Monitor an active stream
Monitor all active streams
The Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service monitors resources continually. When a live stream or transcoder is running, you can get a quick view of statistics about how it's connecting and transcoding.
- Do one of the following:
- On the Live Streams page, click any started stream.
- On the Transcoders page, click any started transcoder.
- Look at the Statistics panels on the Overview tab of the stream or transcoder detail page to see connection, transcoding, and delivery metrics.
- Inbound: Connected – Yes indicates that the video source or encoder is connected to Wowza Streaming Cloud.
- Inbound Bitrate: Actual – The rate of the stream traveling from the encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud, in kilobits per second (Kbps).
- Outbound Bitrate: Actual – The total actual bitrate of all outbound video renditions, in kilobits per second (Kbps).
- Outbound Bitrate: Configured – The total configured bitrate of all outbound video streams, in kilobits per second (Kbps). Not shown for passthrough transcoders.
- CPU Usage – The percentage of available CPU power on the virtual host being used by the transcoder.
- GPU Encoder Usage – The percentage of available GPU encoding power on the virtual host being used by the transcoder. Appears only for active 4K streams.
- GPU Decoder Usage – The percentage of available GPU decoding power on the virtual host being used by the transcoder. Appears only for active 4K streams.
- Frame Size – The configured frame size of the source video, in pixels. A warning appears if the configured frame size differs from the actual frame size being received from the source by Wowza Streaming Cloud.
- Frame Rate – The frame rate of the video, in frames per second, at the transcoder. A warning appears if the frame rate is too low, which might indicate a problem at the stream source, or if it's too high, which might overload the transcoder's CPU.
- Keyframe Interval – The number of video frames compressed in a group of pictures (GOP) between keyframes at the transcoder. A warning appears if the keyframe interval varies from the recommended rate of being equal to or twice the frame rate.
- Total Unique Viewers – The total number of times the live stream or transcoder has been viewed. A single unique view is one IP address receiving at least one chunk of the stream on any player or device in a 24-hour period. A chunk is a segment of video that's 10 seconds or shorter.
- All times appear in the user's local time.
- The Video Thumbnail updates every 5 seconds.
- All statistics refresh every 10 seconds, except Total Unique Viewers, which begins to update approximately 2 hours after the stream starts and then updates approximately hourly.
- Total Unique Viewers may take up to 48 hours to finalize after the stream ends.
- Click Monitor on the menu bar to view a reversible tile for each started stream.
- Click Statistics in the lower-right corner of a tile to view connection, transcoding, and delivery details for the stream.
- Click Thumbnail in the lower-right corner of a tile to see a frame thumbnail for the stream.
- Click the go-to icon in the upper-right corner of a tile to go to the hosted page for the stream, if there is one.
- Click the live stream name in the upper-left of a tile to go to the stream's detail page.