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Introduction

From within the Media Manager Library, the live details screen can be accessed by clicking any live icon or name.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live streaming

From within the live details section, you can delete the event, access to embed code, or preview your live stream with these buttons.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live buttons

Live information

Live stream information can be found near the center of the live details screen. It consists of:

Status: Online or Offline The status will change to Online when your live encoder is connected and pushing a stream.

Total Views: A quick count of how many times the live stream has been viewed.

And the start and end date (if designated).

MainStreaming Media Manager | live info

Now that you're encoding, let's look at some of the other panels and options available in the live details screen.

The live preview window is a quick and easy way to ensure your live stream is working. When your stream goes live, the live preview player will show your live stream. From this window, you can start recording your stream for later use on-demand. You can start recording at any time by pressing the MainStreaming Media Manager | start recording button.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live video

Live sources

Before you can use your live stream, you must first designate a stream source. Look for live sources panel. Within this panel, you can designate whether you'd like to create a single ingest source (with or without backup), and multi-source.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live sources

Once you've made your choice, click the MainStreaming Media Manager | new source Once clicked, the select source configuration screen will open. For live video streams, MainStreaming ingests via RTMP. Click Default Rtmp Encoder (RTMP) to create a new stream source and click the MainStreaming Media Manager | new source button.

MainStreaming Media Manager | select source

The live details screen will now show a live ingest point (URL) for you to point your encoder. During encoder configuration, you will want to use MyStream as your stream name. You may now start pushing your live stream to MainStreaming.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live sources

Embed a live stream or event

MainStreaming Media Manager | embed
There are many options available for embedding or sharing your media. From within the video details screen, click on the Embed button. The Customize Embed Code window will open.

MainStreaming Media Manager | customize embed

Start by choosing the native player size or choose CUSTOM to enter your own values.

MainStreaming Media Manager | embed size

Then choose your player style. If no style option is chosen, the player will use Media Managers default.

MainStreaming Media Manager | embed style

With the landscape of the Internet ever changing, the use of HTTPS for website and media delivery is becoming more common. With these checkboxes, you can enable whether you'd like the media to play automatically on load, and whether you'd like MainStreaming to deliver the player via HTTPS.

MainStreaming Media Manager | customize embed

MainStreaming Media Manager | copy
Once your satisfied with the options available, select the COPY button. The embed code will be copied to your computers clipboard.

MainStreaming Media Manager | customize embed

The embed code can now be pasted and shared within your website.

Send a live stream or event by email

You can instantly email your video from the Email tab. Enter your full name and email address. In the "To:" field, enter the recipients email address.

Options are available to limit the amount of times the media can be played and whether you'd like the link to expire. You may also include a personal message.

MainStreaming Media Manager | send live

MainStreaming Media Manager | send live When complete, click the Send Email button in the lower right.

When complete, click the Send Email button in the lower right.

MainStreaming Media Manager | send live

Delete a live stream or event

MainStreaming Media Manager | delete
Live events and streams can be deleted from the library screen using the trash can icon (shown below) or within the video details screen by clicking the Delete button.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live info

Live stream and event title and meta data

Once your library of on-demand and live events grows, entering information (often called meta data) is vital. From this tile, you can override the original attributes of your stream which consist of a start date/time and whether your live stream is ongoing or has an end date. We recommend entering a description and notes as they're used by the Media Manager search feature.

MainStreaming Media Manager | live info

Set alternative content

When your live stream is offline, you can designate alternative content to display. Click the MainStreaming Media Manager | add alternative content button.

From the ADD ALTERNATIVE CONTENT panel, you can choose an on-demand video file or playlist. To create a new playlist, please see the Create A Playlist section

MainStreaming Media Manager | alternative content

Click the + sign to add alternative content.

MainStreaming Media Manager | select alternative content

Add chat to a live stream or event

An option for live chat can be enabled with you live stream. You must turn the chat feature on before you can enter a title or description. When ready to embed your chat window, click the Embed button.

MainStreaming Media Manager | chat

Add a poster and thumbnail to a live stream or event

To upload a poster or thumbnail to your live event, look for the Thumbnails Panel and click the upload button.

MainStreaming Media Manager | poster thumbnail

From the Select Poster window, you can upload a thumbnail or poster.

MainStreaming Media Manager | select poster

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