We are covering some issues you may encounter when working with both Live and VOD streams, as well as steps you can take to troubleshoot them.
For the most common issues, such as video not playing, taking a long time to start streaming, or looking blurry, these basic checks should help:
Other things to try:
Stream does not appear on some devices
Possible cause: Device is too old.
Suggested solution: Streaming should work on most devices, but some devices may not be compatible. Try using a modern device with enough processing power and memory to successfully stream video.
Stream returns an HTTP 404 error
Possible cause: Transcoding is in progress.
Suggested solution: Each video chunk may take several seconds to transcode. Allow 10 to 15 seconds for this to happen. Once the chunks have been transcoded, the stream should be ready to play.
Possible cause: Low Latency is not enabled in the Customer Portal.
Suggested solution: Contact our support team to activate this option.
Stream returns an HTTP 502 error
Possible cause: CDN resource settings have been changed from the preset settings.
Suggested solution: Contact our support team to assist you in restoring the settings.
Possible cause: Token configuration is not synchronized.
Suggested solution: Contact our support team to help you restore the settings.
Current broadcast contains DVR chunks of the previous broadcast
Possible cause: The broadcast is over, but the stream has not been stopped.
Suggested solution: This is a normal behavior.
To avoid this situation:
Low latency mode has a delay of more than 5 seconds
Possible cause: The player does not support the DASH.JS library.
Suggested solution: Our low latency solution has a latency of 4-5 seconds. If the delay is more than 5 seconds:
Video is not uploaded
Possible cause: Upload has been interrupted by closing or reloading the window.
Suggested solution: Try uploading again and be careful not to interrupt the process. If the size of the video is more than 500 MB, the upload will resume where it left off.
Possible cause: Not enough storage space to complete the upload.
Suggested solution: Confirm in the Storage statistics that you have used up your storage. Contact our support team to increase the storage space.
Upload to the control panel is interrupted by a session timeout (force logout)
Possible cause: Video is too large to upload through UI.
Upload is stuck in the Processed state for a long time
Possible cause: Processing queue is too long or loaded with large videos.
Suggested solution: Wait a while and then try uploading again.
No sound when using Gcore player
Possible cause: The audio is encoded with an unsupported codec.
Suggested solution: Set the audio codec to AAC. Note that if you are using Adobe FMLE on Windows, you need to purchase an AAC encoder plugin in order to use the AAC audio format.
Selected Gcore player does not render on the page
Possible cause: Some parameters have been added to the URL in the embed code.
Suggested solution: Contact our support team to troubleshoot the issue further.
No playback controls on the Gcore player
Possible cause: Disable Skin is active.
Suggested solution: Turn this option off.
If none of the above work or apply to your issue, contact our support team with the following information:
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