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Manual streaming to the website

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About manual streaming

What is manual streaming?

The Manual stream tool in Pangea CMS lets you stream video content to multiple social media accounts (as well as to your website if desired). Manual streaming offers the following benefits:

  • It is not necessary to schedule the broadcast in advance.
  • It is not necessary to know beforehand exactly when the broadcast will end.
  • Stream to multiple platforms simultaneously.

Manual streaming is ideal for reporting on breaking news and special events.

Can I stream to multiple platforms?

Yes. One manual streaming event might include multiple platforms. For example, you can simultaneously stream the same video content to the website, Facebook, and YouTube. However, you cannot run more than one manual streaming event in parallel.

This article contains information about manual streaming to your website. Information about manual streaming to social media platforms is available below:

Create a Manual stream widget

Manual streaming to the website is only available if your website already has a Manual stream widget. For information about creating a Manual stream widget, see the following article:

Open the Manual stream tool

To access the Manual stream tool, go to Scheduler > Manual stream.

Configure stream settings

Provide the following details on the Manual Live Stream screen:

Name of the stream

Under Name of the stream, enter a name to help indentify the stream in Pangea CMS.

The name you provide is displayed by default on the Manual stream widget. However, this option can be enabled or disabled in the widget settings. For detailed information, see the following article:

Mandatory ending time

Under Mandatory ending time, enter a time when the stream will automatically end. Enter the ending time according to the local time for your website.

The purpose of this setting is to ensure that streams are not left to run indefinitely in Pangea CMS. It is not necessary to know exactly when the stream will end ahead of time. If you do not know when the stream will end, enter an approximate time that is longer than you will need.

NOTE: The latest time you can enter is 8 hours ahead of the current local time for your website.


Under Source, select the correct source for the stream. When you select a source, you can check the current content from this source in the Preview window.

NOTE: We do not recommend using the Preview in Pangea CMS to gauge when to start the stream, as it may include a delay of up to one minute. If the Preview stops working, it does not mean necessarily that the stream is also not working. Just the Preview might be down.

Phone and email

Provide the following contact details:

  • Email
  • Phone

Follow the guidelines below:

  • Enter the phone number including the country code but without 00 or + (for example, 420123456789).
  • Ensure no trailing spaces are included in the Email field, as this may cause the stream to fail.

The contact details will be used for notifications about the stream or if we need to contact you about any problems.

Stream to social media

If you also want to send the stream to a social media account, select the relevant platform under Social media.

For detailed information about manual streaming to social media, see the following articles:

You can send the stream to one or more of the available platforms.

Stream to the website

To start streaming to the website:

  1. Tick the box next to Stream to website.
  2. Select Start stream.
  3. Scroll to the Stream to website section. Hit Preview to preview the stream.
  4. When you are ready, select Go live to website.

The stream starts via the Manual stream widget.

End the stream

Select Cancel to stop the stream on the Manual stream widget. Select Delete stream to stop the entire stream (including via social media platforms).

Further recommendations

The following articles might be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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