You can monitor how a particular stream performs using Live Stream Monitoring. This tool provides metrics that can help you observe the performance of a stream and detect and resolve issues as they happen or retrospectively (i.e., once the stream has ended). These data are stored for a year for recordkeeping purposes.
Live Stream Monitoring allows you to monitor the following metrics:
To view the Live Stream Monitoring page:
1. Go to Streaming on the Control Panel dashboard. 2. Click Streaming, then open Live streams. 3. Click the three dots next to the stream whose metrics you want to view (it can be a finished or ongoing stream). 4. Select Monitoring.
The Live Stream Monitoring page consists of the following elements:
You can hover the cursor over any data point on the chart to see the value of the selected metric (Kbps, fps, or key frame interval) in the tooltip. In this example, we have a point that shows the value of the key frame interval.
Live Stream Monitoring can be useful in debugging issues that originate at the source stream. For example, you see an unstable bitrate, too many key frames, or gaps in the graph. This indicates that there might be some missing or dropped frames with the source. You can then check your source and start working on the problem.
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