MS Stream custom streaming/recording (RTMP) setup

MS Stream is a streaming service offered by Microsoft as part of its Office 365 package. It provides a customisable management interface for the a streaming service that allows the ingestion of a custom RTMP stream.

The document does not cover the administration and management of the MS Stream service. 

NB: Live Events requires specific Enterprise and Educational licensing and must be enabled by your Office 365 Administrator for this integration to work.

 

How to Setup a Live Event in MS Stream

For a detailed explanation of how to use and manage MS Stream please see the following article for setting up a live event in your Office 365 instance:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/live-create-event

From MS Stream create a Live Event

Create - Live event

Name, label and schedule the Live Stream

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You have the option on scheduling the event or starting as soon as the encoder stream is connected

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Once you have configured your preferences complete the setup by clicking the 'Publish event' button

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Encoder Setup

Select your encoder as 'Configure Manually'.

Then Copy the RTMP ingestion URL

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Starting a Live Event and Stream

When your scheduled stream is ready to go live you start your encoder from Pexip web client.

In the first Custom platform (RTMP) field paste the URL from MS Stream:

rtmp://vyedb4o5nn2se7oahnvsdwtmke-tw7hnz5r5driu2obvzcvk6i4sc-euno.channel.media.azure.net:1935/live/9629e5101d4848c58a8dfa8caba8a47e

Then in 'Stream Name/Key' field enter any name you would like to give the stream, here the name 'pexstream' has been used.

 

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You should now see the 'Stream Active' message as a meeting overlay 

The web app will also display the following message

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To start the stream click 'Start Event' from MS Stream and the stream will be broadcast

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From the management interface you can switch the 'Audience view' toggle to 'On' to see the live event preview screen.

The streaming delay is approximately 20 seconds

 

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To stop the Live Event, from MS Stream producer controls select 'End Event'. This will stop the event and end the RTMP stream from the Pexip app.

Important

Make sure to end the event in Stream before stopping your encoder. If you do this in reverse order, audience members will see an error.

 

 

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