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Create a delayed broadcast from a file
Create a delayed broadcast from a file

Learn how to schedule a live stream from a pre-recorded file or remote live stream.

Updated over a week ago

Live streaming from a file or another live stream is now possible by using the Videolinq Scheduler. A schedule is assign to a channel and it automates channel activation from specific video sources. The live video output of a channel can be seen by the Videolinq player, 3rd party players, or by target destinations.

Step 1:

Configure a video source as a file. This can be a pre-recorded MP4 file , or a playlist of multiple files with or without closed captioning (VTT files).

Step 2:

Configure new target video destinations. This can be social media platforms, 3rd party video service providers and content delivery networks (CDN's).

Step 3:

Expand the "Scheduler" tab to create a new schedule. Give the schedule a name. Select the lower option, pick a day, add a time-slot with start/stop times, and "Create".

Step 4:

Enable the video source, destinations, and the schedule by clicking on the green play icon. It will turn to red square. Last, click the green icon "Schedule Live Video".

Step 5:

The channel will enter a "Standby" mode. Based on your schedule, at the set time, the channel will become active, pull the video source, and sent it to destinations. When the broadcast ends, the channel will return to "Standby" mode.

Important: To stream 24/7 live video from a playlist(s) you must subscribe to the Enterprise+ plan.

Tips & Tricks: when a video player is created from the channel HLS generated path, video will be available in the player when the scheduler is active.

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