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Qik's iPhone broadcaster doesn't access the hardware video encoder, which unfortunately means that the output of their app is more like a slideshow than a real video stream.

We deliberately waited until the platform could support an app we would be proud of.

Do you have HW encoding on Android? Does it vary by device and/or OS version?

Yes and yes. We detect and use a hardware encoder on Android whenever one is present. It isn't always there, so we fall back to software encoding if we have to.

Well that's pretty cool then. I'll check out the app. Thanks for the reply.

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