Quickstart

Streams Wizard

Our Streams product supports users to create new video streams via UI wizard or API.
You will need an account with a valid Streams trial or subscription. Sign up here if you don't have an account yet.

Learn how to interact with our API:

For more details check out our API reference.

Here is how to get started inside the dashboard:

Step 1: Navigate to Streams page

Follow this link or navigate manually to the Streams page via the sidebar navigation.

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Step 2: Create Streams button

If there are no Streams created yet you will find a prominent button in the middle which will lead you to our UI wizard or use the "+ Create Streams" button in the banner on top to get to the wizard.

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Step 3: Upload your video

Drag&Drop your video file or select the "Choose a file" button to open your file explorer to upload your video content. If you just want to test out our product, we provide some default choices on the right to be selected to continue the process.

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Size limitation of 5GB

The upload supports file sizes up to 5GB only. We are working currently to increase this limit or also to offer new upload possibilities to our Streams product.

After clicking "Next Step" we will trigger an Encoding and transcode your content in the highest possible quality and upload the output on our Bitmovin CDN. With our zero-waiting workflow concept, the Encoding will take time but won't prevent you from continuing on the next step to embed already our Player code. Continue with step 4.

Step 4: Embed your code

We auto-generate the player code for you and provide you with a web component that can be easily integrated into your page. Copy&paste the code into your page and already get started to run your first video.

Note: In the beginning, you will see some generic waiting video being displayed while the real Encoding is still progressing. No worries, once the Encoding is done we will automatically update the content and our Player will poll the real Encoding without any further action needed.

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πŸ‘ Awesome Work!

Now that you have successfully set up a Stream on your website and run some video impressions, you can enjoy more data under our "Performance" tab.

If you face any issues always feel free to reach out to our community and ask for help.

Final Step: View your data

Below you will see an example of the metrics which we will automatically filter for your selected Stream. If you want to learn more about how to analyze your users behavior check out: Measure your Streams performance

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What’s Next

Learn more about the product inside our product guides section: