How to create a Multi Bitrate Push Stream?

Multi Bitrate Push Stream or Multiple Encoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming) works by detecting a user's bandwidth and device capacity in real time and adjusting the quality of a video stream accordingly. It requires the use of an encoder which can encode a single source video at multiple bit rates.

To enable Multi Bitrate Push Stream follow the below instructions:

  • Log into your 5centsCDN Console
  • Click on the Manage CDN button.
  • In the re-directed page, click on the drop-down menu Live Streams which is located to the extreme left under the 5centsCDN logo.
  • Click on the Multi Bitrate Push.
  • In the redirected page click on the Green Plus Button which is located at the top extreme right corner of the screen.
  • In the re-directed page click on the drop down menu called Info.
  • Provide the Publish Name and then the Stream Name after the /. If the name given is not already used, it will be accepted.
  • Select the Origin Server from the available server list by clicking the Selectbutton. Make sure to select the appropriate server which is geographically located near to your encoder.
  • Then click on Multiple Encoders.

You can add up to 5 different profiles of adaptive streams, with the corresponding required Resolution and Video/Audio bit rates. so if you want to get 3 qualities then you will have to define those in the profiles for example if you want to switch your stream between 640x360 and 320x240. Obviously higher the resolution, the higher the bit rate should be given.

  • Scroll down the page and click on the Create button.

Success!Stream Created message will be displayed upon successful creation.

Once you have created you will get your Encoder Credentials and the related Playback URLs from the re-directed page. Next you need to configure your encoder, if you are using FMLE, make sure to encode your adaptive streams as defined in the console.