Networked VGA Grid User Guide
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Stream content using HTTP or RTSP

The quickest and simplest way to deliver your content is to send the broadcast's URL to your viewers. You can provide separate URLs for each channel being streamed.

The format of the URL provided to you by the Admin panel depends on the method you used to access the system, either through network discovery using the serial number or IP address.

The system must be accessible on the viewer's LAN for the viewer to use access by serial discovery.

If your system is behind a firewall and you wish to share with remote viewers, you will need to set up port forwarding on your network. See your IT administrator.

URL options

Access MethodURL Format
serial discovery

http://<serial>.local/preview.cgi?channel=<channel number>

Where serial is the serial number of the system and channel number is the provided from the GUI (see below).

IP address

http://<IP Address of Networked VGA Grid>/preview.cgi?channel=2
rtsp://<IP Address of Networked VGA Grid>:<port>/stream.sdp

Where the IP address is the IP address of the system and the port and channel number informationis provided on the channel's status page.

To retrieve the stream URL for your viewers:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. From the Admin panel, click a Channel; the menu expands.
  2. Click Status; the following page opens displaying the stream protocol that is supported based on the selected codecs.

  1. Jot down the either the Live Broadcast , RTSP stream or other web streaming address. This is the address you can send to viewers or to create a link to your broadcast.

Users must install Bonjour Print Services on their Windows or Mac computer to access the live Preview using the serial number.

If you're seeing URLs with serial numbers instead of IP addresses and want to change this, log into the Admin panel by IP address (instead of by Serial number/Bonjour Print Services) to see URLs with the IP address. (See Connect to the Admin panel.)