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Set Up a Test Stream

Setting up a test stream requires that you have an active video source connected to the Makito X4 Encoder. You will need to configure an encoding instance based on your video source, and then configure an output stream for that encoder. You can also (optionally) select analog audio input if you have connected the encoder to an analog audio source (via the encoder’s Audio/Serial connector).

The following sections summarize these steps.

For detailed information, refer to Configuring Video Encoders, Configuring Audio Encoders and Configuring Streaming Outputs (in the User's Guide). 

Video Encoders

To configure an encoding instance: 

  1. Click Video Encoders on the sidebar. 
    The Video Encoders List View opens.

  2. Click a link in the table to select the encoder.
    The Video Encoder Detail View opens, displaying the settings for the selected video encoder.

    Video Encoder Detail View

  3. To configure the encoder, select or enter the new value(s) in the appropriate fields (see Configuring Video Encoders in the User's Guide).
  4. Click Start, and then click Apply.

Audio Encoders

(Optional) To configure analog audio:

  1. Click Audio Encoders on the sidebar.  
    The Audio Encoders List View opens.
  2. Click a link in the table to select the encoder. 
  3. On the Audio Encoder Detail View, select Analog for the Input.
  4. Select or enter the remaining value(s) in the appropriate fields (see Audio Encoder Settings in the User's Guide).
  5. Click Apply

Streaming Outputs

To configure an output stream:

  1. Click Outputs on the sidebar. 
    The Output Streams List View opens.

  2. To add an output stream, click the 

    Plus Icon
    Add button. 
    The New Stream page opens.

    New Stream Page
  3. Under Content, type a Name for the stream, and under Source, select the encoder you started in step 4 (above).
  4. Under Streaming Parameters, select TS over UDP for the Protocol.
  5. Under Destination, type in a valid multicast Address (e.g., and Port number (e.g., 2000).


    The Multicast address range is from to Multicast addresses from to are reserved for multicast maintenance protocols and should not be used by streaming sessions. We recommend that you use a multicast address from the Organization-Local scope (

  6. To add metadata to the stream, select the Metadata source, and (optionally) select the encapsulation type (Data Carriage).

    Metadata Source with Synchronous Data Carriage

  7. To apply your changes and start streaming, click Apply.


    The changes will take effect immediately but will be lost after a reboot. For information on saving configuration settings, refer to Saving and Loading Presets in the User’s Guide.

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