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Create a new All in One Stream

1. Log in to your Castr account

2. If you don’t have any streams created yet, click Create New > New All in One Stream.

Note: If you’re on the 7-day trial period, click Activate Trial.

3. Give your stream a name and choose the closest ingest location
For example, if you’re located in Brazil, then choose South America. If you’re located in Chicago, then choose US East

Then click Create All in One Stream. You’ll be directed to the multistream dashboard.

What’s in the dashboard?

This is your control center of the All in One Stream. Here you can find your stream key, configure your streaming software and encoder, get an embed URL, and so on.

Preview player

Once you start sending your stream to Castr, you’ll be able to see it live in the preview player.

Publish, Pull, and Webcam modes

  • Publish: Stream directly from your hardware/software encoder to Castr. To connect Castr with your encoder, you can choose between the RTMP URL and Streaming Key or the SRT URL (Beta).

Click HERE to see our guide on how to connect Castr with OBS Studio, and HERE for the differences between RTMP and SRT.

  • Pull: Castr can pull HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS streams from other sources. Paste the URL in Pull mode and your stream will appear in Castr.

  • Webcam: Use your device's webcam (video and audio) to start streaming right away without having to setup an encoder.

Iframe and Embed URL

You can get the iframe and embed code and embed the player in any of your web pages.

  • Video + Audio: The streaming player will have both the video and audio from your video source

  • Audio only: The streaming player will only have the audio from your video source

Analytics

View all traffic data received from your livestream. Learn more about Castr Analytics in this article.

Live to VOD

Your livestreams are auto-recorded and auto-saved in this tab. You can convert these recordings into videos on demand content and re-stream them through Castr.

To see the details of the Live to VOD tab, please refer to this tutorial.

Video settings

This is where you can set up the stream HTML5 player as your preferences.

  • Player theme color: Change the theme color of the stream player

  • Display number of viewers: Enable this to show the number of real-time viewers in the stream player

  • Autoplay embed player: Enable this to autoplay the stream when the web page finished loading

  • Embed Player Rewind: Enable this to allow rewinding the stream in case your viewers want to go back during the livestream

  • Enable Google Analytics: Get better insights into your stream by connecting Castr with Google Analytics. Learn more

  • Enable multi-bitrate transcoding: Enable this to turn on multi-bitrate transcoding for the stream player

  • Enable chat: Enable this to turn on the chat box in the stream player

  • Custom embed poster and embed watermark: Add your own poster and watermark to customize the stream player

Video security

Secure your content with password protection, geo/country-blocking, geo-country whitelisting, and domain whitelisting.

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