This article provides the instructions to configure live video streams, including broadcast TV, on workplace displays.

Important
Please refer to our Introduction to Channels guide for an in-depth introduction to the types of channels that are ideal for your signage solutions.
Note
You may also choose to stream videos via the Appspace live stream channel with Vbrick’s Distributed Media Engine (DME), a centralized video distribution platform for easy video stream management. Find the configuration article here: https://www.appspace.com/partners/cisco/resources/

Prerequisites

Create Live Video Streams

  1. Log in to the Appspace console.
  2. Select the ☰ Appspace menu, and click the Channels tab.
  3. Click the CREATE button, select Live Channel and enter in a name for the live channel.
  4. In the Edit tab, configure the Live Stream URL stream, and enter in the Call Letters and Channel Number for the live stream.



    Note
    Multiple formats of live stream URLs may be added by selecting the the required live stream format from the Live Stream drop-down menu.

    To display Pro:idiom streams on Appspace App, append the “?proidiomsession=default” at the end of the URL stream, this ensures the LG device receives and correctly displays the stream. For more information, refer to the Using Pro:idiom DRM Streams on LG Devices section below.

    Example URL:

    • rtsp://172.18.20.46/bbc_world_enecrypted.ts?proidiomsession=default
    • udp://@239.1.1.46:8208/?proidiomsession=default
  5. Select an EPG Provider from the drop-down menu if available.
    Note
    • Channel Number – a unique number for the live stream display number.
    • Call Letters – an acronym or short abbreviation for the live stream’s display name; limited to 7 characters.
    • EPG Providers must be configured beforehand before being available in the drop-down menu.

  6. Click the Settings tab to configure permissions for this channel.
  7. In the Overview tab, you can:
    • Edit the Name of the live video stream channel
    • Enter in a Caption for the channel
    • Assign a Channel Group to the channel
    • Change the Network of the channel
    • Upload a custom image, or select an icon or color for the channel.
    • Delete the channel
      Note
      Custom thumbnail images should ideally have a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best display results.
    • In the Permissions tab, you can:
      • Grant user(s) with publishing permissions for this channel
  8. Click the Publish tab, and select the YES option in the slider to publish the playlist. Determine the Devices or Users that can access this channel by selecting the devices or users.
    Note
    For more information on publishing, please refer to the Publish a channel article.
  9. Click Save to publish.

Enable Closed Captions or Subtitles

To enable or disable closed captioning or subtitles on live video streams or video content, add the following player property to your device, in Networks.

Device Property Property Value Description
custom.media.video.cc True Enable Closed Captions / Subtitles
False Disable Closed Captions / Subtitles

For instructions to add player properties, please refer to the Adding New Player Properties section.

Important
The closed captioning feature is currently only available for BrightSign devices.

Using Pro:idiom DRM Streams on LG Devices

Users can now display IPTV channels with Pro:idiom DRM encryptions on LG webOS SoC (System-on-Chip) devices running Appspace App.

Requirements:

  • LG devices running webOS 4.0 and above
  • Supported protocols:
    • Realtime streaming protocol (RTSP) – Pro:Idiom + RTSP
    • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) – Pro:Idiom + HTTP
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) – Pro:Idiom + UDP.
Note
The DRM (Pro:idiom) encryption does not support the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) protocol

To display Pro:idiom streams on Appspace App, append the “?proidiomsession=default” at the end of the URL stream, this ensures the LG device receives and correctly displays the stream.

Example URL:

  • rtsp://172.18.20.46/bbc_world_enecrypted.ts?proidiomsession=default
  • udp://@239.1.1.46:8208/?proidiomsession=default

 

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