Schedule Setup page in Wowza Streaming Cloud

This article introduces the different parts of the Schedule Setup page to help you find your way around the Wowza Streaming Cloud user interface.

The Schedule Setup page acts as a wizard that helps you to create your schedule.

  • Schedule Name – A short, descriptive identifier for the schedule that differentiates it from other schedules (maximum 255 characters). If you leave Schedule Name blank, Wowza Streaming Cloud creates a name based on the name of the live stream or transcoder you're scheduling, the type of schedule you create (start, stop, or start and stop), and the time and time zone you select.
  • Live Stream/Transcoder – The live stream or transcoder that you're scheduling.
  • Schedule Status – A schedule must be enabled in order to run. Select Enabled to make the schedule active as soon as you create it. If you don’t select Enabled when you create the schedule, you can enable it at a later time.
  • Schedule Recurrence – A schedule can run once or it can repeat at a regular frequency. Select Run once to create a schedule that runs the live stream or transcoder one time only, at the specified Start and Stop Times. To create a schedule that recurs, select Repeat and then select the day or days of the week on which you want the schedule to run. Then, tell Wowza Streaming Cloud the time range that the schedule should run by selecting From and To dates. Finally, specify the Start and Stop Times that the live stream or transcoder should run during the repeating schedule's time range.
     

    Note: You can't change the Recurrence option after the schedule is created, but you can change when a schedule repeats and runs.

  • Start and Stop Times – A schedule can either start, stop, or start and stop a live stream or transcoder. Select Start this [live stream/transcoder] to create a schedule that starts a live stream or transcoder. Select Stop this [live stream/transcoder] to create a schedule that stops a live stream or transcoder. Select both options to create a schedule that starts and stops a live stream or transcoder.
  • Time Zone – The time zone that applies to the schedule. By default, your browser time zone is selected.
  • Start Time – The time of day that the live stream or transcoder should start. For a schedule that runs once, also specify the Start Date that live stream or transcoder should run.
     

    Tip: When specifying the start time, allow a few minutes for Wowza Streaming Cloud to launch the stream or transcoder. If your event begins at 9:00, for example, set the start time for 8:55.

  • Stop Time – The time of day that the live stream or transcoder should stop. For a schedule that runs once, also specify the Stop Date that live stream or transcoder should stop running.