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Video - Channel Configuration

Best practice to build a live video channel

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To stream live video with Videolinq you need to create a channel. A channel is where you configure a video source, setup target destinations for the stream, and get the HLS path to design a player. Watch this tutorial video showing how to create a channel:

Step 1

A live channel is a video that comes from a source and goes to a destination. Destinations can be a social media platform or media service. You can also live stream a channel to a player you create. To begin go to the home page and click on the "Quickstart" icon.

Step 2

Give the channel a name and click on the "Next step".

Step 3

Now we need to create a destination. Click the green + icon or select from drop down destinations you created before. Click on "Next step".

Step 4

Choose a destination from preset options available or create a custom RTMP destination that will work with any streaming service provider or content delivery network (CDN) that accepts RTMP in video.

Step 5

Add a new video source or exist from a drop down of sources created before.

Step 6

Add a video source to the channel. This can be a Webcam, an RTMP encoder like OBS Studio, a pre-recorded MP4 file, or a live RTMP or RTSP stream.

Step 7

A channel was created. To activate a channel you must take these 3 steps:

(A) Enable the video source.

(B) Push "Go Live".

(C) Start destinations.

(D) (Optional) Create a video player and generate an embed code to put on a website or blog.

You will know that the channel is "active" because video will show up in the preview player, show up in the player if you created one, and live stream to destinations.

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