• How to connect the Matrox Monarch HD to Wowza Streaming Cloud

    The Matrox Monarch HD, a video streaming and recording appliance, can deliver live steams to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. When you choose Matrox as your video source, Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a connection settings file that you can use to easily connect the Monarch HD to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: Monarch HD firmware version 2.0 (or later) is required. Download Monarch HD firmware.

    Contents


    Create a live stream that uses Matrox as the video source
    Connect the Matrox Monarch HD to Wowza Streaming Cloud
    Test the connection
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    Create a live stream that uses Matrox as the video source


    If you haven't already done so, create a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud that uses the Matrox Monarch HD encoder as the video source.

    1. Sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    2. Click the Live Streams menu, and then click Add Live Stream.



    3. On the Live Stream Setup page, enter a Live Stream Name, choose a Broadcast Location, and then click Next.

    4. On the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page, select Matrox as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.



    5. Specify other video source settings, click Next, and complete the steps to finish creating the live stream.

    Note: For more information about live stream settings, see Add a live stream.
    Wowza Streaming Cloud creates the live stream and displays the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

    Connect the Matrox Monarch HD to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure the Monarch HD to connect to it by using the XML connection settings file that Wowza Streaming Cloud generated for the live stream.

    1. In the Live Streams panel on the left side of the Live Streams page of the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses Matrox as its video source.

    2. Click the Video Source and Transcoder tab of the live stream detail page.

    3. Under Download Configuration File, click Download.



    4. Copy the downloaded file, Matrox.xml, to the computer where you're running the web-based Monarch Command Center.

    5. In the Monarch Command Center, click the Settings menu and choose Stream.

    6. In the Streaming area of the Stream Settings page, click the Browse button next to XML File, and then find and select the Matrox.xml file.



    7. Configure any other required encoding settings for your broadcast.

    Test the connection


    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses the Matrox Monarch HD as its video source.

    2. Click Start Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page.

    3. Click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.

      Wowza Streaming Cloud opens the stream and connects with the Monarch HD encoder.

    4. In the Monarch Command Center, start your video source.

    5. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, confirm that the stream is working by looking at the Video Snapshot in the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

      The video snapshot displays a frame from the live stream every 5 seconds. The started date and time appear under the snapshot. Source stream, transcoder, and delivery metrics begin to update.



    6. Click Stop LiveStream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the stream in the Monarch HD encoder.

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    Originally Published: 04-11-2015.
    Updated: 10-13-2016.


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