In Studio, you can manually start a web video by creating one from an encoder video which will allow you to broadcast it to your viewers through social media and embed options. If your event ends early, you can also manually stop the web event so the broadcast ends for your viewers.
Manually Start a Web Video From an Encoder Video
You can create a web video from any encoder video in your Encoder Videos tab, including live and completed events. When you manually start your encoder or schedule an event and that time comes, Studio will create an encoder video which is stored in a specific encoder channel and will appear in this tab.
To learn more about manually starting your encoder, see Manually Start or Stop an Encoder.
- Navigate to Library > Encoder Videos.
- Hover over the encoder video you want to create a web video from and click the actions icon > Start a Web Video.
- Give the web video a name.
- Select the web channel it will be stored in and the web preset.
Web channels store your content temporarily. To learn more about storage length and changing how long your content is stored, see Change How Long Content Is Stored in Channels. Web presets tell your encoder which audio channels to pull from.
- Select the start and stop positions for the web video. If you created cues to section the event, select them from the dropdown menus. If you want the entire event, leave Beginning of Encoder Video and End of Encoder video as the start and stop positions.
To learn more about creating, editing, and managing cues, see Add Cues to a Video.
- Choose the playout behavior for the web player.
- Realtime playout means your viewers will only be able to scrub forward to what’s showing as live and back to the start of the event.
- Faster than realtime (ASAP), video active immediately pushes the entire video out and viewers will be able to scrub back and forth through its entirety.
- Faster than realtime (ASAP), use for next scheduled sim-live sets aside the video for the next replay event but doesn’t make the content active on the associated web channel until it actually broadcasts.
- If you want to broadcast to social media, click Add Social Destination to select YouTube and/or Facebook. You will have to configure them individually.
- Click Start.
- The web video will start and show as the most recent video in the Web Videos tab.
Manually Stop a Web Video From the Library
Manually stopping a web video from the library will stop broadcasting to all destinations.
- Navigate to Library > Web Videos.
- Hover over the web video you want to stop and click the actions icon > Stop.
- Studio will bring up a modal asking you to confirm you want to stop this event. Click Stop.
- Your web video will now be stopped, denoted by the gray “stopped” tag.
Manually Stop a Web Video From the Schedule Page
You can stop broadcasts to individual destinations instead of all destinations at once from the Schedule page. For example, you can stop a broadcast to Facebook or YouTube while the embedded player continues to broadcast a live event to viewers.
All broadcasts appear on the schedule page, even if you manually started a web video.
To stop a web video from the schedule page:
- Navigate to the Schedule page.
- Find the event you want to stop broadcasting and click it.
- Select the individual destination you’d like to stop. If you want to stop broadcasting to all destinations at once, select Encoder.
- Below the video, click Stop.
- In the modal that appears, confirm you want to stop the video.
You cannot restart an event once stopped. If you want to start it again, you’ll need to start a new web video.
- That individual destination is now stopped and other destinations will continue to broadcast.
If you selected the encoder, all destinations will stop broadcasting.