How to configure conference streaming via Wowza Streaming Cloud

Alina Krukova
May 28, 2019
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).

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)
  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).
  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.
  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.
  5. Check stream information (see Picture). If everything is correct, click Finish.

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);
  •  In the Hosted Page section, you will find the link to the player page if its URL has not been provided before (see Picture);

Step 4. How to set up a conference stream in TrueConf Server

  1. Access TrueConf Server control panel.
  2. Create a conference in the Group Conferences section according to TrueConf Server guide;
  3. Go to the conference edit page in the Streaming section, click Turn On, then press Add preset in the pop-up window:
  4. Go to the stream configuration window and fill in the fields using the data obtained while completing Step 3. 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).
  5. Save the created conference.

Step 5. Start the stream

  1. Click Start Live Stream on the stream page (see Step 3) of Wowza Streaming Cloud site.
  2. Go to the Group Conferences → Conference List section and choose the created conference from the in TrueConf Server control panel and click Launch.
  3. Video conference streaming on Wowza Streaming Cloud will start automatically on its hosted page.

If the conference was scheduled, streaming will start according to this schedule.

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