The stream manager is your go-to section in the console to start and stop your live streams, monitor their performance and find advanced details for each stream such as the transcoding status, playlists and multi-streaming URLs.
Enter the Stream Manager from your event list, or detail pages, or directly from any of your streams, by clicking on the "Manage Stream" links.
The full power of the stream manager only appears when you have incoming video signals. Technical information, embed codes and analytics, are available on the stream manager, as well as the ability to publish and end your live streams.
A: When visiting the steam manager for the first time, you'll be greeted with a message asking you to connect your streaming software to send MCLS a signal. Once we receive your signal, the page will automatically update with the available options.
B: The details needed to start sending MCLS your stream is available under the "Stream Settings" tab, in addition to more advanced options like your transcoding status and playlists.
C: You can embed your events in advance before starting your streams. The embed will display the event title, date and location, and will automatically update to the live stream once it has started.
Your viewers will only see your live stream in the embedded player, once you have published your stream. This allows you to ensure everything is in working order, and to publish the stream at the correct time.
A: Once we receive a signal, your video will appear on the page, and you can publish your stream.
A: All good things eventually come to an end, and the same applies to your streams. To end your stream, click "End Stream" and follow the instructions. Depending on the configuration for the specific stream, the embedded player will now allow users to rewatch the stream.
B: Because monitoring stream performance is a critical part of ensuring your viewers are able to enjoy the stream, we've made sure that you always have the most relevant video consumption and stream data available in the stream manager.
Of course, we know that streaming a live event has many moving parts, not always controllable by you or MCLS; for example, a drop in connectivity could mean downtime in your live stream.
If this happens, MCLS will inform you of the disconnect (See A) and will automatically resume the stream when the signal returns, but you also can end the live stream (See B) if required.