Adding Connections

Last updated on Sep 14, 2022

Whether you are adding a connection to your social media account such as Facebook or YouTube, or adding Media Player connection to embed a stream on your website, or creating a custom RTMP connection; the Connection assistant allows you to specify the type of connection and then steps you through the process. 

To add a connection on the Connections tab , either:

  • In the Featured/Discover Connections panel click the Add Connection button , or
  • In the Stream Connections category, click the  button  under the connection type you would like to add.

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Available Connections

Select the tab below for the data connection you chose.

  1. Sign into the Facebook account you wish to use.
  2. The assistant opens asking you to grant access for Connect on your Facebook account. Click the Grant Access button.
  3. Follow the prompts on the Facebook site to allow Haivision Connect to post the web streams to your account.
  4. Select the Page or Group where you want your stream to appear. Click Next.
  5. Choose the privacy setting for your streams, and toggle whether to save streams as VOD, allow embedding or enable scheduling. Click Next.
  6. Name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection. Click Next.
  7. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click the Add Connection button.

  1. The assistant opens asking you to grant access for Connect on your YouTube account. Click the Grant Access button.
  2. Follow the prompts on the YouTube site to allow Haivision Connect to post the web streams to your account.
  3. Choose the privacy setting and content category for your streams, and toggle whether to save streams as VOD, allow embedding or enable scheduling. Click Next.
  4. Name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection. Click Next.
  5. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.

  1. The assistant opens asking to enter the RTMP stream details. The URL must start with rtmp:// or rtmps://.
  2. Name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection. Click Next.
  3. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.
  1. The assistant opens asking to select a player template to use. See Adding Player Templates to create or Customizing a Player Template to edit a player template.

    Note

    Each web player uses a Player Template to allow customization of the player. Changing a template changes the player in all the Connections that use it.

  2. When selected a preview of the player template appears. If satisfied with your selection, click Next.
  3. Name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection. Click Next.

    Important

    Create a Web Player connection for each location the player is embedded into. This allows you to have granular stream control and analytics for each page.



  4. Create a Custom or Smart playlist to be played when the connection is not streaming.


    • For Custom playlists, click the icon to add media.
    • For Smart playlists, add Tags and configure how the playlist should be organized. For help with tags, see Configuring Connect Settings.

  5. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.
  6. The next window allows you to copy the HTML embed code to add to your web site. Click the Copy button.

    Tip

    If you need to access this code at a later time, in the Active Connections screen, select the Web Player and click the Embed Code tab.

  1. The assistant opens asking you to name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection.
  2. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.
  3. On the Active Connections screen, select the Subsplash connection you just created.
  4. Under the Static HLS URL field, click Copy Embed Code.
  5. Paste the URL into the Video section of your Media item in Subsplash.

  1. The assistant opens asking you to name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection.
  2. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.
  3. On the Active Connections screen, select the Pushpay connection you just created.
  4. Under the Static HLS URL field, click Copy Embed Code.
  5. Paste the URL into the Website URL field of an item in the Pushpay Mobile App Studio.
  1. The assistant opens asking you to name the connection and select the campus that will stream to this connection.
  2. Review the summary of the connection for any errors. If found, click the Back button to correct them. If not, click Add Connection.
  3. On the Active Connections screen, select the Custom App connection you just created.
  4. Under the Static HLS URL field, click Copy Embed Code.
  5. Paste the URL as directed by your app provider to enable streaming to your app.

After adding a connection, you are sent to the Active Connections page, showing you all the available connections.


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