New Pangea CMS 8.0 adds new functionalities, one of which is manual live streaming to social media platforms. This feature allows you to control start and end of your streams, and it is very handy when it comes to streaming on special events. It also allows you to broadcast simultaneousley to YouTube, Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Periscope.
Below you can find information about how to setup manual streaming to social media platforms using Pangea CMS.
Table of contents
- Pangea CMS Settings
- Live Streaming Event created on Social Media platform
- Manual streaming to the website
In order to get to the Manual streaming page, click on Scheduler > Scheduler BETA > Manual stream.
You will get to the Manual Live Stream settings page. Fill in all mandatory fields:
- Name of the Stream (for internal purposes; it will be visible only in CMS);
- Expected Ending Time (Important: it doesn't mean that the stream will stop at that time automatically);
- Source (select your source choosing from the dropdown menu);
- E-mail (of the person, responsible for the streaming event - will be used to send a notification about start of the stream and a reminder to end the stream);
- Phone (of the person, responsible for the streaming event - will be used to send a notification about start of the stream and a reminder to end the stream; Important: enter country code without + or 00, example: 420777222111);
- Select Social Media platform(s) from the dropdown menu (available options: YouTube, Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Periscope).
Once a Social Media platform is selected, it is necessary to fill in additional details:
- Name of Channel (for internal purposes; it will be visible only in CMS)
- Server URL (to be copied from the Social media)
- Stream Key (to be copied from the Social media)
You can add multiple Social Media Channels.
Once all set, click on Start Stream button. Wait for the system to process the request. Please bear in mind, that in order for the stream to start on Social media, it is necessary to click Go Live in each Social media.
Below you can find information about how to create a Live event in each Social Media and from where to obtain necessary Server URL and Stream Key.
Please bear in mind, that Pangea is not accountable for the changes made by above mentioned 3rd parties (e.g. social media platforms). The instructions provided from this point below are of an orientational nature and can differ from account to account based on the individual channel settings, local restrictions etc.
All above mentioned social media platforms have their own settings for creating a live stream, but all of them have 2 necessary parameters, needed for a live event creation - Server URL and Stream Key. Detailed guide on how to obtain those parameters for each social media is below.
In order to create a Live Event in YouTube, go to YouTube Studio > Create > Go Live > New Stream.
Fill in all necessary fields: Title, Description, Category, Audience restrictions etc. and click on Create Stream.
Copy Stream name/key and Stream URL. Those two values have to be pasted into Pangea CMS.
Once Start Stream button will be pressed in Pangea CMS, you will see a preview on YouTube.
Click Go live to start streaming on YouTube.
Once the show has ended, click End Stream on YouTube and afterwards click Delete Stream in Pangea CMS.
To go live on FB open your page and click on Live.
You will be taken to the page with settings. Switch from Camera to Connect, as it is shown on a screenshot below. Fill in all necessary details (Title, Tags etc.).
Then copy Server URL and Stream Key and paste them to Pangea CMS. In the CMS click on Start Stream button.
Remember, that pressing Start Stream button doesn't mean automatic start of the live show on FB. On FB you will see a preview.
Check if everything is correct and click Go Live.
In order to stop streaming, click on End Live Video.
Don't forget to stop the stream in Pangea CMS by clicking Delete Stream. Please note, that if you stream to multiple social media in one stream, you can stop each of them individually by clicking on the cancel icon. Delete Stream button removes the entire stream.
In order to stream to VKontakte, you will also need Stream URL and Stream Key. To create a new stream in VK click to Videos > New stream.
Enter Stream name, Description, choose a Category etc. In order to get to necessary parameters (URL and Key), click on Encoder settings to unfold the information. Copy and paste URL and Key to Pangea CMS. BEFORE clicking Start Stream in Pangea CMS, click on Save button in VK, as it is shown on the next screenshot. If you will miss this step, the stream will be automatically launched in VK once you will click Start Stream in CMS!
Once saved, a preview screen will appear.
You can now go to Pangea CMS and click Start Stream.
In VK you should see a preview of the stream. You might need to reload the page if it will not be automatically refreshed.
Click on Go Live in order to start streaming.
The main difference between streaming to VK and to other social media, mentioned in this article, is that in order to stop the stream on VKontakte, it has to be stopped in Pangea CMS first. Clicking on Stop Streaming button in VK before stopping it in Pangea CMS will not have any effect.
Once deleted on CMS level, click on Stop Streaming in VKontakte.
In order to create a live event in Odnoklassniki, go to Broadcast > Application.
Enter all necessary details about your stream: Title, Description, Tags, Upload Cover etc.
Afterwards copy Server URL and Broadcast key and paste them into Pangea CMS. Click on Start Stream.
Once the stream has started in Pangea, it will automatically start in Odnoklassniki as well.
You can find your broadcast in My videos > My Broadcasts and check, whether it's live.
There are two ways how to stop streaming. First one is to Delete Stream in Pangea CMS and afterwards, if necessary, in Odnoklassniki. Once it is stopped in CMS, you will see an offline icon on your broadcast. Delete icon will completely remove the broadcast video.
Second way is to go to My videos > My broadcasts while the video is still live and click on Delete icon in the top right corner of your broadcast. This action, however, will completely delete the broadcast video from your page.
First step when creating live broadcasting for Twitter is to login to Periscope account (we used our test Twitter credentials to sign up for a Periscope) and, once logged in, go to Producer.
You will see a page with Server URL and Stream Name/Stream Key. Please note, that those parameters are permanent and source, once created, can be reused. If you would like to create a new source, click on Create New Source button.
Copy Server URL and Stream Key and paste them to Pangea CMS. Click on Start Stream.
After the stream was started in Pangea CMS, the preview button in Periscope will become active. Click on Preview Broadcast in order to make sure, that everything is correct.
Enter your Broadcast Title, check the checkbox Share this broadcast on Twitter and press Go LIVE.
You can see your broadcast by clicking on View Broadcast. To finish streaming click on Stop Broadcast.
Example of how you broadcast will appear on Twitter is below.
Don't forget to stop stream in Pangea CMS, when finished.
It is possible to display the stream on the website as well. For such purpose the Manual Stream widget was created. In order to stream to the website, it is needed to set up the Manual Stream widget first (Sections > choose a Section and open for editing > find a place for the widget and using drag&drop place Manual stream widget).
Please note, that it is possible to stream to the website only once at a time. If you will place on the page multiple Manual stream widgets, all of them will play the same source.
In the widget's settings it is possible to set up the Title, enable Autoplay video in silent mode feature etc. Similar to the Live Streaming widget, it is also possible to set up a fallback widget which means that the Manual Stream widget will only appear on the section, when you press “Go Live to Website”. In other instances, readers of the site will simply see selected fallback widget populated with content.
Once all widget settings are done, move to the Manual stream page (Scheduler – Manual stream). Checkbox Stream to website can be checked only if Manual stream widget is set up and the source is selected. Enter all the details about social media as described above and click Start Stream.
You will see a preview of the stream in the Stream to website area. The goal of this preview is to allow the user to Go Live in social media and website at the same time. IMPORTANT: In order to start streaming to the website, you need to click on Go live to website.
Please don't hesitate to contact Pangea Customer Care team in case of any questions or clarifications neded.