#1: Preparing your content
Checklist for your content
- Original source content and replacement content are available from broadpeak.io. Check your firewall, and whitelist the IPs of broadpeak.io if necessary.
- The original source content and the replacement content should be synchronized to the same clock, preferably broadpeak.io's clock. More information here.
- Check that your manifests are compliant with broadpeak.io here. We recommend that the original source content and replacement content are encoded and prepared in the same way (mandatory for HLS).
- Define your streams as sources in broadpeak.io - original content and replacement content.
Whether you are creating new outputs from your packager for this application or using existing sources, this section will help you make sure that your original content manifest is compatible with your replacement content manifest and that your Content Replacement application can run successfully.
In broadpeak.io, you must define your original content and any replacement content as Sources before anything else.
You have the option to define Sources directly via the web application UI, or by using the API.
For more information on defining Sources, please see Understanding how to use Broadpeak.io. A Source represents only one output. It s also called an adaptation stream, or variant. You can have a single channel, but different outputs to address different user or device segmentations. Each of these outputs would be a Source in broadpeak.io. Even easier, a streaming link/url from your packager = a Source in broadpeak.io.
1. Defining your original Live stream as Source
Whether you do it through the web UI or the API, you need to create a new Source with the following attributes:
- Source Name: give it a meaningful name. It could be something like "MyChannel_HLSv4_ts" or "MyChannel_DASH_MonoPeriod"...
- Stream Type: Live
- Stream URL: your output streaming URL. It can be HTTP or HTTPS such as:
You can create as many sources as there are outputs defined in your origin packager for a single channel.
2. Defining your replacement content as Source
Before defining your content replacement as Source, please see to visit the Understanding broadpeak.io behavior section and make sure that your replacement content is compatible with your original content source, especially if you are using HLS.
Live stream as replacement content
The same way you defined your original content as a Source, you can define new Sources for each of the replacement contents that you are planning to use in broadpeak.io, either through the web application UI or via the API.
There is no differences in creating a Source for original or replacement content. At this stage, they are only source objects and do not yet have any defined role in any of the broadpeak.io applications.
- Source name: we also suggest you to give it a meaningful name so that you can recognize your replacement content as such when needed, such as "MyReplacementStream_HLSv4_ts"
- Stream type: Live
- Stream URL: your output streaming URL, such as "https://yourOriginFQDN/yourReplacementStream/YourOutput/index.m3u8
Video-on-Demand as replacement source
Video on Demand content is called Asset in broadpeak.io . Asset and Live sources share the same parameters. At this point broadpeak.io does not check that the specified URL provides the right type of manifests, but this may change in the near future.
Asset sources may be used as replacement content for Content Replacement and Virtual Channel applications.
Specifically they may be used as:
- Default replacement content in a Content Replacement application
- Slot-specific replacement content in a Content Replacement application
- Slot-specific replacement content in a Virtual Channel application
Image slate as replacement source
Please contact the customer success team who will help you implement this.
You can contact us directly via the chat, or email us at [email protected].
To make sure your MPEG-DASH streams are supported by broadpeak.io, we invite you to consult the following section: Input Streaming Formats
It is recommended that resolutions and codecs be alike between original and replacement sources - but not mandatory. The protocol allows easily to have different
Representations from a DASH Period to another.
To make sure your HLS streams are supported by broadpeak.io, please see the Input Streaming Formats section.
In HLS, players are more sensitive to codecs or resolution change within the same stream. For this reason, manifest contextualization can be successful only if the original and the replacement content are prepared in the same way. For more information about HLS Variant matching rules, see the Understanding Broadpeak.io behavior section.
3. Streams must be available from broadpeak.io
Your original content streams and your replacement content streams must always be available from broadpeak.io. If you are using a firewall, make sure that correct inbound and outbound rules are configured so that broadpeak.io can pull the resources using the port that is defined on your streaming endpoint.
- Using HTTP, please make sure that the port 80 is opened on your firewall.
- Using HTTPS, please make sure that the port 443 is opened on your firewall.
If you are using HTTP over custom port, you must specify in the URL the port which needs to be used when defining your content as Source in broadpeak.io. Make sure that your firewall has the correct inbound and outbound rules to allow broadpeak.io to pull the resources using the custom port.
IP addresses to whitelist:
Updated about 2 months ago