• How to connect a LiveU Solo encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    LiveU offers a variety of H.264 video encoders for broadcasters and other professionals who need to stream from the field. Its LiveU Solo device connects to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. Just choose LiveU as your video source, and Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a connection code that you can use to send streams from a LiveU Solo encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: Watch a video about how to connect Wowza Streaming Cloud with LiveU on the Wowza Media Systems YouTube page.

    Contents


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


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


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure the LiveU Solo to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

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

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



      Note: Connection codes can be used once and expire after 24 hours. If you need a new code, click Regenerate Connection Code.
    3. In the LiveU Solo portal, select the solo unit you want to use and click Edit Solo Unit.

    4. For Output Type, select Wowza, and then click Next.

    5. In the Wowza Endpoint dialog box, click Add new Token.

    6. Enter the six-digit Connection Code from Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    7. Configure any other settings for your stream in the LiveU portal or encoder.

    Test the connection


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

    2. Click Start Stream at the top of the live stream detail page, and then click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.

    3. In the LiveU portal, start the connection.

      Wowza Streaming Cloud and the LiveU connect and the stream starts running.

    4. 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.



      Confirm that the stream is running in the LiveU portal, as well.

    5. Click Stop Stream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the stream in the LiveU as well.

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    Originally Published: 10-20-2015.

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