• How to connect an Osprey Talon encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    The Osprey Talon G1 hardware video encoder is designed to be easy to use, portable, and stream both standard- and high-definition H.264 video over broadband and mobile networks to RTMP servers. It connects easily to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. When you choose Osprey as your video source, Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a six-digit connection code and an XML settings file. You can use either the code or the XML file to easily connect the Osprey Talon to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: Osprey Talon firmware version 1.1.X.154 (or later) is required. Check the Osprey Talon Series User Guide for instructions about how to check for and install firmware updates. You can also connect to Osprey Ceylon encoding software that runs with an Osprey digital or analog PCIe capture card.

    Contents


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


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


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure the Osprey Talon to connect to it. You can configure the Talon in either of two ways: by using the Wowza Streaming Cloud connection code, or by using the XML connection settings file that Wowza Streaming Cloud generated for the live stream.

    Connect using the Connection Code

    1. In the Live Streams panel of the Live Streams page of Wowza Streaming Cloud, select the live stream that uses Osprey as its video source.

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



    3. Sign in to the Osprey Talon web-based admin interface.

    4. Click the Stream 1 tab or click the plus sign to create a new stream.

    5. Under Output Setup, for Output Format, choose Wowza Cloud.

    6. Enter the Connection Code from the Overview tab of your live stream detail page.



    7. Click Authorize.

    8. Configure any other required settings for your broadcast. See the Osprey Talon Series User Guide (PDF) for information on how to configure a stream.

    Connect using the XML settings file

    1. In the Live Streams panel of the Live Streams page of Wowza Streaming Cloud, select the live stream that uses Osprey 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, osprey.xml, to a computer on the same network as the Osprey Talon.

    5. Sign in to the Osprey Talon web-based admin interface.

    6. Click the Stream 1 tab or click the plus sign to create a new stream.

    7. Under Output Setup, for Output Format, choose RTMP.

    8. For XML File, click Choose File and navigate to and select the osprey.xml profile.



    9. Configure any other required settings for your broadcast. See the Osprey Talon Series User Guide (PDF) for information on how to configure a stream.

    Test the connection


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

    4. In the Osprey Talon admin 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 Osprey encoder.

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    Originally Published: 05-16-2016.
    Updated: 10-13-2016.

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