Setting up the HTTP Pull server
- Click the HTTP Pull button under Outputs on the Encoder Control page
- Select a valid Video and Audio Source
- Set the number of segments and segment length. Our defaults are 10 segments at a length of 2 seconds.
- Select the Media Type
- Turn Ultra Low Latency ON or OFF and adjust Chunk Duration, if necessary. Our default is 3 Frames.
- Click the ON/OFF switch to ON
- Click Save
Viewing the HLS stream on a local network
Copy and enter the Local HLS URL listed in the HTTP Pull output page into a video player that supports HLS. Wowza streaming servers can also be used with HTTP Pull to pull the HLS stream from the Videon device.
This can also be done by entering the URL into the URL bar of a browser that supports HLS playback. Below is a list of suggestions:
- Chrome browser using the Native HLS Playback extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/native-hls-playback/emnphkkblegpebimobpbekeedfgemhof?hl=en-US
- Microsoft Edge browser
- Safari browser
- Chrome or Safari on a smartphone
Viewing the stream on a non-local network
The instructions are largely the same, except that port forwarding is required to enable a client connection to the HLS server hosted on the Videon device.
For instructions on how to port forward, read this guide.
Once the port forwarding has been completed, you can enter the following into the above browsers or a non-local network HLS player: http://[Public IP address]/live/playlist.m3u8