Through an RTMP connection we allow GoCoder to be utilized with our streaming service vCloud. This will walk you through what to change with your broadcast on vCloud and then what information to input into your GoCoder.
Note: If you are looking into how to setup broadcasts through vCloud please see the following: Creating a Broadcast
Editing a broadcast in vCloud to allow for RTMP streaming
Before the event you would like to stream, you will need to set up your broadcast to allow for RTMP streaming via Alternative Source.
Find the event you wish to stream in vCloud and select the Edit option on the right hand side. Toward the middle of the page you will need to click Alternate Sources and select RTMP from the dropdown menu.
Scroll to the bottom and click Save
Note: You must complete the following steps within one hour of your scheduled broadcast time. Otherwise, you will receive an authentication error message. If you are creating a new broadcast and trying to stream it immediately, you will need to wait 10 to 15 minutes for our servers to get ready for the broadcast
Next, open GoCoder. Click the Settings Wheel in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select Wowza Streaming Engine
Click the Host section, and input into the server field the randomly generated line of numbers and letters from the Host field on the vCloud Broadcast details page, plus the .blueframe.live. Each event you stream will have a different string of numbers and letters, but the .blueframe.live will stay the same every single time. Your Port field will always be 1935.
- EXAMPLE ONLY
- Server - (random set of numbers/letters unique to each broadcast).blueframe.live
- Port - 1935
In the Application field, input bf-s3plus into the Application blank (this will not change). In the Stream Name field, enter in your Stream Name from the broadcast details page. You can copy and paste this directly from the Broadcast Details page. The string of numbers and letters before the "&height" will change for each event that you stream through our system.
- EXAMPLE ONLY
- Application - bf-s3plus-passthru
- Stream Name - v3mg0w30?t=2f9c&height=720&rate=2500000&i=1
Note: Above is just an example of what these lines of information will look like, these are unique for each broadcast.
REMEMBER: You must complete the following steps within one hour of your scheduled broadcast time. Otherwise, you will receive an authentication error message. REMEMBER: If you are creating a new broadcast and trying to stream it immediately, you will need to wait 10 to 15 minutes for our servers to get ready for the broadcast
After entering in this information, you will be able to click the red circle in GoCoder to send the broadcast live. Click it again to stop the broadcast.
Your broadcast will automatically archive after an hour of being stopped. However, you can archive the video yourself, please view the following for information on that process: Manually Archiving a Broadcast.