A Publishing point refers to the physical location of the streaming server that the live video feed is first delivered to (ingest) via an encoder and the playback URLs the VIDIZMO player uses to playback live stream (egress), effectively hosting the stream for all viewers. A publishing point allows you to fine tune and re-use your Playback URLs for frequent live events.
Publishing Point is a combination of Ingest Point(s) and a Playback URL, with the ingest point on one end of the Streaming Server which takes input from the encoder and on the other end, the streaming server provides a Playback URL for the player to playback the content. The quality of the playback content depends upon the streaming server's ability to transcode different renditions for the player.
VIDIZMO Streaming Servers are specially designed to simultaneously live transcode ingested streams in different qualities i.e. 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p etc. and combine them to create a single source file or manifest file for the player. Manifest files store stream metadata, which is used by the players to provide the best quality streams. The player, depending upon the available bandwidth, then takes relevant information from the manifest file and decides which quality to stream.
Follow the steps below to learn how to create a Publishing Point for live streaming in VIDIZMO:
1. From the Account/Portal Homepage, go to Admin >> Control Panel.
i. Click on the menu icon on the top left-hand corner of the screen to bring up the left navigation pane.
ii. Then click on the down arrow to expand the Admin section.
iii Select the Control Panel tab to open the Manage Portal navigation pane.
3. From the Manage Portal navigation panel:
i. Select the Live Streaming tab to list options available under it.
ii. Click on the Publishing Point tab to open its screen on the right-hand side.
iii. To add a Publishing Point for your streaming server, use the Add Publishing Point button.
3. From the Add Publishing Point screen:
i. Enter the Title for your Publishing Point.
ii. Enter a Stream Name. Click on Check Availability to validate if the stream name is available. You will not be allowed to specify a stream name that already exists.
iii. The Description field allows you to enter a brief description for your Publishing Point.
iv. Now, select a Server from the dropdown list. In the Server field, you can select from the list of names appearing in the drop-down. These values and are populated from the "Title" field when setting up the ECDN from Admin >> Control Panel >> ECDN >> Add ECDN.
v. Low Latency: Check this box to enable Low Latency settings.
Note: Low Latency mode allows VIDIZMO to maintain the quality of the stream by taking into account the network condition. Latency is reduced only if a smooth playback experience is still possible and viewers who have good connectivity see a lower latency compared to those who face network constraints.
vi. Stream Quality: Select the renditions that you wish to have created when you start streaming.
vii. Enable Authentication: Enabling Authentication will require you to provide login credentials when setting up your encoder. When this checkbox is enabled, User Name and Password fields are made available to enter your credentials.
viii. Client Stream Read Access/ Client Stream Write Access: Enter the IP of the streaming server which will be used to communicate with the Publishing Point or enter an asterisk ( * ) to allow all IPs. If these fields are left blank, it will automatically assume all IPs are allowed.
ix. Recording Enabled: When the checkbox is selected, this feature allows you to record the content in the location you had provided during ECDN setup.
To learn more, click here on How To Setup VIDIZMO ECDN.
The Publishing Point can now be used to schedule a Live Webcast.
Click here to learn more on How to Schedule a Live Webcast in VIDIZMO.
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