How to setup a live event
This article explains how to set up a live event in Console. It does not cover how to create a stream to ingest to the live stream. For more information on Live, please see the Live Streaming Knowledge Base section.
To register a live event, open up the New Live Event wizard by pressing the "Go Live" button in the top right corner as displayed in the image below.
A dialogue will open where you control the settings of the event.
- Title - Set the title of your live event.
- Description - Set the description of your live event.
- Tags - Add tags to your live event.
- Category - Choose which category your live event should belong to.
- Owner - If you want to let a regular user to control this live event, you can change the owner here.
- Moderation - Set the moderation status of your live event.
Choose "Approved" if you want the live event to be visible on your Videosite.
- Feature - Choose whether you want your live event to be featured on your Videosite.
- Live Mixer - For accounts with Live Mixer enabled, if a Live Mixer project is to be used, it is selected here.
- Start event - Choose when you want your live event to start.
- End event - Choose when you want your live event to end.
- Event length - How long your live event should be.
- Preview lead time - How long before the event starts you want to be able to ingest and preview your stream without it being visible to end users. It is recommended to always set up your event with a preview lead time of at least one hour before the event starts to make sure everything works.
- Live Channel - Select which of your Live Channels you want to stream from. If selected Live Channel is a Pull or Bypass Channel, you will see "RTMP URL" and "HLS URL" instead of "Ingest URL" and "Stream name".
You can find out more on how to setup and manage your Live Channels in Setup live channel article.
- Ingest URL - If your selected Live Channel is a Push Channel, the Ingest URL is required for your encoder.
- Stream name - If your selected Live Channel is a Push Channel, the Stream name is required for your encoder.
- RTMP URL - URL to external RTMP Channel used for a Pull or Bypass Channel.
- HLS URL - URL to external RTMP Channel used for a Bypass Channel.
- Mirror RTMP - URL to RTMP stream where the ingest can be previewed.
- Poster Image - The image displayed before the event starts.
- Logotype - A small image shown in the top right corner of the player, when pressed the Logotype will link the to set Logotype Link.
- Autoplay - Player will start streaming as soon as it is loaded on the page it is embedded on. No action from the end user required on most devices.
- Chat - Enables chat functionality for the live event, allowing viewers to connect to a text chat associated with the live event. Chat can be moderated from Console.
- 360° video - If your live event is in 360° format, tick this box. Note that your ingested video stream must follow the equirectangular format, which is the standard for 360° video.
- Ingest location - Select the location closest to where you will be ingesting from. Selecting auto will choose a location based on your location when setting up the live event. If your account is setup to meet the GDPR requirements or you are using a mirrored channel, this option is disabled.
- Time shift - Enables Time shift for the live event, allowing viewers to pause playback and seek backwards by up to 4 hours while the event is live. More details can be found in Time Shift for Live Events article.
- Record event - Enables Recording. When a live event with Recording enabled ends, a recording of the event will be saved to your account as a video on demand under the same ID as the event. The recording is instantly available and all links or embed-codes used to present or publish the live event will instead show the recording. Recording is supported for events with a duration up to 12 hours.
- Geolocking - Lock the live event to only be available from within the permitted countries.
- IP Range - Lock the live event to only be available to users on the selected IPs and within the selected IP Ranges.
Create the live event
Create Event - Press Create Event when you are finished filling in the settings above and you will be taken to the media page of your new live event, it is then time to connect an encoder to the live channel.
You can setup an event without going through all the steps explained above by pressing Create Event on the first page of the wizard using default settings. How to configure your default settings for live events can be found Default Settings for Live Events article.
Note that you will be able to change details, scheduling, appearance, broadcast settings and security after the event is created.