How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud

Alina Krukova
April 3, 2020
Alina Krukova

With TrueConf Server you can stream your video conferences on Wowza Streaming Cloud via RTSP protocol. Streaming is available for both internal and public conferences . However, to use this feature, you have to activate the Streaming extension in your TrueConf Server license. If this extension is not included, contact us to purchase it or receive a free trial version (valid for up two months).

Getting started with conference streaming: 4 steps

Follow 4 simple steps to set up your conference streaming:

Step 1 – Create a stream on Wowza Streaming Cloud service.

Step 2 – Add a stream configuration from Wowza Streaming Cloud service to TrueConf Server.

Step 3 – Schedule a conference on TrueConf Server.

Step 4 – Launch conference streaming.

How to create a stream on Wowza Streaming Cloud

Step 1. Add your stream to Wowza Streaming Cloud

  1. Visit Wowza Media Systems website and create an account if you don’t have one.  
  2.  Access Wowza Streaming Cloud website. Use your account information to log in. Choose Add Live Stream in the upper menu.

Step 2. How to configure streaming on Wowza Streaming Cloud service

  1. Choose the stream name and the location nearest to you (see Picture)How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 1
  2. Set the parameters of video stream sources and streaming transcoder according tothe diagram (see Picture).
    • Choose Other RTSP as the camera / encoder connected to Wowza Streaming Cloud;
    • Select Push Stream as your streaming mode;
    • Turn on stream recording;
    • Turn off authentication (if necessary).How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 2
  3. Set streaming parameters (see Picture).
    1. Type and bandwidth of the streaming player;
    2. Time remaining before streaming;
    3. The splash screen that will be displayed until streaming starts;
    4. Logo (and its position) that will be shown in the player window during the stream.How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 3
  4. Hosted Page Settings (see Picture):
    1. Choose if your stream page will be hosted on Wowza Streaming Cloud or on a different website via a third-party player;
    2. Select a title and a logo;
    3. Write a short description;
    4. Select social media icons.How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 4
  5. Check stream information (see Picture). If everything is correct, click Finish.How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 5

Step 3. Stream page

You can find the following items on the stream page:

  • In the Overview section, you will find the parameters for configuring TrueConf Server (See Picture);How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 6
  •  In the Hosted Page section, you will find the link to the player page if its URL has not been provided before (see Picture);How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud 7

How to add a stream configuration to TrueConf Server

  1. Press Add Configuration in the Group Conferences →  Streaming section in the TrueConf Server control panel.
  2. Choose Add Preset in the window that pops up.
  3. Fill in the stream configuration template:
    • Enter Wowza Streaming Cloud in the Stream Server field.
    • Enter the details obtained during Step 3 in Primary Server, Host Port, Stream Name fields.
      Login and Password fields will be accessible after selecting the Authentication checkbox if you turned on authentication in the settings Wowza Streaming Cloud (Step 2).

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  1. Press Create to save the preset.

How to schedule a conference on TrueConf Server

  1. Create a conference in the Group Conferences section by following TrueConf Server documentation guidelines.
  2. Proceed to the Advanced tab on the conference edit page.
  3. Check Enable streaming box.
  4. Select a streaming template created during Step 4 in the preset list.
  5. Save the conference.

How to launch streaming

Press Start Live Stream on Wowza Streaming Cloud stream page (see step 3).

  1. Open the TrueConf Server control panel (Group Conferences Conferences section), select the conference you have created and press Start.
  2. Video conference streaming will be started automatically on the stream page on Wowza Streaming Cloud.
If the conference was scheduled, it will start according to the schedule.

 

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