Upload a video and export it to your platform (old user interface)

The article will help those who activated "Streaming" before January 31, 2022. If you have activated the service later, you interact with a different user interface and may refer to the following instruction: Upload a video and embed it to your website or application.

We support videos in almost any format: from standard mp4 to 4k HDR.

The uploaded video is transcoded to get videos of lower quality and is sent with adaptive streaming via CDN in HLS format to our HTML-5 player or to any other player.

To configure video delivery, follow several steps in your personal account:

  • Set up a CDN — create a domain (CDN resource) through which the content is sent.
  • Upload the video to the platform.
  • Copy the player's iframe to your platform or copy the video direct link to your own player

 

Configure CDN

Create or prepare an existing CDN resource

Prepare an existing CDN resource

Create and prepare a new CDN resource

Upload a video to the platform

Upload a video from a device

Upload a video from a source

Export video: iframe or HLS URL 

 

Configure CDN

 

Create or prepare an existing CDN resource

CDN resource is used for caching streams on our servers and delivering them to viewers.

The most convenient way is to create and prepare a domain created on the CDN tab inside the Streaming product on the Settings tab.


Prepare an existing CDN resource

In the CDN resources list, find the required resource and click Prepare.

Caching rules will be applied to the selected resource for correct broadcasting via the Streaming service.  

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Important! Please, do not change the settings of the resources prepared for the Media Platform, it can negatively affect the content delivery. 

 

Create and prepare a new CDN resource

If you don't have a CDN resource, go to the Settings section in the Streaming tab and click Create CDN resource.

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Set your own domain or use a zone gcdn.co.

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1. We recommend choosing a gcdn.co zone if you are going to test the service or this is your first launch. With this configuration, the DNS and the free SSL certificate will be configured automatically.

Please, note! The CDN domain will consist  *. gcdn.co and it will be displayed in the links to your broadcasts.

2. Select Own domain to specify your own domain.

After the resource is created, go to the CDN tab -> find the created resource -> Setup guide ->  Set up your DNS.

  • After the resource is created, click the Prepare button next to the created resource.

    Caching rules will be applied to the selected resource for correct broadcasting via the Streaming service.  

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Important! Please, do not change the settings of the resources prepared for the Streaming, it can negatively affect the content delivery. 

  • After the resource is prepared, configure the DNS records in the DNS settings.

All the necessary data is in the Setup Guide.

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To open it, go to the CDN tab -> find the created resource -> Setup guide -> Set up your DNS step.

Detailed instruction on how to configure DNS.

 

The basic CDN setup is complete.

 

Please, note!

The created resource will be displayed on the CDN resources tab in the CDN service.

In its settings, you can set advanced parameters, for example, configure viewing by tokenized links.

We do not recommend changing other settings yourself, this may disrupt the broadcast.

If you need additional settings, contact technical support support@gcorelabs.com for help.

 

Upload a video to the platform

 

Upload a video from a device

Drag and drop the video to the Videos section or click on the Upload file button.

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Upload a video from a source

Click on the arrow next to Upload file and select Upload from source.

Specify the video name and address.

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Wait for the video to be uploaded and processed. The video is ready when a frame from the video appears.

 

 

Export video: iframe or HLS URL 

 

After the video is uploaded, export it to your platform.

Go to the video settings by clicking the Settings button next to the video.

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Open the Export tab.

The page contains data for export:

  • In the Code field, the iframe to insert the video to the site is specified.
  • In the HLS URL field, the m3u8 playlist link to insert the video to your player is specified.

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