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Adding and Editing Sources

Adding a Source

To add a source:

  1. Click the 
     icon and select Administration from the navigation drop-down menu.
  2. Click Configuration on the toolbar and then click Sources in the sidebar.
  3. From the Sources list, click the 
  4. On the Add Source dialog, enter a name and other values to define the source. See Source Settings.

    The fields vary depending on the selected Receiver and Protocol Type, and the licensed features.
    • To configure a source using the SRT streaming protocol, select SRT for the Type and then fill in the additional fields. For details, see "SRT Settings" in Source Settings.
    • To configure the source for multi-site live distribution, select a Media Gateway from the Receiver list of paired media gateways for your platform (if any, see Pairing Media Gateways to HMP).
      • Media Gateway also allows you to select RTMP or RTSP sources. For details of these settings, see "RTMP Settings" and "RTSP Settings" in Source Settings.
  5. For the Haivision Play Set-Top Box, to use the source URL directly instead of an HLS version, check the View Direct checkbox.
  6. (Live Review licensed systems only) To enable the low-latency player for the source, check the Low Latency checkbox.


    • Low latency is currently in Preview Mode.
    • Low latency distribution of a unicast stream from HMP uses additional system resources. Only enable this feature for streams with very limited viewership or streams that are always distributed to clients via multicast.
    • Closed captions are not supported by the low latency player.
  7. To enable the source for IPTV deployment, check the IPTV Channel checkbox, and enter the desired channel number.
  8. To display EPG data on set-top boxes, toggle the EPG button to On and select the Schedule. (EPG must be licensed on your system.)
    EPG Toggle and Schedule Selection
  9. Click Add Source.
    The new source is added to the Sources list.

Editing a Source

To edit sources:

  1. Select one or multiple sources in the Sources list.
  2. On the Source Information pane, enter or select the values to modify the source. 

  3. To assign metadata to the sources, click the Metadata tab. Metadata keys and values must be pre-defined on your system. See Defining Metadata.

    • On the Source Metadata pane, select the applicable metadata and values from the drop-down lists.


      If you select multiple sources and the metadata has mixed (i.e., different) values, a warning appears across the top of the list and the metadata with mixed values are displayed in yellow. For the steps to bulk-edit metadata, see Editing Information and Metadata in the User's Guide.

  4. To change access permissions, click the Access tab and follow the steps in Sharing Items in the User's Guide.
  5. For advanced settings, including adding watermarks (see Creating a Watermark for a Source), click the Advanced tab and see Source Settings for descriptions of the available options.
  6. Click Save.
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