Editing a Webcasting Event

Editing a Webcasting Event

Use the Edit Webcasting Event page to:

  • Update information about the event
  • Select or upload a thumbnail for the event
  • Add presenter information
  • Get the live stream details for your broadcast. (not applicable for Kaltura Self-serve Webcasting)

Additional tabs may be available depending on the MediaSpace configuration.

The Edit Event screen includes the following tabs:

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The Details tab is used for updating the following information: 

  • Event name
  • Event description
  • Event tags
  • Event start date and time
  • Event end time
  • Event time zone

After you have made all the necessary changes click Save.

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Use the Options tab to select whether to enable or disable comments for the event. During the live event you would likely use the Webcasting Q&A module to engage with your audience and respond to questions. We recommend to disable comments on the event during the event itself and enable comments again once VOD is available. 

To read more about disabling and enabling comments see Kaltura Webcasting - Optional – Set the Comments Configuration

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Use the Collaboration tab to change who can administer and is credited with media. Note that this is not necessarily the copyright owner of the content.

Begin typing a user or group name and choose from the auto fill options, then click Save.

Use the Collaboration tab to add collaborators. 

Begin typing a user or group name and choose from the auto fill options. Select permissions, then click Add.

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Use the Thumbnail tab to determine the thumbnail in the Webcast Event page. The Event page displays a thumbnail for the event. The first slide of the presentation you uploaded for the event is used as the default thumbnail. You can also upload a thumbnail from your computer.

To upload a thumbnail

  1. Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
  2. In the Edit Event window select the Thumbnails tab.
  3. Click Upload Thumbnail.
    The supported file formats are image files such as JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG etc.
  4. Upload a file from your desktop and click Open.

To download/save a thumbnail

  1. Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry that you want to download the thumbnail from.
  2. In the Edit Event window select the Thumbnails tab.
  3. Click Download.
  4. Save your image.

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You can add Presenter information that will appear in the Webcast Event page. Presenter information can include the name, title, short bio, link or a photograph of the presenter. To add a presenter and presenter information to your event see Kaltura Webcasting - Presenters Tab - Add/Edit Presenter Information

Viewers joining the event will be able to read the presenter info. For example:

 

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[collapsed title="Attachments"]

Use the Attachments tab to upload files as attachments to the webcast. 

Select the desired file, give it a title and description, then click Save. 

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Use the Live Stream Details tab to view the live stream information.  In order to initiate a webcast, please refer to the Webcasting Producer Guide

Live Stream Details

In the encoder output settings, configure the following information:

  • RTMP Primary URL  (mandatory) - This is the primary stream target URL for a webcast that uses an encoder. 
  • RTMP Secondary URL (optional) - This is the backup stream target URL. If it exists, your encoder will broadcast to both primary and backup endpoints for cases when redundancy is required.
  • RTMPS Primary URL - (RTMP over SSL) is the encrypted version of the RTMP protocol. This means you can send live content in an encrypted, secured and reliable way from your encoder to the Kaltura cloud.
  • RTMPS Secondary URL - (RTMP over SSL) is the encrypted backup endpoint. If it exists, your encoder will broadcast to both primary and backup endpoints for cases when redundancy is required.
  • Stream Name - This is the unique stream name that is used to identify your stream. Note that if you are broadcasting multiple bit-rate from your encoder, you will need to define several stream names with different suffixes (for example, myStream_1, myStream_2, etc.)
  • SIP User - Generating the SIP User will generate a SIP user that can be added to a video conferencing software to broadcast your call. For more information see this doc.
  • XML for FMLE - Download a configuration file for FMLE software.

Stream Configuration

  • DVR On/Off (not configurable)
  • Recording On/Off (not configurable)
  • Transcoding Profile (not configurable)
  • Preview Enable/Disable
    • If checked (enabled), the user must click on the Go Live button from either the Producer Application or from the KMC Real-Time Dashboard.
    • The default value is checked.
    • If the entry is live, this feature is disabled. 

Copy to Clipboard

The Primary and Backup details may be copied to clipboard. Click the copy icon next to the info you want to copy.

For an example on how to set up OBS Studio for broadcast, see Setting Up OBS Studio and Kaltura Live Streaming.

After you have made all the necessary changes click Save.

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Use the Display tab to change or modify an entry's display. 

After you have made all the necessary changes click Save entry theme.

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