Recommended Settings for Playtesting, Build Reviews, and QA

Parsec for Teams makes remote testing and video playback a reality. Testers need a seamless experience, with perfect graphics, precise inputs, and a stable connection. We’ve got the settings that’ll be perfect for testing, reviews, and QA.

Constant FPS Mode
Recommended Setting: Off

Fix the frame rate of a stream (usually 60FPS). Static screens, images, and documents maintain crisp details even when they aren’t in motion.

Testers using Parsec should plan to have Constant FPS disabled when connecting to a game.

4:4:4 Color Mode
Recommended Setting: Off, it increases latency

Removes color subsampling from your stream to improve color fidelity across the board. It benefits developers by improving the fidelity of contrasting colors, especially in text editors. It may add latency and extra load on some clients with hardware older than a GTX 1600 series, or Intel 11th gen, so it is best to leave disabled when in doubt.

It’s only available on hosts with NVIDIA GPUs running GTX 1000/1600 and RTX 2000/3000 and their respective Quadro equivalents, and Intel integrated graphics with Ice Lake, Tiger Lake (11th gen) or newer.

Bandwidth Limit
Recommended Setting: 25Mbps

Adjusting bandwidth is one of the best ways to increase video fidelity. Parsec defaults to 10Mbps, but with speedy internet, adjusting up to 25-30Mbps can help quite a bit. You can also reduce your bandwidth usage by selecting H.265 as your preferred codec.

Frame Rate Setting
Recommended Setting: 60FPS, but it's Adjustable up to 240FPS

Adjust frame rate directly in “Host Settings”, all the way up to 240FPS. Many machines won’t support it, but if you’re testing something running at that level, we’ve got you covered.

Approved Apps
Recommended Setting: Use it if you're inviting guests to join your computer

In Settings, manage what apps are accessible to connected testers. Perfect when testing a single game or protecting something confidential.

These Apps? Approved - Only approve the apps you want testers to be able  to see and interact with

Fig 1: “The Tester” Preset - Enable all of these settings for an ideal experience playtesting, reviewing video, and handling quality assurance.