The workflow page is where you'll spend the majority of your time when logged into your Switchboard account.
The Workflow Page is split into 2 components:
Encoder Workflow Pane (left) and the Destinations Pane (right).
Encoder Workflow Pane: View the Confidence Monitor, Encoder details, and Details of the content being sent from the encoder.
Destinations Pane: View the current destination groups, templates, and destinations that exist in the current workflow.
The Workflow Pane allows you to select and configure your Encoder, view your Confidence Monitor, and check your stream's Detail.
Workflow (Source) Name: Populated with the name of the encoder. It's internal and can be changed to whatever you like.
Confidence Monitor ( preview window)
Used to verify that you are receiving video from the encoder.
Content sent from the encoder will display on the confidence monitor.
- If nothing is showing on the Switchboard Confidence monitor, and the status doesn't display "Receiving" with a green dot, then that means that we are not receiving anything from your encoder, and therefore we do not have any video to send to your destinations.
From the dropdown menu, you may Select, Create, or View All Encoder Workflows to monitor all inbound streams.
Above the preview window click the arrow to open the drop-down menu.
You can quickly switch between the various encoder workflows that exist in your account.
Create a new encoder workflow (ingestion point) in your Switchboard account.
View all of the encoder workflows that exist in your Switchboard account.
Source Tab: Displays the encoder information for your workflow, and displays the RTMP information that you'll use to copy/paste to connect with encoders that support RTMP streaming.
Stream Server (Encoder )Region: The Switchboard Live server you connect to; use the drop-down to select the closest region near your location.
Server URL: The (RTMP) Address to the Switchboard Live server in the encoder region you selected.
Press the "Copy URL to Clipboard" button and paste it into the encoder.
Stream Key: (RTMP) A unique code used to identify your stream.
Press the "Copy Key to Clipboard" button and paste it into the encoder.
Show or hide the Stream Key.
Reset the Stream Key. Press the rounded arrow icon to reset the stream key.
Receiving Content from your Encoder.
Start sending content from the encoder.
Content will display on the Switchboard Confidence (preview) monitor.
The Status of your Encoder in relation to Switchboard Live's servers will change from a red dot “not receiving” to a green dot “receiving”.
The Resolution, Average Bitrate, and Preview Audio by holding down on the button.
Detail Tab: Displays the technical details of your incoming stream.
Session: Shows your Unique Session ID along with the Start Time, the Last Activity, and Total Bytes Received between your Encoder and Switchboard Live's servers.
Video (in): Shows the incoming Video Stats of your stream. i.e. - Resolution, Codec, Average Bitrate, Packets Received, Bytes Received.
Audio (in): Shows the incoming Audio Stats of your stream. i.e. - Codec, Average Bitrate, Packets Received, and Bytes Received.
The Destination Pane allows you to select and configure your Destination's metadata by selecting a Template, add and manage Destinations tied to this workflow, and monitor your Destination's Status.
Destination Grouping: Organize and group your destinations to simplify large amounts of destinations.
Add Destinations: This allows you to add New or Existing Destinations to your current Workflow.
StreamShare Destinations are labeled "Shared by" preceding the destination's name.
Status Indicator: Displays the status of the destinations tied to your current workflow.
- Authorized or Unauthorized.
- Press the orange UNAUTHORIZED button to start the authorization process.
Icon: Each destination has a unique icon that doubles as a link to that platform's page.
Name: This is the internal name that you created for the destination. Remember, only you can see this name.
Destinations: Each Destintination contains its own set of data depending on if it is "Live" or not. View technical details of an individual destination's stream i.e. – broadcast, session, video, audio.
Info Button: Not Live
Info Button: While live streaming.
Edit Destination Name: Update the destination's internal name.
Bulk Select: You can Select All destinations in order to simultaneously Start/Stop streams, and Remove Destinations from Workflows.
Enable Autostart: Automatically starts the stream for destinations in the group this has been enabled for. Turn this feature on before sending video from the encoder into your Switchboard account.
Press the pencil icon, and select predefined metadata (stream title, description, hashtags) that you want to appear on your destinations when they GO Live.
Go Live: Start streaming to a destination by clicking the Go Live button.
End Stream: To stop streaming to a destination click the Stop Streaming button