• How to connect a Teradek Cube encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud

    The Teradek Cube, a wireless solution for encoding live video, can deliver live steams to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. When you choose Teradek as your video source, Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a connection code as well as a configuration URL, either of which you can use to easily connect the Cube encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: Teradek Cube firmware version 7.3.4 (or later) is required. After updating your Cube firmware, perform a hard reboot of the device to ensure compatibility with Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Contents


    Create a live stream that uses Teradek as the video source
    Connect the Teradek Cube to Wowza Streaming Cloud
    Test the connection
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    Create a live stream that uses Teradek as the video source


    If you haven't already done so, create a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud that uses the Teradek Cube 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 Teradek 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 Teradek Cube to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure the Cube to connect to it. You can connect by using the connection code or the configuration URL that Wowza Streaming Cloud generated for the live stream.

    Connect using the Configuration URL

    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 Teradek as its video source.

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

    3. Select the Configuration URL and copy it to the Clipboard.



      Note: Alternatively, you can enter an email address and click Send Email to send the shortened configuration to a Cube user at a different location.
    4. Log in to the Cube web interface, click the Video Setup menu, and choose Stream Settings.



    5. On the Primary Stream tab of the Stream Settings page, click the Stream Mode menu and choose Wowza Streaming.



    6. Under Wowza Media Systems, for Mode choose Server.



    7. Click Load Configuration.



    8. Paste the shortened configuration URL that you copied to the Clipboard into the Config URL field, and then click Load.



    9. Click Apply at the bottom of the Stream Settings page.

    10. Configure any other required settings for your broadcast in the Cube web interface.

    Connect using the Connection Code

    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 Teradek as its video source.

    2. On the Overview tab of the live stream detail page, make note of the six-digit Connection Code.



    3. Log in to the Cube web interface, click the Video Setup menu, and choose Stream Settings.



    4. On the Primary Stream tab of the Stream Settings page, click the Stream Mode menu and choose Wowza Streaming.



    5. Under Wowza Media Systems, for Mode choose Cloud.



    6. Enter the six-digit Connection Code from Wowza Streaming Cloud and then click Connect.

    7. Click Apply at the bottom of the Stream Settings page.

    8. Configure any other required settings for your broadcast in the Cube web interface.

    Test the connection


    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses Teradek 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 Cube encoder.

    4. In the Cube web interface, 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 Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the stream in the Cube.

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    Originally Published: 02-24-2015.
    Updated: 10-13-2016.

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