A stream allows you to broadcast to Intelligo. This is vital for getting your content into the platform. Each stream is a unique ‘key’ that tells streaming software where to send the content it is broadcasting - a bit like a TV channel. Every item on your agenda that takes place on a Stage will need a stream.
If you are broadcasting from a single location, you will only need one stream. However if you have multiple locations, for example if someone is streaming a session from their own home, you will need a unique stream for that location. To set up a stream, navigate to 'Content' and then 'Streams.
Click ‘New Stream’. You will need to type a name for the stream, this is purely for identification purposes. You can also choose wether the stream is 'Low Latency' or not.
A low latency stream means it will be delivered to users computers with 8 - 15 seconds delay. This sounds great however you have to be aware that Low latency streams do not have any 'Buffer' time, what this means is that is your stream stopped broadcasting for whatever reason the stream that all your users are viewing would stop almost immediately where as a standard non low latency stream has a buffer of around 30 seconds, however the delay from live is between 30 - 45 seconds.
Once you have chosen your options, click 'Create' and your stream will be generated.
Now you have a stream, you can get the URL and Key of that stream and input it into your broadcasting software.
Intelligo also offers an additional failsafe in the form of YouTube Embedded streams. You can stream your content to YouTube, and then switch to the YouTube feed in Intelligo at any time should there be an issue with your main stream.
In the stream creation wizard, simply enter the youtube ID and a preview will be show in the box below. Once you are happy you can click 'Create' or 'Update'.
You can find a youtube video's ID in the URL of youtube, for instance take a look at the screenshot below of an Intelligo Demo video on youtube.
From here you need to go to the URL bar above the video and find the part that has v=xxxxxx
Your youtube ID is the string of characters and numbers all the way up to the & symbol, so for the video above it will be p0SL5BRfc_c
CAUTION: it is very important that your streams are set up and distributed correctly. If you have any concerns or are unsure about Streams, then please contact your account handler.