How to send a signal from a LiveU device to make.tv

Different audio and video sources, video clips, local webcams or streaming signals from other live sources can be connected to make.tv either directly, through a mixer (ie. Wirecast etc.) or via an online/hardware encoder (ie. Flash Media Live Encoder, Teradek Cube, LiveU etc.).

There is no limit on how many inputs you send or use in the make.tv Studio.

This step by step guide will show you how to send an input via LiveU into the studio.

Steps for user of 2.0 servers

1. Go to your LU-Central page and login. Please note that you will need Google's Chrome Browser for this procedure.

2. Select "Channels" and then click on "Configure CDN"

3. Click on the "Add" Button to add a new configuration

4. Fill out the following details:

  • CDN Name: any desired name (choose whatever you want)
  • Broadcaster: make.TV
  • Required URL: rtmp://encoding.smt-services.com/stream...
  • Stream ID: create a stream name
  • Video Resolution: choose one of the available resolutions
  • Video Bitrate: choose one of the available bitrates

5. Click on "save" and close the window

The next step is to set up your server to stream to the selected CDN.

6. Go to your channel and select the desired server.

7. Click on the little arrow on the left of each server

8. Choose the desired CDN and click on “Set” in order to add to your server the right CDN configurations

Steps for user of 1.6 servers

1. Go to your LU-Dashboard page and login

2. After logging in you will see the content of the "Devices" tab

3. Click on the "Channels" tab

4. Here you have to drop down box where you can choose your server (channel)

5. Select the desired channel

6. Please select "Make.tv" from the next drop down box which is called "Broadcaster"

7. Fill in the following details:

  • CDN Name: any desired name (choose whatever you want)
  • Required URL: rtmp://encoding.smt-services.com/stream...
  • Stream ID: create a stream name
  • Video Resolution: choose one of the available resolutions
  • Video Bitrate: choose one of the available bitrates

8. Click on the "save to DB" button

9. The newly created CDN name will now appear in the "CDN Name" drop down box

10. Select it and click on "set"

Associate your device with the server

Next thing what you will have to do is to associate your device with the server.
Please follow these steps:

1. Start/open your LiveU-device

2. Go to your LU-Dashboard page and login

3. After logging in you will see your available devices

4. On the right end of any device you will see an arrow

5. Click on this arrow in order to take control of this device and make further configurations

6. To choose one of the servers please click on the "take control" button

 7. On the upper side of any item is a drop down menu with your different servers

8. Choose the one which you want your device to be associated with

9. After that, you can release the device again

 

Please note:
If you want to broadcast from a location where a firewall is blocking all outgoing traffic to destination port “1935”, you can change the protocol in the URL from “rtmp://” to "rtmpt://" and manually select the destination port “80” by adding “:80” after the top-level domain. Your URL will then look like this:
rtmpt://encoding0X.make.tv:80/...
If you want to duplicate your stream server side, and stream to additional channels, simply add “/COPY/[HASH-STRING-FROM-OTHER-CHANNEL]” to the URL. Your URL should then look like this:
rtmp://encoding0X.make.tv/stream/[FIRST-HASH-STRING]/COPY/[SECOND-HASH-STRING](/COPY/[OTHER-HASH-STRING])

Using this formula, you can duplicate your stream to all the channels you have access to.