How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences via CDNvideo?

Elizaveta Nesova
October 17, 2018
Elizaveta Nesova

With TrueConf Server, you can stream video conferences in real time using CDNvideo, a global live streaming provider, across any audience thanks to RTSP support.

RTSP streaming is available for all types of video conferences in TrueConf Server full version. To stream, you must have an activated RTSP stream license (you can check its availability in Summary > Extensions in the control panel).

RTSP stream license for TrueConf Server is fee-based with a free trial of up to two weeks. To activate this license and get more detailed information, contact us.

Step 1: Create and Setup Video Conferences

Create video conferences in TrueConf Server control panel. Open Group Conferences and click Create.
Streaming is available for conferences of any type. We’ll demonstrate a setup process for a private conference. Click the appropriate line to proceed to settings.

Enter a name, select participants and conference owner. You can schedule a conference by setting start date and time.  Once your settings are done, click Save.

You’ll see a conference list page opened. Find the newly created conference and proceed to editing by clicking Edit.

Step 2: Setup Streaming via CDNvideo

Click Turn on on the video conference editing page in Streaming section.

In the window that appears, select  CDNvideo Cloud Streaming. Log in to your CDNVideo account or, if you don’t have one, click Automatic Setup.

Click Automatic Setup to open a new streaming configuration. In this window, below Streaming server, enter an email address that will be used to register an account with CDNvideo. Read and agree to CDNvideo terms of use and click Create.

Please note that CDNvideo renders chargeable services (it also has a free demo version for a small number of viewers). Learn more about CDNvideo plans here.

If you already have a CDNvideo account, click Automatic Setup in CDNvideo Cloud Streaming to open Create New Configuration window.

Here, enter your username and password below Streaming server. Username is your email address used to create an account. By default, TrueConf Server administrator address is entered. Click Create.

What plans does CDNvideo offer?

  • Free trial (up to 10 viewers): free of charge, no technical support available.
  • Starter (up to 50 viewers).
  • Standard (up to 300 viewers).
  • Advanced (up to 500 viewers).

Step 3: Join Streams via CDNvideo

In Streaming, video conference editing page contains the Selected configuration is CDNvideolink and a currently inaccessible link with a HTML player code to stream video conferences.

HTML player code link will be available only after you save video conference settings and re-enter its editing mode from the general list by clicking Edit in Group Conferences > Conference List.

When this link becomes available in the video conference editing window, click on it to open the widget code of a CDNvideo player. Copy this code and place it on a web page from which you are planning to stream your video conference.

You can simultaneously stream your video conferences from several web pages.

In Group Conferences > Conference List, select the conference you just created and click Launch. The server will call the video conference owner and all the conference participants. At the conference start, it is automatically streamed from a web page where a CDNvideo widget was placed.

Additional Questions

What is the maximum number of viewers in a video conference stream?

TrueConf doesn’t limit the number of viewers in any way. However, the number of viewers is limited by CDNvideo plans applicable to you.

What is the quality of video conference streams?

Conferences are streamed in HD 720p.

What protocol is used to stream video conferences?

RTSP protocol is used.

How to change my layout in a video conference stream?

Learn how to change video layouts in our guide.

What happens to a stream after the last participant leaves a video conference?

The stream is automatically ended.

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