How Do I Broadcast a Translation?

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With Resi, you can broadcast events in multiple languages by using additional audio channels. Using any Resi hardware encoder, you can select up to 8 audio channels when capturing content.

Each translation will require a unique web preset that will broadcast two audio channels (a stereo pair) to your audience in your web video (Learn more).  To begin broadcasting, either schedule or manually start your event(s). 

If you need more than 8 audio channels, Resi provides a license that allows you to configure up to 16 audio channels. Contact your customer success manager to learn more. 

1. Configure Your Signal Path 

Make sure that your audio signal includes all the required channels before reaching the encoder(s). In some cases, you may need to use an audio embedder (Learn more) to add additional audio channels. Resi also provides information on signal path best practices (Learn more).


2. Create An Encoder Preset with More than Two Audio Channels

Create an encoder preset that supports more than two channels of audio. This allows you to capture both the original audio and the translation audio. Encoder presets contain instructions for the input/output settings your encoder will use to capture, store, and transmit content. Learn more

To create an encoder preset that captures more than two channels of audio:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Encoder Presets.
  2. Click + Add Preset in the top-right corner.
  3. Give the preset a name and configure the input/output settings.
  4. Use the audio channels dropdown menu to select the number of channels you want to encode; two for each language you want to broadcast.  image13.png
  5. When you’ve finished configuring the preset details, click Add
  6. Your new encoder preset will be available for use when scheduling or manually starting your encoder.

3. Create a Web Preset for Each Additional Language

Web presets define video and audio channel settings for transcoding content from an encoder video to a web video (Learn more). Create a web preset that will use different audio channels than your original broadcast for a translation. 

You can create as many web presets as you need.

To create a web preset:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Web Presets in Studio. 
  2. Click + Add Web Preset in the top-right corner.
  3. Give the web preset a name and select the encoder video channel you want to use. 
  4. Select the left audio channel and right audio channel by using the dropdown menus. Make sure to select the channels that correspond to your translated audio.  image14.png
  5. Only toggle Deinterlace to Progressive if the encoder preset you are using is set to transmit an interlaced signal. Learn more
  6. Click Add.
  7. Your new web preset will be immediately available to use when scheduling or manually starting your broadcast. 

Studio will give you an error if you try to create a web preset using video channel 1 and audio channels 1 and 2. This is because there is a default web preset not listed, named Default, that already pulls from video channel 1 and audio channels 1 and 2 for broadcasting. If you want to use the default web preset, choose Default as the web preset when scheduling or manually starting an event. 

We’ve seen organizations have success using the default web preset as the original broadcast language and a newly created preset for the translation. However, you can create as many as you need and use any configuration of web presets to broadcast a translation. 


4. Create Additional Web Channels

A web channel is used to temporarily store broadcasted web videos and provide a persistent embed code that you can use to display the most recent broadcast associated with that channel. Learn more

You cannot broadcast to more than one web channel at the same time. If you want to broadcast a web video and a translation of that web video simultaneously, you’ll need to create an additional web channel for the translation. 

You can create as many web channels as you need.

To create a new web channel:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Web Channels.
  2. Click + Add Web Channel in the top-right corner.  image10.png
  3. Configure your new web channel (Learn more). 
  4. Click Add
  5. The new web channel will appear in the Web Channels page for use immediately.   

5. Schedule or Manually Start Your Events

  • Use the Schedule page to set up events ahead of time. When scheduling your events, make sure to select the encoder preset you created to capture more than two audio channels. Select the web channels you created for each broadcast destination. Then, select the web presets you created with the corresponding audio channels. 

    Prior to scheduling or manually starting events, make sure you’ve configured the destinations you want to be able to broadcast to and that you’ve got the embedded player on your website if you’re broadcasting there as well. Learn more: How to Stream to Facebook, How to Stream to YouTube, Embed Your Stream in a Website

    1. Navigate to the Schedule page in Studio.
    2. Click + Add Event in the top-right corner to get started. 
    3. Configure the event details.
    4. In the Encoder Preset dropdown menu, select the encoder preset that captures more than two audio channels. 

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    5. Add web and social media destinations by clicking the + Add Destination button. 
    6. Select the web channel you’re broadcasting to.

    You cannot use a single web channel to broadcast two different web videos at the same time. For example, you can use one web channel to broadcast to a single set of Web, Facebook, and YouTube destinatons but you cannot schedule or manually start another web video to those destinations using the same web channel simultaneously. To broadcast two events simultaneously, select a different web channel.

    1. For both web and social media, select the web preset that corresponds to the audio channels you want to use from the Web Preset dropdown menuimage11.png
    2. Configure the rest of the destination details. 
    3. Click Add.

    To broadcast a translation at the same time as the web video in your primary language, configure an additional set of destinations to broadcast to using the + Add Destination button. Select a different web channel for each destination running at the same time, which will provide you a different embed code than the first but can still broadcast to the same social media destinations.  

    For example, an organization has one web video broadcasting to Facebook, and YouTube using one web channel from 9:30AM - 10:30AM. To broadcast a translated web video to web, Facebook, and YouTube at the same time, they’ll need to select the web channel that contains the translated content. 

    1. When you’ve added all the destinations you’re broadcasting to, click Save
    2. Your event will now appear on the scheduler and begin/end at the times you’ve selected.

    See Schedule An Event for a step-by-step guide to scheduling an event. 

    With Resi, you can broadcast more than one web video at a time. All you need is a concurrent web broadcast license. If you need to add one or more to your account, contact your Customer Success Manager.  

  • You can also manually start your events, which involves both starting your encoder and web video(s). Manually starting can be used in situations where you don’t know exactly when your event is going to start and end or when you need to start an event quickly. 

    To manually start event(s), you’ll first need to start your encoder. Learn more

    1. Navigate to the Dashboard in Studio
    2. Click Start next to the encoder you want to start.  image7.png     

    If the encoder you want to use isn’t listed in the Dashboard, click See All, then Start next to the encoder you want to start. 

    1. In the modal that appears, click the Encoder Preset dropdown menu and select a preset that captures more than 2 channels of audio.  image12.png
    2. Configure the rest of the details in the modal. Learn more
    3. Click Start Encoder.
    4. Navigate to the Library > Encoder Videos tab.
    5. Hover over the new encoder video and click the actions icon image8.png > Start a Web Videoimage5.png
    6. Select the web channel you’re going to broadcast to. 

    You cannot broadcast two web videos to the same web channel at the same time. To broadcast two events simultaneously, select a different web channel for the second web video.

    1. Configure the details, settings, and social media destinations for the web video in your primary language.
    2. Click the Web Preset dropdown menu and select the web preset that corresponds to the audio channels you want to use.  image3.png
    3. Add the social media destinations you are broadcasting to by clicking the + Add Social Destination button and configuring the details for each.
    4. Click Start.
    5. The web video will start broadcasting immediately and will appear in the Web Videos tab.

    To manually start a second video for your translation, repeat the steps above, selecting a different web channel and the web preset with the translation audio.

    For step-by-step guides to manually starting your encoder and web videos, see Manually Start or Stop an Encoder and Manually Start or Stop a Web Video.  

    With Resi, you can only broadcast one web video at a time.  If you’re going to broadcast any events that overlap in time, you’ll need concurrent web broadcast license(s). To add them to your account, contact your Customer Success Manager.  


Case Study

An organization wants to broadcast a Spanish translation at the same time as their English broadcast. The organization:

  1. Creates an encoder preset to capture 4 channels of audio. image13.png
  2. Creates an additional web preset, which will use audio channels 3 and 4 for its Spanish translation.  image6.png
  3. Schedules an event, selecting the encoder preset that directs their encoder to capture four channels of audio. 

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  4. Configures the details of the event,
    • Using the + Add Destination button to select destinations. 
    • When selecting destinations, the organization selects a web channel to broadcast to.
  5. Selects the Default web preset with audio channels 1 and 2, which they’ve configured to capture the English-speaking version of the audio.  image2.png
  6. Configures all web and social media destinations for the English-speaking web video. 
    • For this first set of destinations, the organization uses the same web channel and web preset from steps 4-5. 
  7. Uses the + Add Destination button to configure the translation web video destinations.
    • When selecting destination, the organization selects a different web channel than the first set of destinations. 
  8. Selects the corresponding Spanish-translation web preset that uses audio channels 3 and 4.  image9.png
  9. Configures all web and social media destinations for the Spanish translation web video, using the same web channel and web preset from steps 7-8. 
  10. When all destinations are added, clicks Save at the bottom of the page.
  11. Both videos will be running at the same time using different audio channels. The web video using audio channels 1 and 2 will have the English-speaking version and the web video using audio channels 3 and 4 will have the Spanish translation.  Both web videos will have the same video content, but different audio. 

The event and translation are now scheduled, appear on the Schedule page, and will begin at the time the organization chose.   

To broadcast two web videos at the same time, you’ll need a concurrent web broadcast license if you don’t have one already. To learn more, contact your customer success manager.

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