Live-to-VOD

Only available in combination with our streaming server.

We can record live events and store them as DVR that’s available for the desired time. Enabling DVR functionality to two days will store the past two days from “now”.

DVR

DVR allows you to go back in time; you can play, pause or rewind your live-streams. We'll provide you with a DVR link used to access your temporarily archived streams. Depending on your preference, we can save your live-streams for a period of up to 7 days.

How to access DVR

After we enable DVR for you, you'll be provided with links to access previously streamed content.

Your standard HLS link:

  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index.m3u8

Your DVR link:

  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index-time_stamp-seconds.m3u8
  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index-1531733160-86400.m3u8

1531733160 - refers to a UNIX timestamp and is equivalent to date 07/16/2018 @ 9:26 am (UTC)
86400 - refers to a time in seconds.

The timestamp marks the beginning of DVR, the beginning of the stream's part you want to start watching. The value in seconds represents the length of the stream.

Our example will start the stream at 9:26 am 07/16/2018 and will play the next 24 hours.

You can generate a timestamp here: https://www.unixtimestamp.com/index.php

Export the DVR archive as mp4 file

The link will only change to “.mp4”, as shown in the example below:

  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index-time_stamp-seconds.mp4
  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index-1531733160-86400.mp4

The integration of DVR links may vary depending on your player.

Timeshift

With Timeshift, you can postpone the start of your live-stream. Say you want the stream to start at a specific time, you can delay it or use the timestamp corresponding with the beginning of the stream.

Timeshift works similarly to DVR; the only difference is the URL you use to access the stream.

Your standard HLS link:

  • 1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/index.m3u8

Your TIMESHIFT links:

  • Stream delay:
    1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/timeshift_rel-3600.m3u8
    The stream is going to be delayed by 3600 seconds.
  • Stream start:
    1234567890.rsc.cdn77.org/stream01/timeshift_abs-1537958885.m3u8
    The stream is going to start at precisely 1537958885 (Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:48:05 +0000).

Related guides:

Supported formatsIngest and playback formats supported by our platform and web playersSoftware & EncodersOverview of software and encoders used for live-streamingRe-streamingForward your streams to multiple platforms (FB, Twitter, Youtube and more)Adaptive bitrateAdaptive bitrate (ABR) allows you to optimise viewer experience