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Last updated: 2024-01-24 12:30:10
    OOTB live is aready-to-use tool that requires no intricate technical research or personnel investment.With only two simple steps, one can initiate personalized live streaming training or sales sessions. Utilizing this live streaming tool, you can effectively manage private traffic, operate your own brand, introduce and release company products, conduct promotion and training activities, and better track online training and sales results. This document principally outlines the operations for live room management on the enterprise management side, live stream push onthe host side, and live viewing on the viewer side.

    Prerequisites

    You have logged in to the CSS console.
    You have added a playback domain name.

    Points of Attention

    Currently, this feature is in beta testing. Fees are collected based on the actual use of the function. For more details, refer to Pricing Overview. As of January 1,2024, billing will be based on monthly subscription plans.

    Live Room Management (Management Side)

    Creating a Live Room

    1. Log in to the CSS console, go to CSS Toolkit > OOTB live.
    2. Click New room to enter the live room creation window.
    
    
    3. Specify Room name. The name can contain up to 20 characters and supports only Chinese characters, English letters, numbers, underscores (_), and hyphens (-).
    4. Choose Start Time based on your actual business needs and click OK for confirmation.
    5. Select Playback Domain that you have already added in the domain name management.
    6. A default live streaming cover is provided. If you wish to upload your own cover, click on Change. We recommend a JPG or PNG image of 2 MB or smaller, with resolution of 1280*720px.
    7. Click Create.
    

    Live Control

    1. Log in to the CSS console, go to CSS Toolkit > OOTB live.
    2. Select the created live room and click on Manage rooms. From the management side, you can delete created live rooms based on actual business needs, or copy and share links for viewing the live streaming.
    
    3. Enter the live streaming control page and choose the method of starting the live streaming according to your actual business needs. You can select Web, Publish, or Playback:
    Web: The host uses the web-based live streaming tools provided by OOTB live. Options for live streaming include using a camera, local files, or screen sharing.
    Publish: The host can stream using third-party tools such as OBS. In this case, the push streaming addresses provided by the system are entered into these third-party tools. For more information, refer to Push via OBS.
    Playback: This method is geared towards scenarios that require effectuating recorded video into live streaming (pseudo-live) or pulling streams from third-party platforms for playback on Tencent Cloud.

    Scenario 1: Web

    This scenario is mainly focused on real-time processing.
    1. When you select Web, you can allocate the page address to the host. Click on Copy to replicate the address.
    
    2. Copy the Playback URL at the top of the page or click on the copy icon to copy the URL, and then distribute the playback URL to your audience.
    
    3. To activate the comment feature, please go to Settings.

    Scenario 2: Publish

    1. By default, the system generates a publish URL and stream name, which can be copied to third-party publish streaming tools such as OBS for live streaming.
    2. The copied publish URL and stream name can be pasted into OBS's server and stream code respectively for publishing.
    
    
    

    Scenario 3: Playback

    1. The source stream address supports live streaming playback protocols such as RTMP, HLS, and FLV, among others.
    2. In the source stream address input box, you can enter the source stream address, which is equivalent to setting the content source to a live source in Pull and Push Streaming. After entering the address, click Play on the right to pull the corresponding live stream and push it to Tencent Cloud.
    
    
    

    Live Room Configuration

    Basic settings

    Log in to the CSS console, go to CSS Toolkit > OOTB live > Manage rooms > Settings.
    After completing the basic settings, you can adjust and modify the basic settings, including the live room name, start time, playback domain, and live streaming cover.
    
    
    

    Feature configuration

    1. Viewing Methods
    1.1 The default viewing method is Public. However, you may opt for Encrypted viewing or employ an Allowlist.
    If you opt for encrypted viewing, a password is required for viewing the live stream. This password should be between 8-14 characters in length and must not contain spaces, Chinese characters, or special symbols.
    
    
    
    When the viewing method is set to Allowlist.
    Click on Add viewer. In the ensuing pop-up window, you can continuously add new members as required or select and remove existing members.
    
    Verification Info: Please enter the corresponding verification information, such as employee number, mobile number, and so on.
    Nickname: Please set a name for the viewer. It could be the viewer's real name or a custom nickname.
    
    
    
    Click Create.
    Click Import via file to import CSV or Excel files to quickly add users allowed to view the live stream.
    Click Download template to download the import template. Maintain the list information based on this before importing, otherwise it may lead to import anomalies.
    Click Download template to download the imported template. Maintain the list information based on this before importing it. Otherwise, exceptions may occur during the import.
    
    2. Live Stream Interactive Comments
    The live stream interactive comments feature is disabled by default. You can click
    
     to enable this feature according to your actual business needs.
    
    
    
    Note:
    Live streaming room interactive chat, on-screen comments, and other interactive features are provided by Tencent Cloud IM. The default application is in the development version (the application name starts with "elvb_"), which is validfor one month. After expiration, you can go to the IM console to renew or upgrade the version at any time,according to subsequent business needs.

    Organization/Enterprise info

    The operational configuration information is disabled by default. You can click
    
    to activate it according to your actual business needs
    
    
    Name: Please enter the name of the organization or enterprise, no more than 60 characters.
    Logo: Click Upload to set an organization or enterprise's logo. We recommend a JPG or PNG image with the resolution of 1280*720px, of 2 M or smaller.
    Contact: Click Upload to set a QR code for the audience. When an audience clicks Contact us, this QR code will pop up onthe interface.
    

    Configuration Preview

    1. When modifying relevant live room configurations, you can instantly view the effects through Configuration Preview on the right.
    
    
    
    2. After confirming the preview, click Save, and commence the live streaming as needed.
    Note:
    The configuration will take approximately one minute to take effect after it has been completed.

    Host Side

    When the Host Is Not Live

    1. Even if the live streaming start time has not yet arrived, you can start your live stream in advance. Just click on Go live at the bottom-right corner.
    
    Note:
    The live streaming countdown refers to the time difference between the start time of the live stream and the current time.
    2. To confirm that you want to start the live stream in advance, click confirm inthe prompt box and commence the live stream.
    

    During the Host's Live Stream

    1. When the web platform is used to conduct a live stream, the WebRTC stream publishing protocol is employed (it is the only protocol supported on the web platform).
    2. You can conduct live streaming through a camera, screen sharing, local files, and so on. Click the Go live button and the system will commence streaming. Here's an example of how to live stream through uploading a video from local files:
    2.1 On the webpage, select Local file and choose the video file you want to upload. After the video is uploaded, click Go live to commence the live streaming. It's advised to perform a test in advance to ensure that the live room's settings and video quality meet your requirements.
    
    2.2 The host can click the
    
     button in the top-right corner, click Copy (the live room's name, time, and URL) or Download code, and forward it to viewers. The shared link corresponds to the live stream room. The audience can watch the live stream by scanning the QR code shared by the host or visiting the link.
    
    2.3 Once the official live stream concludes, the host can click End the broadcast to cease the live streaming.
    
    Note:
    If the live room is deleted during the live streaming, the ongoing live streaming will not be interrupted.

    Audience Side

    When the Host Is Not Live

    1. After visiting the viewing link shared by the host or management side, the audience can, by default, directly open and watch the live streaming. Should the host implement Encrypted or Allowlist viewing methods, the audience is required to enter verification information (nickname and password) in the pop-up verification bar. Only after successful verification can they proceed to open the live room.
    
    
    
    2. When the host is not live, audience entering the live room can see the countdown timer to the live streaming, for them to know the start time of the live streaming.
    
    
    

    During the Host's Live Stream

    After entering the live room, audience can watch the live stream, view and post comments.
    
    
    

    End of Live Stream

    The live room can still be opened, and the viewers can continue to view and post comments.
    
    
    
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