How to create a Pull Stream?

You can restream HLS, RTMP, HTTP MPEG-DASH & RTSP.

To create a Pull stream Please 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 right under the 5centsCDN logo.
  • Go to Pull .
  • Click on Green Plus Button (add a new Restream stream) which is located at the extreme top right corner of the screen.
  • In the re-directed page please provide the Publish Name/Stream Name . If the name given is not already used will be accepted. The detailed illustration is given below, to view :

Pull can be implemented in two ways : With FFMPEG With MEDIA SERVER

  1. With FFMPEG

    • Choose FFMPEG
    • Select the FFMPEG Server Region which is geographically located near to your source
    • Provide the single source URL
    • If you are using HLS playback link as your source url, kindly add "ts" infront of your link so that the link will start like this : tshttp://
    • Scroll down the page and click on the Create button.
    • Success!Stream Created message will be displayed upon successful creation.
    • FFMPEG Restream creation is explained in the below illustration. Please view the below Illustration.
  2. With MEDIA SERVER
    • Choose MEDIA SERVER
    • Select the Restream Server which is geographically located near to your source from the drop down menu. Please note, here you can give a Main Source Stream as well as multiple Backup Source Streams by clicking the + right in front of Source ( the advantage is, if your Main Stream is down then the stream will be automatically pulled from the backup source provided by you)
    • If you are using HLS playback link as your source url, kindly add "ts" infront of your link so that the link will start like this : tshttp://
    • Scroll down the page and click on the Create button.
    • Success!Stream Created message will be displayed upon successful creation.
    • Mediaserver Restream creation is explained in the below illustration. Please view the below Illustration.

On successful creation, the Restream stream details will be available under Live Streams > Pull

  • Click on VIEW corresponding to the required Stream Name
  • Under Basic option :
  • Info will display your Publish Name/Stream Name and the corresponding origin server.
  • Preview will give you a sneak-peek to your stream
  • Encoder Credentials will display your FMS URL and Stream Name
  • Playback URLs / Embed Code will display your Playback URLs with Embed codes of Grind and Flow Player. View below Illustration for the available options for Restreaming.