Playback

Now that we've setup our Media Server instance and we're publishing our first live stream, it's time to verify if the Media Server instance is working correctly. You can try accessing it directly from your computer with a software like VLC or any other video player with network capabilities. Just open your stream URL that should look similar to this:

Local Access to the Stream

http://localhost/live/STREAM_NAME/index.m3u8

Accessing the Stream via Media Network

In order to use Media Network to serve your content, you'll need to add your origin to the network. Once you've done this you will get a new URL to access your resources. The final URL of your stream will look like this:

https://ResourceID.medianet.work/live/STREAM_NAME/index.m3u8

You can also access the resource without https:

http://ResourceID.medianet.work/live/STREAM_NAME/index.m3u8

Accessing the Stream via Media Network (Web Browser w/ Media PeerPool Support)

Make sure you've already edited the /views/channel.html file, more info about that here.

Navigate to the resource URL with your Media Network domain with the parameters /v/STREAM_NAME, and replace STREAM_NAME with your custom stream name.

https://ResourceID.medianet.work/v/STREAM_NAME

Media PeerPool is activated by default, this means that end users watching the same stream will share bandwith between each other and off-load up to 99% of the network usage. You can easily create streams through your Media Server web portal located at the root of your resource. (e.g., ResourceID.medianet.work)