Finish the Wowza ClearCaster broadcast

There are three ways to end a Wowza ClearCaster™ live stream broadcast: from Wowza ClearCaster Manager, from Facebook Live, and from your Wowza ClearCaster device. This article describes how to use each of these methods to stop (finish) your broadcast after your live event has ended.

Note: After you finish the live stream, it'll stay where you shared it as a video post.

From Wowza ClearCaster Manager


There are two places in Wowza ClearCaster Manager where you can stop a broadcast: the Broadcasts page or the Broadcast Details page.

Note: If you're simulcasting to Facebook and Wowza Streaming Cloud, you should stop the simulcast target before ending the Facebook broadcast to avoid dead air. Use the broadcast details page to do this. Otherwise, the Wowza Streaming Cloud live stream will continue for 20 minutes after the broadcast ends before timing out.

On the Broadcasts page

  1. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager with your Wowza account.
  2. Click the Broadcasts page, find the broadcast you want to finish in the list, and click End Broadcast

On the broadcast details page

  1. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager with your Wowza account.
  2. Click the Broadcasts tab, find the broadcast you want to finish in the list, and click Edit.
  3. (Optional) If simulcasting, click stopped to end the Wowza Streaming Cloud live stream and prevents dead air. The stopped button will turn red when the live stream has stopped. If you choose to skip this step, the live stream will automatically be stopped after 20 minutes of inactivity.
  4. On the broadcast details page, click End Broadcasts, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to end the broadcast. 

From Facebook Live


Click End Broadcast

On your Wowza ClearCaster device


  1. Use the LCD menu button controls to navigate to the Stream Menu.
  2. From the Stream Menu, select Stream Status, and then use the LCD menu UP or DOWN buttons to navigate to the Finish Streaming screen.
  3. Select Finish Streaming.

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