For backwards compatibility reasons, the Legacy menu point in TriCaster Advanced Edition’s STREAM menu provides access to older Connection configuration options. These include the following:
- Flash* - long a popular streaming choice, and still in common use.
* Service providers may supply you with a Flash streaming profile in the form of an XML file. If this is the case, you can click the button labeled Import Settings From File, navigate to and select the XML file, and TriCaster will automatically import the Location and Stream ID values for the Connection.
- Windows Media Pull - If you are streaming internally (to people in your building or inside your own corporate firewall), Pullstreaming may well provide the easiest approach. Note that your stream may be constrained by lower bandwidth than a commercial streaming service typically offers, hence Pull streaming may falter when more than a few users are viewing the stream.
The Server Address field attempts to automatically display the Internet address you would provide viewers, or in some cases, your streaming service provider. This is the IP (Internet Protocol) address of your computer on the network. This information will be provided as ‘punctuated’ numeric value. You can provide any clients or streaming providers this address for use in Windows Media Player™.
Note: Routers provide a measure of network security by masking the details of systems connected to them, thus preventing direct external access. If TriCaster is connected to the network by a router, the IP number shown in the location field is only valid for viewers connected on the same side of the router as your TriCaster (as they might be in a local intranet configuration.)
To find out how to provide external access to your stream in this configuration, please see Section 17.8, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, for information on routers and “port forwarding”.
- Windows Media Push - A PushConnection is more convenient than Pull when TriCaster is connected behind a firewall. The dialog allows entry of a (pre-arranged) host Server Address, Username and Password. Enabling the Stream button then “pushes” the stream from your location, logging into the pre-arranged web address using the username and password you provide.
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