Playback a live stream
This is how a Livepeer.com playback URL is formatted:
All sessions for a stream have the same playback URL.
The easiest way to the stream playback URL is to login to the Livepeer.com Dashboard, navigate to the Streams page, livepeer.com/dashboard/streams, and click on a stream name. The playback URL is listed on the page.
You can also make a
GET request to
note the value of
playbackId in the response. The playback URL is
Playback for all Pro plan 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.
Non-CDN delivery for free tier users is limited to 10 viewers per account.
Look at the
isActive (Status row on the Livepeer.com Dashboard)
values. If ingest was properly configured for playback,
lastSeen will show the
current date and time and
isActive will be
true (Status row on the
Livepeer.com Dashboard will be Active).
If this isn't the case, confirm the
streamKey and RTMP ingest URL,
rtmp://rtmp.livepeer.com/live, are configured correctly in your broadcast
Lastly, check that your playback URL is correct.
You can use
?video=false at the end of an
.m3u8 URL to get an audio-only
stream. For example,