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Manual live stream to X (formerly Twitter)


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This article explains how to stream live video content to X (formerly Twitter) using the Manual live stream tool in Pangea CMS.

For general information about Manual live stream, see the alternative article below:

Set up the stream in Pangea CMS

Go to Scheduler > Manual stream to open the Manual live stream tool.

First, you need to complete the following required settings:

  • Stream name
  • Source
  • Max stream length

For detailed information, see our general Manual live stream guide:

To stream to X, select X (formerly Twitter) under Social media.

After you select a social media platform, the following additional fields appear:

  • Name of channel: Enter the name of the social media page where you will send the stream. The name will only be visible in Pangea CMS.
  • Server URL: Paste the Server URL that needs to be retrieved from X.
  • Stream key: Paste the Stream key that needs to be retrieved from X.

NOTE: Your service can add a default channel name for all Manual live stream requests to X. Contact Pangea Customer Care to add a default channel name.

Open X Media studio

To stream to X, you need access to the X Media studio tool.

X provides access to Media studio for verified subscribers only. This means your service will need a paid X subscription to use this tool. For details, see the following external article from the X Help Center:

Once you have access, follow these steps to open Media studio:

  1. Log in to your X account.
  2. Go to More > Media studio.

If you do not see the Media studio option, access Media studio using this link.

Create a source in X

You only need one source for streaming to X. Once a source is created, you can use the same source every time you stream to X.

To create a new source, open Media studio and go to Sources > Create source.

On the Create source dialog, complete the following fields:

  • (A): Source name: Enter a name to identify the source in X.
  • (B): Source type: Select RTMP.
  • (C): Region: Select an EU region (Frankfurt, Paris, or Ireland). This applies regardless of where your entity headquarters is located. You need to select the region closest to the stream source, which is always Prague.

When you are satified, hit Create > Done (you can continue with the recommended encoder settings).

Create a broadcast in X

To create a new broadcast, open Media studio and go to Broadcasts > Create broadcast.

On the Create broadcast dialog, complete the following required fields:

  • (A): Broadcast name: Enter a name to share with the stream. This name will be publicly visible.
  • (B): Category: Select one or more categories that reflect the topic of the stream.
  • (C): Source: Select the source for the stream.

The remaining settings can be left according to the default configuration.

You can now copy the Server URL and Stream key.

Copy the Server URL and Stream key from X

To copy the Server URL and Stream key from X:

  • Highlight the value shown below Source URL and copy it to your clipboard. In Pangea CMS, paste this value into the Server URL field.
  • Highlight the value shown below Stream key and copy it to your clipboard. In Pangea CMS, paste this value into the Stream key field.

You can now start the stream.

Start the stream

To start the stream:

  1. Go to Pangea CMS and hit Send stream. This action sends the stream to X. However, the stream will not go live until you manually start it in X Media studio.
  2. Go to X Media studio. A preview of the stream might already be available. However, it might take up to one minute before the preview is displayed.
  3. When you are ready to start the stream, select Create broadcast.

The live stream starts.

End the stream

IMPORTANT: It's important to end to stream both in X and in Pangea CMS.

Follow these steps to end the stream:

  1. Select End in X (either via Broadcast details or by hovering over the broadcast panel under the Broadcasts tab).
  2. In Pangea CMS, select Delete stream to stop the streaming event (including to other platforms). Alternatively, select Cancel streaming to only stop streaming to X.

The stream ends.