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Video Player Settings

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2013 02:28PM EDT
There are five types of video players that can be managed through the account management portal. All of these players have settings pages that can be accessed from the "Video Players" tab in the account management portal menu. The five types are associated with specific Discover Video services.

Arcus Streaming Account Players
There are two types of players associated with your Arcus streaming account:
  • Live Players - Players that connect to the live stream of your Arcus streaming account.
  • VOD Players - Players that connect to on-demand content in your Arcus streaming account.
An Arcus streaming account player is basically a saved template with specific settings that can be used for one of the two purposes above. You can create multiple player templates by creating multiple players with different settings for each of the two purposes. NOTE: Since Arcus streaming account players are simply templates, they are not unique to specific content. For example, any time you stream live on your Arcus streaming account, the live stream will be accessible from any and all of the live player templates saved to your account. 

For specific explanations of all the settings available to Arcus streaming account players, see the article "Arcus Streaming Account Players (Live and VOD)" here.

Standalone Player
The standalone player is designed for customers who do not have an Arcus streaming account, but have some other streaming account and need a player to playback their live stream. the standalone player can be set to play back either Flash / H.264 live content or Windows Media live content. For Flash / H.264 live content, there are three settings that need to be entered:
  • RTMP URL - the URL of the live stream coming from the streaming media server 
  • HLS URL - (optional) - the URL of the HLS m3u8 playlists for playback on iOS devices and most newer Androids
  • RTSP URL - (optional)  - the URL of the RTSP stream from the streaming media server for Blackberry and some older Android devices
For Windows Media streams, simply enter the URL for the HTTP:// or MMS:// stream coming from the Windows Media server.

For specific explanations of all the settings available in the Standalone Player, see the article "Standalone Player Settings" here.

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