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Manual live stream to VKontakte


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This article explains how to stream live video content to VKontakte 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 Stream > Manual live 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 VKontakte, select VKontakte 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 VKontakte.
  • Stream key: Paste the Stream key that needs to be retrieved from VKontakte.

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

Copy the Server URL and Stream key from VKontakte

To retrieve the Server URL and Stream key from VKontakte:

  1. Log in to your VKontakte account and select Videos.
  2. Select Live > App.
  3. On the New stream dialog, ensure One-time key is selected.

Scroll to Encoder settings and perform the steps below:

  • Select the Copy icon next to Key. In Pangea CMS, paste this value into the Stream key field.
  • Highlight the value shown next to URL and copy it to your clipboard. In Pangea CMS, paste this value into the Server URL field.

It is essential that you do not hit Send stream in Pangea CMS at this stage. First, set up the stream in VKontakte.

Set up the stream in VKontakte

Set up a new stream in Vkontakte on the New stream dialog. The following details are required:

  • Stream title
  • Description
  • Category

After adding the stream settings, follow these additional steps:

  1. Ensure Stream preview is ticked.
  2. Hit Save. An empty preview of the stream is generated.

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 VKontakte. However, the stream will not go live until you manually start it in VKontakte.
  2. Go to VKontakte. 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 Go live in VKontakte.

The stream starts.

End the stream

IMPORTANT: It is important to end to stream both in VKontakte and in Pangea CMS.

Follow these steps to end the stream:

  1. Select Stop streaming in VKontakte.
  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 VKontakte.

The stream ends.