To send a live stream you need a live encoder hardware/software. Adobe Flash Media Live encoder is available to download on www.adobe.com. You also need the address and password to the live hub of your Qbrick account to start the live encoding. Normally you broadcast in H.264. A computer with high performance is not required but highly recommended. Check system requirements for the specific encoder hardware/software. The stream name can be set to anything. Lastly you need to create a media object that contains the live stream you created in the live encoder.
Your upload speed must be faster, preferably at least the double, than the data rate you choose to broadcast. This means that if you for example broadcast an 800 kbps stream you will need at least a 1.6 mbps (1600 kbps) connection. It is highly recommended that the connection has more bandwidth available than actually needed.
There is no limit on how many cameras you can use as long as there is only one encoded signal coming out from the encoder. There is also no limit on how many live streams you can have, but they must be in different media objects. Make sure to use different names on the streams.
Yes this is possible to do using our app "Mobile Publisher". Contact you sales representative if you are interested in adding that to your account.
Yes, when you stream to our hub you will be able to publish url:s that work on those devices. You can put those url:s in the media object on your OVP.
No, Wowza is a streaming server solution for live and on-demand audio and video. The Wowza platform can stream to several types of clients (smartphones, tablets and computers) and formats simultaneously.
Flash Media Live Encoder creates fragmented F4V (H.264) files that are optimized for streaming from Flash Media Server, which cannot be uploaded and encoded in the VMS unless you flatten them. The files can be flattened if you download the “F4V Post Processor” (available for Windows/Linux) from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/tool_downloads/). You can also encode the clip in for example the free program Handbrake before you upload it.
As long as the connection is stable almost any type broadband works. 4G can be used as a worst case backup, but it is preferred to have a wired connection. Make sure you have the right bandwidth required for the stream bitrate.
Qbrick does not save the live stream by default. You have to save the webcast on the encoder and after the webcast you can upload the saved file to your OVP account. In Flash Media Live Encoder you can check the “Save to file” checkbox and enter the location where you would like to save the on-demand file (FLV or F4V).