Live event streaming and recording
Pexip VMRs can output a dedicated RTMP/RTMPS multimedia stream to enterprise CDN (Content Delivery Network) streaming and recording services such as Wowza, Quickchannel, Qumu, VideoTool, Microsoft Stream and Azure Media Services, and to public streaming services such as YouTube, Facebook and Periscope. Any Pexip conference can be streamed as a live event to an unlimited number of viewers, and can automatically be recorded and stored for later consumption.
Before you can record or stream a conference you must first set up a streaming/recording integration in the Pexip web app. You have two main options:
- YouTube: Pexip's tightest integration is with YouTube — the Pexip app is specifically designed to handle recording and streaming via YouTube. When you set up your YouTube integration you have to link your YouTube account to your MyPages account.
- Custom RTMP: you can also set up a custom RTMP integration with any of the other streaming/recording services that are compatible with the Pexip platform.
After you have set up your YouTube and/or a custom streaming integration you can then:
- Use the Pexip web app to schedule a recording, and
- Use the web or desktop app to start/stop your recordings, and to perform ad hoc recording during a conference.
Scheduling an event is useful if you want to share a link in advance with your streaming
A scheduled event does not automatically start recording/streaming. You still have to manually start
For a custom integration you should also refer to our related articles below that describe how to set up the custom RTMP links for that specific streaming service.
Streaming versus recording
YouTube only allows for the recording of events that are streamed, therefore you need to stream to record.
With custom platforms (RTMP), it varies from platform to platform. Some platforms allow you to record without streaming, while others may not even have the streaming or recording ability. Read the documentation of your RTMP platform for more details.
Managing past and future events
You use the Pexip web app to schedule new events, see which events you have already scheduled, and to review all of your past events (both scheduled and ad hoc).option within the
Select the menu in the top-right corner of the Pexip web app and select .
If the account manager at your local certified Pexip Partner to enable you for RTMP or YouTube streaming & recording integration.option is not available, contact your
For each past and future event you can access links to that conference for sharing with your colleagues, and review the recordings of completed conferences.
Compatible streaming services
The following streaming services have been tested and confirmed to work with Pexip's custom RTMP streaming integration on the Pexip Service.
If you have a service that you’d like us to test or confirm functionality please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Service name||Configuration instructions|
|YouTube||YouTube integration and recording|
|Additional custom RTMP integrations|
|Azure||Azure streaming/recording setup|
|Facebook streaming/recording setup|
|Kaltura||Kaltura streaming/recording setup|
|MS Stream||MS Stream recording/stream setup|
|Periscope||Periscope streaming/recording setup|
|Quickchannel||Quickchannel streaming/recording setup|
|Qumu||Qumu streaming/recording setup|
|Teams Live Event||Teams Live Event recording/stream setup|
|Twitch||Twitch streaming/recording setup|
|UStream||Ustream streaming/recording setup|
|Wowza||Wowza streaming/recording setup|
|Beam||Documentation not currently available.|
|Company Webcast||Documentation not currently available.|
|MNS Rec.VC||Documentation not currently available.|
|TalkPoint||Documentation not currently available.|
|Vimeo||Vimeo Live overview|
|VideoTool||VideoTool streaming/recording setup|
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