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How to go live with HLS to VLC in TVU Channel

TVU Channel makes it simple for anyone to take your channel live with HLS to VLC. Use your imported media in TVU Channel to walk you through the process.

To go live with HLS to VLC:

  1. In the Playout window, click the Media tab, drag your media to the playout schedule below the red line, and click the Take Next button.
  2. Click the Go Live button.
  3. Click + Add and select HLS. The HLS Settings window opens.
  4. Enter an Output Name.
  5. Set the video Resolution for this output. A higher resolution improves quality but increases network traffic.
  6. Set the Bitrate for your output. The bitrate determines how much networking capacity you are dedicating to the output. A higher bitrate increases network traffic but improves quality.
  7. Select a GOP size.
  8. Select a Chunk size (set to a multiple of the GOP size).
  9. Select a Slick Count.
  10. Type in an Index entry (Optional).
  11. Select a Stream Type.
  12. Click the checkbox if you want to Share Accross TVU Services.
  1. Click the Save button to finish creating this new HLS output destination. You can also click the Save and Go Live button to save it and immediately make this output active.
  1. The Push success message displays.
  2. In the top right pop-up window, wait for the HLS slider to turn green.
  3. Click the HLS Settings icon “…” and select Copy link from the drop-down menu.
  1. Open the VLC media player App.
  2. Click Media > Open Network Stream.
  3. In the Open Media window Network tab, paste the copied URL, then click Play.

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TVU Channel is a cloud streaming service created by TVU Networks that completely revolutionizes creating, managing, operating, and monetizing a 24/7 digital channel. Using cellular bonding and low latency features, broadcasters & producers alike can manage remote productions and multi-camera live streaming with ease. Our zero infrastructure environment has massively reduced the time, cost, and complexity of creating custom channels. In addition to creating new content channels, many broadcasters use Channel as a backup for their television stations Master Control.

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