Our Media platform works only in conjunction with the CDN service. CDN servers request a stream from our media server and deliver it to end users. This way you are not only getting access to the Media platform features but also speeding up the delivery/minimizing latency.
To start using Media platform you have to first integrate it with a CDN Resource. There are two options:
- you already have a CDN Resource,
- you have no CDN Resources.
Integrating existing CDN Resource
On the Media Platform tab go to the CDN Resources section and navigate to List of CDN Resources. Click on the Prepare button across a CDN Resource you want to integrate with the Media Platform: it adds some Media Platform specific settings to the resource.
After preparation, the resource will get a new origin and rules to process Media Platform-specific content. If you've been using the resource to serve some different content previously, keep in mind that that content will become unavailable.
Creating new CDN Resource and integrating it
On the Media Platform tab go to the CDN Resources section and navigate to List of CDN Resources. Find the Create CDN Resource button and click on it. On the right, you should see a new panel.
Specify a domain name and click Create. More on the difference between your own domain and one in gcdn.co zone can be found in the CNAME article.
Find your newly created CDN Resource under the CDN control table and click Prepare.
Attention! The resources integrated with the Media Platform have a "Media Platform" group of sources.
This means that certain hidden rules are applied to resources. Please, do not change the settings of such resources, it can affect their correct work!
In case, if you still want to change something in the resource settings, please consult this with the technical support.
Default CDN Resources
Use LIVE CDN by default drop-down list to choose a default CDN Resource for your live streams delivery. You can override the setting for a specific live stream in its settings in the Live streams section.