the list of feeds to see them.
Additionally, the more users you have in Greenroom, the more the Producer will have to monitor; from ensuring each Presenter has good video quality, to ensuring the right people are muted and unmuted, and more.