In order to broadcast live you will need a software or hardware, so called "Encoder" to send the signal into a format suitable for streaming online.
Examples of Software:
Examples of Hardware:
Matrox Monarch HD
Create new live broadcast
Go to your playchannel.
Click on "Create new live broadcast"
Enter a title (remember to add details for clarity, for example, include the date of the webcast)
Description (optional - good to fill in the details that give viewers a good idea of what they can expect)
Turn the start / stop time - NOTE: This is not the time of publication and avpublicering, but only a graphical function that allows, the broadcast appears in the live calendar on your play channel, and the player gets a "progress bar", so it is clear how far into the broadcast lasted and how much is left of the regular broadcast.
Select the player to be hidden before the broadcast start time is reached. - In this mode, so you can send the live broadcast before the start time is reached, without viewers see something of the broadcast, for example, if you want to test before that everything looks good. It will be visible only to viewers when the start time is reached, or if you press the "Go Live!", When the transmission goes live directly (useful if, for example, it is to be broadcast starting earlier than the scheduled time).
NOTE! This requires an active internet connection, and that we receive the signal from you. If the internet connection fails or the signal is interrupted, we have nothing to record, so it is important that you also record locally on site to have a backup.
Select "Record" if you want the recording to start as soon as we receive a signal til our platform.
Select "Timed recording" if you want the recording to start at the same time as the start time is set for.
Then click "Save" - Now the page is loaded and you get more settings to choose from.
You can now choose to publish the live broadcast so that it can be seen publicly for your viewers.
NOTE! This can be done later, but is a requirement for it to go to see for all who are not admins.
Start / Stop
Recording - This shows if recording is active, timed recording or not recording.
NOTE! If the button is green and shows "Record", then the webcast will be recorded on our server when we receive the signal, so it does not record from the moment you activate the recording, but waits for a signal to be received, and then starts to record the insame second recording activated unless we simultaneously also receives a signal from you. )
For live broadcast you must upload a custom thumbnail if you want something other than our standard, or choose a predefined from your own globally uploaded thumbnails.
Upload your own by clicking the upload new thumbnail, select a file from the local computer, and then press Save.
Note that your thumbnail should be at least 617x347 for best results. TIP! We support transparent png files.
Access / PPV
Select "Paywall" under "Access Restriction" to restrict access to the content.
Enter a price for the content
NOTE! Lowest price is 29 SEK, and the ability to control access requires manual activation from Solidtango. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for activation of payment options.
This tab gives the ability to configure specific settings, for example, in some cases activate settings other than those that would otherwise apply generally to the whole play channel.
Here is information about which settings to be entered in the encoder.
Server URL: rtmp: //origin1.solidtango.com/origin
Stream name: [UNIQUE]
Max bit rate: 2 Mbps (At higher bitrates recommended live transcoding)
Sample Rate: 48000Hz
This is used when one device is often used to broadcast, and when it can simplify administration when your live source can have one "Stream Name" in the unit used for live broadcasting, and only in admin interface connected a new live source of every new live broadcast. Note that you do not need to change this setting if you are copying the current name of "General Settings", then the default is the current name that is listed in the "General Settings".
Here you can choose whether it should be those settings found under "General Settings", or if you want to choose a static live source, you can create and connect to an encoder for example, where there may not be as easy to enter the current stream name.
Here you can choose to activate live transcoding. This means that you can send in high quality and still feel confident that the broadcast reaches as many viewers as possible. We split your signal into three different qualities, to ensure that even viewers who have a low capacity internet connection will be able to see the broadcast, although in lower quality but the better flow and less risk of lag etc.
Change the settings on the broadcast device, you can see recommendations listed in the blue information box.
Choose the length that suits your scheduled broadcast time, for example 6 hours.
Note that you must activate the live transcoder in the admin section before you start broadcasting, and it starts counting after you pressed the button that of the length you want, and when you pass the confirmation popup that comes up after you have made your choice.
Now start the live broadcast from the encoder.
TIP! You can always watch the broadcast without publishing by starting player on the setup page.
Player (enables playback on an external site)
Thumbnail (clickable image, linking to the play channel)
Message to the viewers
This function is at the top of the settings page for the live broadcasat.
Here you have the opportunity to send out messages to the viewers, when having technical problems etc.
Select the type of message, general, warning, critical etc (these choices will determine what color the message may, for example, "Critical" gives a red color ..
Write your message in the box and press send.
To delete the message, tap you on the X in the message inside admin interface, inside the editing mode to the live broadcast, if you press on the cross out of play channel, so the message is only removed for you, it is still there for everyone else.
This message is pushed to viewers in real-time and ends up directly under the player, allowing viewers to get your messages without having to reload.
You can also send out an update, for example, if the problem is resolved.