Welcome to this article on live and local streaming from your Miris station.
As well as recording a video, your station allows you to stream it live to various streaming platforms. In the first part, we will show you how to broadcast live to our reference platform, Nudgis, and then to other third-party platforms. Finally, if you don't have a streaming platform, we will explain how to carry out a local broadcast, known as "tele-amphi".
As a reminder, live streaming is different from videoconferencing. The advantage of videoconferencing lies in the live exchange between the speaker and the participants. With live streaming, you broadcast your content to your audience, you are the center of attention.
Please bear in mind that, it is only possible to broadcast live to one broadcast platform at a time. In other words, you will not be able to broadcast to Nudgis and a third-party platform at the same time.
If you have a Nudgis server, you can broadcast live with your Miris station. We recommend that you read our article on "Miris recording profiles" for activating Nudgis live and the features available. Why use live streaming to your Nudgis server? Firstly, you will be able to take advantage of 'dynamic adaptive streaming', which adjusts the video quality according to the viewer's network conditions to optimize the viewing experience. The start and stop of the broadcast can be done via the station or scheduled on the Miris Manager calendar, which is not the case with a third-party streaming platform.
On the station, all you have to do is click on the "Start Live" button to start the live broadcast:
And on your Nudgis server, the live broadcast page will automatically start.
If you don't have a Nudgis platform, you can also use another live streaming service. For example, you can stream from your Miris station to Youtube, Vimeo, Microsoft Teams, etc.
Third-party live streaming platforms
Any live broadcast platform that supports RTMP should work with your Miris recorder. RTMP is a network protocol for streaming data. It requires TCP port 1935 to be opened to your broadcast platform.
The disadvantage of using these platforms is that starting and stopping the live broadcast is manual, as the Miris station cannot control the live broadcast page. You therefore have to start the live once on the station and then, if necessary, make the broadcast page active.
Here is a table summarising the live streaming links for certain platforms:
Even if you don't have a live streaming server, we will see in the next section that it is possible to broadcast over your local network.
Local streaming makes it possible to carry out a live broadcast without the need for a live broadcast server. It is often used to broadcast an event from one lecture room to another, which is why it is sometimes known as a "tele-amphi" broadcast. To do this, simply copy and paste the HLS link into your favourite media player from the recording page.
We recommend using the VLC media player. You will need to copy the link to the Media > Open a network stream menu (CTRL+N).
By default, every time you visit the recording page, this HLS link will be regenerated for security reasons. It is possible to deactivate this option in your recording profile. Please refer to our article on "Miris recording profiles" in the "Advanced options" chapter.
Finally, please bear in mind that, the Miris station is not a live streaming server, so it is preferable to limit the number of connections via the HLS link.
Congratulations, you've completed your live broadcast! Now you can share it to your colleagues after you have published it!