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Configuring Stream Parameters


You must first define the Inputs, Transcoders, Outputs, and (optionally) Metadata sources before you can define a Stream.

The Inputs, Transcoders, Outputs, and Metadata sources that you have previously defined will be selectable when you add or modify a stream.

To view and configure Stream parameters:

  1. From the Streams List view, click the 
    Plus Icon
    Add button or click any line in the table for an existing stream.
  2. On the Streams Detail View, type in a unique name for the stream.
  3. (Optional) To configure alternate stream routing modes, such as “Transcoder + Passthru” or “Bypass”, select the stream routing mode. See Stream Routing.
  4. Select an Input, Transcoder, one or more Outputs, and (optionally) one or more Metadata sources to define the stream. See Stream Settings.
  5. To apply your changes (to the current session only), click Apply.
    The changes will take effect immediately but will not be saved and will be lost after a reboot.


    You must click Apply in order for your changes to take effect. However, your changes will not be saved and will be lost after a reboot. To save the current settings, open the Administration > Presets page. See Saving and Loading Presets.

    The Start/Stop and Statistics buttons become available after you click Apply.

    The new stream is added to the Streams List.

  6. To start or stop the stream, click Start or Stop (as applicable).
    Or click Streams from the sidebar to return to the Streams List View.
  7. To view streaming statistics, click Statistics. For details, see Viewing Kraken Statistics.


    • With MPEG TS or RAW Motion JPEG inputs, Kraken takes the source URL, re-encodes the audio/video, and sends it out as a new stream with different encoding characteristics.
    • With SDI or Analog Composite inputs, the Kraken CR captures and encodes/processes baseband video and ancillary metadata.

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