Live streams. Create a live stream

1. Go to the Live streams section in the Streaming tab and click Create Live stream.

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2. Enter the name of your live stream in the window that appears and click Create.

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If the button is un-clickable, you have reached your live stream limit. To create a new stream, delete an existing stream from the list.

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4. A new page will open. Choose the appropriate stream type: Push or Pull.

Here you can also enable additional features If you activated them earlier:

  • Low Latency for streaming with light delay (4–5 seconds).
  • Record for live stream recording.
  • DVR to allow viewers to pause the broadcast.  

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The Pull stream type will suit you if you have your own media server for streaming. The live stream will be running on your server. Our server will convert it from the RTMP, RTSP, or SRT protocol to the HLS or CMAF (Low Latency DASH) protocol. Furthermore, our CDN will deliver the initial live stream in the new format to end users.

The Push stream type will suit you if you don’t use your own media server. Set the URL of our server and the unique stream key in your encoder (like OBS, Wirecast, LiveU Solo, and others). After that, the live stream will run on our server, be converted to HLS or CMAF (Low Latency) format, and be delivered to end users via our CDN.

The next step of the guide depends on the stream type you’ve chosen: Pull or Push.

5. Set up the live stream.

(If you selected Pull) Put a link to a stream from your media server in the URL field.

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You can specify in the URL field several media servers separated by space. In this case, the first media server will be used as the primary source and the next as backup servers. If the signal from the first source cuts out, we will automatically resume the stream from the second source.

(If you selected Push) Select the encoder that you will use for streaming from the drop-down list. Copy the server URL and Stream Key. In the screenshot below, rtmp://vp-push-ed1.gvideo.co/ is the server URL while 425969?7395… is the stream key.

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Insert the copied values in the interface of your encoder according to the appropriate instructions from the Popular Streaming Software section.

6. Start a live stream on your media server or encoder. You will see a streaming preview in the player if everything is configured correctly.

7. Copy the iFrame code to embed the live stream in your website or add a link to the stream in your player. Now your viewers see your stream.

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Statistical data can only be collected if you stream via our player. If you use your player, the statistics page will be empty.

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