Stream videos as live setup page in Wowza Video

This article introduces the different parts of the Stream a Video as Live 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 to quickly get you streaming.

Stream a Video as Live

The stream a video as live stream option gives you complete control over the streaming workflow. Configure the stream the way you need to meet your specific business need. Many of the configurations available in the Wowza Video legacy UI are also available here.

  • Title — A short, descriptive identifier for the stream that differentiates it from other streams. It doesn't have to be unique.
  • Description Description of the live stream. Typically, you'd describe the purpose of the stream or other stream-related notes.
  • 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.
  • Video — The source of the live stream. Select the video you want to stream from the Video dropdown. 
  • Looping —The video will play repeatedly until you stop the live stream.
  • Poster image — A poster image to appear in the player before the stream begins. To prevent distortion or cropping, make sure the image has the same resolution as the source video. Poster images must be GIF, JPEG, or PNG format and no larger than 2.5 MB.
  • 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.