Server-side archiving has been one of the most requested live streaming features here at MetaCDN. It provides the ability for customers to record their live streaming events to cloud storage to either download or serve through our on demand video player. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of this feature to all our existing and new PRO plan users.
To see our full support document on how to set up live stream server-side archiving, visit our support article here.
This post will take you through the process of how to live stream on Linux, by creating a simple live stream player page in a Linux environment. This example uses a web server, a MetaCDN account and some open source goodies.
- 1 x Linux machine (My development box, running Ubuntu 12.04).
- 1 x Photo of a TV.
- 1 x Accessible web server ( in our case, running apache – http://httpd.apache.org).
- 1 x MetaCDN live streaming account (www.metacdn.com).
- 1 x Text Editor Of Your Choice (vim).
- 1 x GIMP. No, not a person with a physical impairment – we’re talking about the GNU Image Manipulation Program. (http://www.gimp.org).
- 1 x FFMPEG (https://www.ffmpeg.org).
With the closing of Justin.tv‘s live streaming service, customers are left searching for alternative providers. Among all of the live streaming services providers available, MetaCDN’s live streaming service stands out to be one of the fastest, highest quality and easiest solution to suit your needs.
Even better, we are offering a 30% discount off your first invoice on all signups using the coupon “JUSTINTV” to allow an easy and cost effective transition for your live streaming needs. This coupon expires 16th of August 2014.