RTMP and HTTP Live Streams

You can use the Live Stream feature to upload content from an HTTP Live Stream (HLS).

Use the Navigation pane to browse to the Workspace and folder where you want to add the stream:

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Figure 1: Navigation pane

Click Add Item, and then click Live Stream.

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 Figure 2: "Live Stream" option in the Add New menu

There are two types of streams available in Ci — HLS Pull and RTTP Push. 

For HLS Pull, provide an HTTP Live Stream URL so that we can pull in the feed for you. Type a name in the Name dialog to identify your stream. This name will be used as the file name of the stream after processing is complete.

In the HLS URL box, type the URL to your HTTP Live Stream.

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Figure 3: HTTP Live Stream configuration modal window

 

You can push the stream to Ci once you put in a stream name and click the "Create Live Stream" button:

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Figure 4: RTMP Live Stream configuration modal window

 

Once the RTMP stream is created, we will provide you with a server address and a stream key:Screen_Shot_2022-04-13_at_4.35.06_PM.png

Figure 5: RTMP Live Stream settings

 

While streams are live, you can also click ‘View live stream information’ in the Context panel to find the HLS or RTMP details:

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Figure 6: RTMP Live Stream details in the context panel

 

The asset's thumbnail displays its streaming status. The original status will be "Starting Live Stream", while the stream is acquired. Once the status updates to "Streaming", select the asset to display the action bar:

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Figure 7: HTTP Live Stream in progress

Click Preview to view the stream.

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Figure 8: Preview Live Stream option

You can use the track bar to seek through the stream, and then click Jump to Live to return to live playback.

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Figure 9: Live Stream in the preview player

Click End Live to end the stream. Please note that you cannot restart a live stream.

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Figure 10: End Live Stream option

Please note that you must manually end the stream when you're finished broadcasting. Live streams do not end automatically, and leaving a stream open will result in additional costs.

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Figure 11: End Live Stream window

After you end the stream, it will be processed. The asset's thumbnail will display its processing status:

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Figure 12: Live Stream Ending status

While the file is processing, you can playback the video that has already streamed and access it through the MediaLog app. Additional actions such as download, sending a MediaBox, and VideoReview are only available after processing is complete.

    • Click Launch App and then choose MediaLog to log the clip during streaming. For more information about MediaLog, please see Logging media with MediaLog.

    • Click More and then choose Favorite to mark the stream as a favorite.

    • Click More and then choose Rename to edit the name of the stream.

Sharing active Live Streams via MediaBox

Active live streams can be shared securely with external partners and clients via MediaBox. Here's how to do that:

Once a live stream has begun, right-click on the file, hover over Share and select Add to existing MediaBox. Alternatively, you may also select the file and click the Share icon in the blue action bar and follow the same steps:

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Figure 13: Adding live stream to a MediaBox

Select one or multiple MediaBoxes to share the live stream and click Add to # MediaBox:

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Figure 13: Adding to one MediaBox

Once the live stream has been added, navigate to the MediaBox page and open the MediaBox the stream was added to. You can either double-click the MediaBox or select the MediaBox and click View in the action bar:

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Figure 14: Opening MediaBox

Notice that live preview thumbnails for live streams are displayed in the Player, Workspace folder view and MediaBox view:

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Figure 15: Live preview thumbnail

MediaBox recipients will be able to view the live stream in the Player simply by double-clicking the file:

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Figure 16: Viewing live stream via MediaBox

Once the steam has ended, the file will begin to process. Once the file has finished processing recipients will be able to download the file as long as MediaBox downloads are enabled. 

 

For any additional questions, please reach out to the Ci Customer Success Team by submitting a request here in the Help Center. 

 

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