How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences via CDNvideo?

Elizaveta Nesova
November 6, 2019
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. Getting started with streaming

  1. Open TrueConf Server control panel , go to the Streaming section and press Add Configuration .
  2. Click the Automatic Setup  button or (if you have an account on CDNvideo) press the link under the button.
  3. If you choose automatic streaming configuration settings:
    • enter the email address that will be used for  CDNvideo service account;
    • check the box in order to agree with the terms of use of CDNvideo service.

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.

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 2. Creating a video conference

  1. Open TrueConf Server control panel and create a conference according to the user manual ;
  2. If you set up the conference in the Additional tab:
    • Check Enable Streaming box;
    • In the list of presets choose previously created stream configuration on CDNvideo service.
  3. Save the conference.

Step 3. How to connect to the streaming session through CDNvideo service

  1. Choose the conference you’ve created in the conference list on TrueConf Server control panel.
  2. Press Display conference details  in the side menu of the page.
  3. Follow the link next to Integration caption.
  4. Copy the HTML code of CDNvideo player widget in order to stream the conference.
  5. Place the code you’ve copied to the internet page where you are going to stream the conference.
  6. Start the conference. TrueConf Server will itself call the video conference owner and all its participants. When the conference starts it will be automatically streamed from the internet page where CDNvideo widget was placed.

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

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.

Still have questions? Please contact our support team directly via online chat

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