The event management page

The event management page allows Clevercast administrators to configure a broadcast, monitor the live stream and set up multiple language rooms for Translate@Home. The settings and controls on your event management page may differ from this screenshot. They depend on your plan, the features enabled for your account and the broadcast protocol selected for the event. This screenshot specifically describes the event management page for a multilingual live stream with Clevercast Translate@Home.

Note that the preview status is not present in single-language RTMP events (you can use the waiting status instead). For multilingual events, the event status must be set from waiting to preview before Clevercast shows your broadcast in the preview player.

  1. Event status label: displays the current status of the event. For a multilingual event, the status can be:
    • Waiting: This means that the event is not ready to receive a broadcast or accommodate interpreters. While the event is waiting, the public player displays a waiting message or image and (optionally) a countdown timer.
    • Preview *: This is the testing status: the event is ready to receive a broadcast and accommodate interpreters. As administrator you can see the live stream in the preview player, but it is not yet visible to viewers. They keep seeing the waiting message or image and (optional) countdown timer.
    • Started: When you press the ‘Start Event‘ button, the public player detects this and shows the live stream to your viewers (the waiting message/image and countdown timer automatically disappears). If server-side recording is enabled for your account, this also starts (it ends when you change the event status to ended or waiting).
    • Paused: When you set the event status to paused, Clevercast keeps streaming. As administrator you can continue to see the live stream in the preview player, but your viewers can no longer see it. Clevercast automatically detects the status change and replaces the live stream with the paused image or message.
    • Ended: For multilingual events, this means that the event stops receiving the broadcast and closes the language rooms. Clevercast detects the status change and replaces the live stream with the ended image or message.
  2. ‘Start Event’ and ‘Change Event Status’ buttons: these allow you to change the status of the event. Be aware that a status change may take some time.
  3. Broadcast status label: when a broadcast is being sent to Clevercast, this is set to Started. For the broadcast to be shown in the player, the event status must also be set to waiting, preview or started.
  4. Broadcast settings: these should be copied to your encoder or third party solution that sends the broadcast to Clevercast.
  5. Simulcast management: link to the per-language simulcast configuration.
  6. Language rooms management:  allows you to add languages to a T@H event. For each language, Clevercast creates a language room for your interpreters. Language rooms are available when the event status is preview, started or paused.
    • ‘Manage language rooms’ button: this allows the Clevercast administrator to chat with interpreters, and (optionally) change the floor audio volume in the translated audio streams. See below for more info.
    • ‘Switch to backup broadcast’ button: this allows you to use the backup streaming server for broadcasting and translating. Unless the main streaming server is down, you shouldn’t do this.
  7. Preview player: player that allows Clevercast administrators to see the livestream if the event is in preview, started and paused status.
  8. Public player: player with the same behavior as the embedded player, as seen by your viewers. This player detects the event status changes and acts accordingly.
  9. Public player embed code: you can copy the embed code to add the public player to your website. Or press customize to copy a different version of the embed code (eg responsive).
  10. Service message: when the event is started, you can send a text message which is displayed in the public player (during a given time, or until you remove it).
  11. Settings: allow you to customize the event.
    • Player: select a custom branded player.
    • Viewing profile: limit the accessibility of the live stream by viewers.
    • Resolutions: change the resolutions for adaptive streaming
    • Player countdown: set the start time of your event, to let the public player show a countdown timer while the event status is waiting or preview.
    • Messages: change the message shown in the player when the event status is not started.
    • Images: show an image in the player (instead of a message) when the event status is not started. The image should preferably have the same aspect ratio (16:9) as the player.
    • Advanced: allows you to change the default language of your event.

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