Networked VGA Grid User Guide
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Start and stop streaming to a CDN

Once you have your CDN streaming configured for RTMP, RTSP, Wowza Streaming Cloud, Original Livestream or, you can control when streaming is enabled and disabled through the Admin panel or Epiphan Live.

Start and stop streaming

To start (enable) or stop (disable) streaming using the Admin panel:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. From the Admin panel, click the link for your Channel; the menu expands.
  2. Click Streaming; the channel's Streaming page opens.
  3. Scroll to the Stream to a server section of the page (your screen may look different depending on the streaming type you have configured).

  1. If Publish is set to disabled, streaming is stopped and cannot be started until you configure a publish type. See the other topics in this section.
  2. If streaming is enabled (started), click the Stop streaming button (next to the Publish Status label); streaming is disabled.
  3. If streaming is disabled (stopped), click the Start streaming button (next to the Publish Status label); streaming is enabled.

Start and stop streaming using Epiphan Live

You can control the streaming (and recording) of channels directly from the Epiphan Live Dashboard interface. (See Accessing Epiphan Live for information about logging in to Epiphan Live.)

Streaming (and recording) control buttons are located under the Channels heading.

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 on its name to display a small dropdown thumbnail view.

To start streaming and recording a channel, simply click (or press) 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 more about the Epiphan Live control interface, see Epiphan Live.