Go live later setup page in Wowza Video

This article introduces the different parts of the Go Live Later page to help you find your way around the Wowza Video user interface.

When you click the Add new button, you can choose from several live stream options that can get you up and streaming quickly.

Go Live Later

This option provides the same experience as Go Live Now with most of the configuration done for you, but with the option to schedule the start of the stream at a later time. 

You can always adjust the default configuration we've done on the stream detail page after you've created the stream.

  • Title — A short, descriptive identifier for the stream that differentiates it from other streams. It doesn't have to be unique.
  • Region — The geographic region where Wowza Video transcodes and processes your live stream. Select a region that is as close as possible to where your stream will originate. 
  • Stream input type — The source for your live stream. 
    • RTMP, SRT, RTSP, WebRTC, Stream from file — Creates protocol-specific connection information you'll use to connect your encoder to Wowza Video. You'll access this connection information on the live stream details page. You might need to refer to your encoder's manual to make sure you add the connection information correctly. 
    • Wowza Streaming Engine, vMix, Epiphan, Telestream, LiveU, Teradek, Matrox, and IP camera — Creates a connection code or other specialized connection method for these cameras and encoders to make the setup quicker and easier.

      If your input type requires additional information, like a source URL for an IP camera, add that information when it appears under Stream input type.  
  • Stream profile — Input resolution for the incoming stream source. Precision in selecting the input resolution makes a difference when you stream high definition video and want the highest resolution available in the adaptive bitrate (ABR) ladder Wowza Video creates.
  • Record this stream — Records the live stream and makes the video available in the Videos section of the user interface.
  • Scheduling — A schedule can run once or it can repeat at a regular frequency.

    Note: You can't change the Schedule repeats option after the schedule is created, but you can change the days and times the schedule runs.
    • One-time start and stop — Enter the date and the start and stop time for the stream. 
    • One-time start or stop — Enter the date and either the start or the stop time for the stream. 
    • Recurring — After setting the date and time, click Schedule repeats and indicate which days of the week the schedule should recur and when the recurring schedule takes effect and ends.

      While you can only set up one schedule when you create your stream, you can create additional schedules after the stream is created on the live stream details page.