Manual Mode: Configure Teradek VidiU Broadcast Settings

Last Updated: 5 August 2019 at 09:12

When using the current meetinghouse webcast solution, the Teradek VidiU encoder is configured automatically for every event you schedule in the webcast portal. Please see the How-to Guide for Meetinghouse Webcast 3.0 for instructions on using the standard automatic configuration mode.

These instructions are only to be used if you are not using the standard automatic configuration mode and want to manually configure the Teradek VidiU. When using manual mode, you will need to configure the broadcast settings on the Teradek VidiU every time you create a new event in the webcast portal.


Access the Teradek Vidiu Web Interface

To access the Teradek VidiU’s Web Interface:

  1. Use the Teradek VidiU front controls to find the network IP address it is connected to:
    1. Push the black Menu button (on the front of the VidiU) to get to the settings.
       
    2. Use the black Menu button as a joystick to navigate down to Network Settings and then press the Menu button to enter the network settings.
       
    3. With Wired selected, press the Menu button to enter the wired network settings. 
       
    4. An IP address will be displayed (e.g., 10.109.23.56).
      • If you can’t see the whole IP number, use the Menu button/joystick to navigate down to the IP address. It will now crawl back and forth so you can read it.
      • If there is no IP listed, make sure the Teradek VidiU is connected to the network properly using a LAN network cable.
  2. Connect a computer or mobile device to the same wired or wireless network to which the Teradek VidiU is connected (the Teradek VidiU should be connected using a wired LAN connection).
     
  3. Type the Teradek VidiU’s IP address into a web browser’s address bar (e.g., 10.109.23.56) and hit Enter/Return.
     
  4. The Teradek VidiU web interface will load in the browser window.

Configure the Teradek VidiU’s Broadcast and Audio Settings

On the VidiU Web Interface that was previously loaded in your web browser, select the Settings button.

Configure the Teradek VidiU settings as instructed below:

Broadcast Settings:

1. Click Broadcast.

2. Click the Platform section and set the following options:

a. Mode: Manual

b. Configuration: Local

c. RTMP Server URL & Stream: Paste in the webcast event’s RTMP URL and Stream name:

i. To access the webcast event RTMP URL & Stream name, in a sperate webpage window log in to the Webcast Portal (webcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).

ii. On the Dashboard, locate the scheduled event you need to configure, and then click on the setup gear icon.

iii. In the Event Setup Instructions page, click on the Teradek Manual Setup tab.

iv. Click the Copy button next to the rtmp url and paste it into the RTMP Server URL field located on the VidiU web interface window.

v. Click the Copy button next to the “Stream” name and paste it into the Stream field located on the VidiU web interface window.  

d. Auto Start: Disabled

e. Auto Reconnect: Enabled

f. Click the Apply button to save you settings.

3. Click the Quality section of the Broadcast settings and set the following options:

a. Video Quality: Refer to the Webcast Network Health and Encoder Settings page to help determine the best video quality encoder bit rate that will best work for your webcast.

• Do not select Full HD or HD Plus because these setting are unsupported.

b. Adaptive Bitrate: Disabled

c. Frame-rate: Full (30 fps)

d. Audio Quality: Mobile (48K)

e. Click the Apply button to save your settings.

4. Click the Settings back button to go back the settings menu.

Audio Settings:

1. Click the Video/Audio icon.

2. Click the Audio Settings section and set the following options:

a. Audio Source: Analog

b. Channel: Stereo

c. Level: Line

d. Left Mute and Right Mute: Off

e. Left Volume and Right Volume: About 10. (Calibrate this setting during a test event.)

3. Click the Apply button to save your settings.

4. Click the Settings back button to go back the settings menu.

5. Click the Done button when you are finished with the settings.


Start Broadcasting

When the Broadcast icon says “Begin Encoding” on your event created in the webcast portal, click the Broadcast button on the Teradek VidiU web interface, or you can click the red Start/Stop button found on the Teradek VidiU encoder to start your webcast. Click again to stop broadcasting. (As long as your event’s stream server is still running, clicking again will resume your broadcast.)



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