Create VoD Push Zone

Through a Push Zone client can upload their content to our CDN storage server, these content will be replicated across our CDN Edge servers for further delivery. By using push zone, all content will be archived on StreamFast storage server. In VOD Push Zone, only .mp4 file uploads are supported.

To create and upload content to a VOD Push Zone, please follow the below steps :

  • Log into your StreamFast Console
  • On your Dashboard, The drop-down menu Push under VOD is located to the extreme left under Zones.
  • Click on the Green Plus Button which is located at the top of the extreme right corner of the screen.
  • In the re-directed page, under Create Zone > Info
  • From the Drop down menu Select the Region which is nearest to your source.
  • You can set your custom CNAME that can be used to retrieve your content so that the request will be redirected to StreamFast domain. To make this happen you need to contact your DNS provider to add the custom CNAME in the DNS record so as to redirect the same to StreamFast domain.
  • In “Auto Transcoding Profile ” option, you can add the preset profiles. (If you upload files to /raw folder, it will automatically transcode to the mentioned profiles)
  • Under Cache, you can set the cache expiry
  • If you need mp4 streaming, then enable the option under “Edge settings
  • Scroll down the page and click on the Create button.
  • Once created a message “Success! Zone Created. Please wait till the deployment completes” will be displayed. In order to view the created VOD Push Zone details go to Zones > VOD > Push Zone
  • Click on the appropriate Manage button near to your required Push Zone
  • In the redirected page, you can see the following details under the Basic section :
  • CDN resource will give you CDN host-name and the Region for which it is created
  • FTP Details display the FTP credentials to get connected to this Push Zone
  • Playback URLs / Embed Code display the playback URL for your files which are uploaded to your VOD Push Zone
  • Cache Settings display the current Cache settings enabled for Push Zone.
  • File Manager is the newest feature added to your StreamFast console, this enables you to upload your content directly to VOD Push without depending on any third party FTP Clients.
  • To upload files, click on the File Manager & Transcoding
  • Click on the mp4 folder and use Drag & Drop / click to upload files you can watch the upload progress bar and as it reaches 100% files are fully uploaded. Now you can also Pause the content while uploading as we are now following a chunk based file uploading technique.
  • Click the ” Embed code icon” option to get the HLS playback URL. You will also get the player code there.
  • Kindly use “underscore” instead of “spaces” on filenames. For Eg:- Use “demo_stream” instead of “demo stream”

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