Live Streaming FAQ

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Why when enabling recording and live streaming, the stream grows into a really long stream ( instead of creating lots of clips )?
A break in broadcast could mean your network or encoder is going or has gone down. Kaltura supports appending content to the same logical entry for that event, with the assumption that you will want all content broadcasted to a particular named even...
What protocols does live streaming support?
By default the live streaming profile streams using HLS. Custom delivery profiles can include MPEG- DASH and Smooth Streaming delivery. Additionally multicast protocols can be used in internal delivery contexts.
How do I customize the live streaming transcode profile?
Please open a Kaltura customer care support ticket with the customizations your requesting. We will then add these custom flavors to your account and build the custom profile. The custom profile can then be selected as you provision live stream ...
Is Kaltura Live Streaming compatible with encoders other than Flash Media Live Encoder ?
Yes. Keep in mind the Flash Media Live Encoder auto-translates stream names of type 1_n3f4i616_%i to 1_n3f4i616_1, 1_n3f4i616_2 per given flavors being passed throughYou may need to use the named entry with indexes for the stream name, instead of th...
What encoder does Kaltura recommend for Live?
In general any RTMP compatible encoder should work with the Kaltura live platform. Wowza maintains a list of encoders on their site, also see the article  here that outlines compatible encoders. ...