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How to playback a stream configured in the dashboard

The possible playback URLs are listed on the stream page. For any stream session, you must use an RTMP ingest URL and playback URL pair from the same region.

This is how a playback URL is formatted: https://{region}{playbackId}/index.m3u8.

All sessions for a stream have the same playback URL.

Users can view the live stream with any HLS video player (for example video.js).

The playback URL for RTMP streams is delivered via a content delivery network (CDN). The transcoded video stream automatically switches between the transcoded renditions based on the viewers’ available bandwidth, device performance, and network conditions.

What if playback isn’t working?

Look at the last seen at and status fields on the stream page. If ingest was properly configured for playback, the last seen at field will show the current date and time and the status will be active.

If this isn't the case, confirm the stream key and RTMP ingest URL are configured correctly in your broadcast software.

Lastly, check that your playback URL is of the same region as you RTMP ingest URL.

Next, learn how to record stream sessions with the Dashboard.
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