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Using the IBM Cloud Video (formerly Ustream) App
Using the IBM Cloud Video (formerly Ustream) App
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Written by Ian Maison
Updated over a week ago

What is IBM Cloud Video?

IBM Cloud Video (formerly Ustream) is a best-in-class end-to-end solution for enterprises to reliably stream live and on-demand video to large audiences and measure results in real-time.

See https://www.ibm.com/cloud/video for further details.

How does it work with Signagelive?

Signagelive has developed a range of Apps that allow you to display video delivered via the IBM Cloud video platform on your displays.

We have two Apps:

  • IBM Cloud Video - Samples Stream App - includes a sample of feeds for you to try

  • IBM Cloud Video - Public Stream App - allows you to display any Public Stream.

We are working with IBM to integrate their premium solution for private videos into a widget, if you are interested in this service please complete the contact form here.

How do I use the IBM Cloud Video Samples App?

To use the App, you will need to follow the steps below:

  • Log in to Signagelive as a User or Administrator

  • Select Content

  • Select Playlist

  • Select Create / Edit

  • Select the + button

  • Select ‘From the Marketplace

  • Search for IBM Cloud Video or use the Video Stream link from the Tags section.

  • Select the App named IBM Cloud Video (Sample) and click ‘Add

  • This will add it to your Signagelive asset library

  • Add the App to a playlist

  • Double click to view the Properties and select a feed to view from the list

  • Save your playlist and publish as normal (note your player will auto-update if the playlist is already published).

What is the IBM Cloud Video Public Stream App?

The “Public Stream” App allows you to select and view any publicly available stream.

Its setup is a little more complicated than the sample one as you will need to find the Channel Id within IBM Cloud video, to do that, follow these simple steps:

How do I access a Public Stream?

  • Select Watch from the main menu

  • Select a channel (small icon in the bottom right of each channel description)

  • Select the Share icon in the bottom right of the video

  • Select “Copy Link

  • Note the channel id from the URL (just the numbers at the end)

How do I use the Public Stream app?

  • Login to Signagelive as a User or Administrator

  • Select Content

  • Select Playlist

  • Select Create / Edit

  • Select the + button

  • Select ‘From the Marketplace

  • Search for IBM Cloud Video or use the Video Stream link from the Tags section.

  • Select the App names IBM Cloud Video (Public) and click ‘Add

  • This will add it to your Signagelive asset library

  • Add the App to a playlist

  • Double click to view the Properties and end the channel Id you noted in the text box labeled Channel Id

  • Save your playlist and publish as normal (note you player will auto-update if the playlist is already published).

Which players is IBM Cloud Video supported on?

Currently supported media players:

  • LG webOS 3.0

  • LG webOS 3.2

  • ChromeOS

  • BrightSign Series 3

  • Philips P line

Currently, there is limited support across our media player range, however, we are working with the vendors omitted from this list to add support.

How can I find out more?

You can learn more about this App or any others by visiting this section of the Help Centre, or by speaking to our Support Team via Live Chat or by emailing [email protected]

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