Controlling streaming and recording using Epiphan Live
You can control the streaming and recording of channels and recorders directly from the Epiphan Live Dashboard interface.
Stream and record channels
Streaming and recording control buttons are located under the Channels heading in the Dashboard view.
For each channel, the stream control is the left-most button containing the "signal" icon, and the recording control is the right-most button containing the circle icon.
When a channel is not being streamed or recorded, the streaming and recording buttons are gray in color and their respective timers are set to 00:00:00. If streaming has not been configured in the Admin panel, the streaming button will display the text "Not set". See Stream to viewers to learn how to configure streaming in the Admin panel.
You can preview a channel by clicking its name to display a small dropdown thumbnail view.
To start streaming and recording a channel, simply click the channel's streaming and/or recording buttons.
When clicked, the streaming button turns blue in color and the recording button turns red. The timer contained within each respective button also begins to count upward.
Alternatively, you can also control streaming and recording of a channel via the Dashboard's monitoring panels. See Networked VGA Grid User Guide You are here: Start here > Epiphan Live > Streaming, recording and monitoring using the Dashboard interface > Configuring Dashboard panels for visual confidence monitoringStreaming, recording and monitoring using the Dashboard interfaceUnderstanding the Dashboard interfaceConfiguring Dashboard panels for visual confidence monitoringMonitoring video and audio sourcesControlling streaming and recording using Epiphan LiveConfiguring Dashboard panels for visual confidence monitoringYou can customize each Dashboard panel to display a specific channel, or source. Epiphan Live allows you to configure up to 8 different panels for comprehensive live preview confidence monitoring of channels and sources. Note that when Dashboard panels are configured, other users idle on the Dashboard interface must refresh the page in their web browser to display the updated panels.The limit of 8 live preview panels applies across all other open instances of Epiphan Live (additional users may access Epiphan Live simultaneously from separate locations, for example, or an operator may accidentally open a duplicate Epiphan Live interface.)You can also display the following set of basic system information in your panels:CPU load (%).Quantity of streaming connections.The current streaming bandwidth (bitrate).Automatic file upload status (enabled or disabled). See File and recording transfer.Storage available on your Networked VGA Grid.To configure your Dashboard panels:Log in to Epiphan Live (see Accessing Epiphan Live).Click the drop down box under your desired panel (text says "None" if the panel is not yet configured), and select a channel, source or output from the dropdown menu. Control streaming and recording directly from the Dashboard panel! When a channel is applied to a Dashboard panel, streaming and recording control buttons appear under the panel.Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page to preserve your changes (if you don't save, then your panel configuration changes are lost when you refresh or navigate away from the Dashboard).You can navigate between 3 separate sets of Dashboard panels by clicking the circle icons above the first row of panels. You can also configure each panel set to display either 2 or 4 panels by clicking the 2x/4x icons above the upper-right Dashboard panel. for more information.
If the stream is not able to publish, the streaming button flashes blue and displays "ERROR".
In this case, check the streaming configuration settings for your channel in the Admin panel. (See Stream to viewers to learn how to configure a stream).
You can record a recorder in the Epiphan Live Dashboard view using the button(s) located in the Recorders section. Note that the Recorders section only appears if a recorder has been added via the Admin panel (see Add a recorder for more information).
When a recorder is not being recorded, the recording button is gray in color and its timers is set to 00:00:00.
To start recording a recorder, simply click the corresponding recording button.
When clicked, the recording button turns red. The timer contained within the button also begins to count upward. Click the button a second time to stop the recording.