How do I set up an Input in SnapStream MOCO?

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How do I set up an Input in SnapStream MOCO?

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Before you proceed to set up a SnapStream MOCO input, you will need some information.

What type of signal are you using? (ATSC/8VSB/QAM/ASI/TSOIP/OTT/etc)

Depending on your signal type, you may need the physical channel, QAM frequency type, program number, etc.

 

If you are using ATSC/8VSB/QAM/ASI, you will need to set up a Physical Input.

  1. Log into the SnapStream MOCO web interface and navigate to Admin - Settings - Physical Inputs.
  2. Click on "Add Physical Input".
  3. Name the Physical Input.
  4. You will have a few options for the Tuner:
    1. Hauppauge: each physical input will be tied to a physical channel.
      1. Select the "Tuner" you would like to use.
      2. Select "Tuner Type"
        • ATSC/8VSB: Requires the physical channel of the channel you are trying to record.
        • QAM: Requires the physical channel and the QAM frequency type (IRC, HRC, US-Cable) of the channel you are trying to record.
      3.  Click Add once you fill in the previous settings.
    2. Dektec: The SDI inputs are numbered 1-4 top down.
      1. Select the "Tuner" you would like to use.
      2. Select ASI for "Tuner Type"
      3. Click Add.

setup_physical_inputs.jpg 

 

Once you have your Physical Input setup or have your TSOIP/OTT stream information, you can than proceed to setup your "Inputs".  There is a 10 Input limit per SnapStream MOCO appliance.

If you are using ATSC/8VSB/QAM/ASI, please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Admin - Settings - Inputs
  2. Click on "Add Input"
  3. Under Input Settings, please enter the following information: 
    • Input Name: Give the input a name, be descriptive so it is easy to recognize.
    • Input Type: Physical Input
    • Physical Input: Select the Physical Input you previously created.
    • Program Number: ATSC/8VSB channels typically have sub-channels, 13-1, 13-2, etc, so the program number is the sub-channel Program Number. This will specify which sub-channel you will be recording.
    • Machine: If the system is part of a cluster, you would have multiple dropdown options here, but if it is a standalone system it should just display this appliance's machine name.
    • Path: this is the actual folder destination you are assigning this input. Please use a folder on the storage array. By default, it uses d:\inputs.
    • Advanced Permissions: On/Off, by default, it is Off and Everyone has access to this "Input". If the administrator only wants certain groups/user(s) to access this Input, they can removed "Everyone" and add them to give them access. If you toggle Advanced Permissions to On, it will display more detailed Permissions for this Input. As like before, they just remove "Everyone" and add the groups/user(s) they want to give access.
    • Generate Proxy Recording: On/Off, by default, it is On. This setting should always be on, so when users view the inputs they see a proxy generated copy of the original input. Whenever they make a clip though, it is performed on the original input's quality.
      • Proxy Profile: It only appears when the above is enabled. This is the Format Profile that is being used to generate proxy recordings. New Profiles can be created under Admin - Settings - Format Profiles.
    • Configure Expiration: On/Off, by default, it is set to Off. This is usually predetermined during the sale process, please enter the set expiration days for the original recording and proxy copy.
    • Enable Nielsen Watermark Monitoring: On/Off, when enabled the customer has to provide the SIDs (Source Identification) that was assigned to them by Nielsen. The SID identifies the source of the distribution and is included in each watermark.
    • Generate Loudness Data: On/Off.
      • Loudness Specification: ATSC A/85 2011, ATSC A/85 2013 and EBU R128. Typically you will use 2013 one for the ATSC as it is the most current specification. For European/International customers, they typically will use the EBU specification. 
      • Short Intervals (seconds), we place some standard numbers here already but you can configure your intervals as needed.
    • Process As Run Logs: On/Off. Before you enable this option, you will need to contact SnapStream Support to create an asrun.profile. Once the profile is created, on the appliance's C drive under snapstreamhotfolders, you will see folders that replicate your Inputs. Drop the asrun.profile in there if it hasn't been set up for you.  The next step is now up to you on how you will get your As Run Logs to this c:\snapstreamhotfolders directory.  Many users just write a batch file that copies the logs to SnapStream.
    • Ratings Station: the unique identifier will need to be entered for the channel you are setting up.
  4. Click "Save"

setup_inputs_physical.jpg  

If you are using a TSOIP/OTT stream, please follow these instructions.

  1. Navigate to Admin - Settings - Inputs
  2. Click on "Add Input"
  3. Under Input Settings, please enter the following information: 
    • Input Name: Give the input a name, be descriptive so it is easy to recognize.
    • Input Type: IPTV Input
    • Machine: If the system is part of a cluster, you would have multiple dropdown options here, but if it is a standalone system it should just display this server's machine name. Essentially this is the server that is receiving the IP stream.
    • Network Interface: This is the network port that is receiving the IP stream, as the server has multiple network ports and the user may configure more than one.
    • Transport Type: These are the types of protocols that can be configured.
      • UDP Multicast
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • UDP Unicast
        • Source Port: The port the stream is using.
      • RTP Over UDP Unicast
        • Source Port: The port the stream is using.
      • RTP Over UDP Multicast
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • TCP (Connect)
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • TCP (Listen)
        • Source Port: The port the stream is using.
      • RTMP
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • RTMP (Alt)
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • HLS
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
      • MPEG-DASH
        • Source Address: The URL to the stream
    • Program Number: IP Stream is similar to ATSC, typically they have sub-channels, 13-1, 13-2, etc, so the program number is the sub-channel Program Number. This will specify which sub-channel you will be using.
    • Machine: If the system is part of a cluster, you would have multiple dropdown options here, but if it is a standalone system it should just display this appliance's machine name.
    • Path: this is the actual folder destination you are assigning this input. Please use a folder on the storage array. By default, it uses d:\inputs.
    • Advanced Permissions: On/Off, by default, it is Off and Everyone has access to this "Input". If the administrator only wants certain groups/user(s) to access this Input, they can removed "Everyone" and add them to give them access. If you toggle Advanced Permissions to On, it will display more detailed Permissions for this Input. As like before, they just remove "Everyone" and add the groups/user(s) they want to give access.
    • Generate Proxy Recording: On/Off, by default, it is On. This setting should always be on, so when users view the inputs they see a proxy generated copy of the original input. Whenever they make a clip though, it is performed on the original input's quality.
      • Proxy Profile: It only appears when the above is enabled. This is the Format Profile that is being used to generate proxy recordings. New Profiles can be created under Admin - Settings - Format Profiles.
    • Configure Expiration: On/Off, by default, it is set to Off. This is usually predetermined during the sale process, please enter the set expiration days for the original recording and proxy copy.
    • Enable Nielsen Watermark Monitoring: On/Off, when enabled the customer has to provide the SIDs (Source Identification) that was assigned to them by Nielsen. The SID identifies the source of the distribution and is included in each watermark.
    • Generate Loudness Data: On/Off.
      • Loudness Specification: ATSC A/85 2011, ATSC A/85 2013 and EBU R128. Typically you will use 2013 one for the ATSC as it is the most current specification. For European/International customers, they typically will use the EBU specification. 
      • Short Intervals (seconds), we place some standard numbers here already but you can configure your intervals as needed.
    • Process As Run Logs: On/Off. Before you enable this option, you will need to contact SnapStream Support to create an asrun.profile. Once the profile is created, on the appliance's C drive under snapstreamhotfolders, you will see folders that replicate your Inputs. Drop the asrun.profile in there if it hasn't been set up for you.  The next step is now up to you on how you will get your As Run Logs to this c:\snapstreamhotfolders directory.  Many users just write a batch file that copies the logs to SnapStream.
    • Ratings Station: the unique identifier will need to be entered for the channel you are setting up.
  4. Click "Save"

setup_inputs_tsoip.jpg Input Groups (Optional)

  • Configure Input Groups
    • Create New Input Group
      1. Navigate to Admin - Settings - Input Groups
      2. Click on "Create New Input Group"
      3. Create Input Group
        1. Name: Give the input group a name, be descriptive so it is easy to recognize.
        2. Click "Add Inputs" to add an input to this group.
        3. Put a check mark in the box next to the channel you want to add and click "Add Selected Inputs".
        4. Put a check mark in the box next to the channel and then click "Remove Inputs" to remove the input from the input group.
        5. Once you are done, click on "Save"
    • Edit Input Group
      1. Navigate to Admin - Settings - Input Groups
      2. Click on the "Edit Channel Group" icon to edit the input group you want to edit.
      3. Click "Add Inputs" to add an input to this group.
      4. Put a check mark in the box next to the channel you want to add and click "Add Selected Inputs".
      5. Put a check mark in the box next to the channel and then click "Remove Inputs" to remove the input from the input group.
      6. Once you are done, click on "Save"
    • Delete Input Group
      1. Navigate to Admin - Settings - Input Groups
      2. Click on the "Delete Channel Group" icon to edit the input group you want to delete.
      3. A confirmation window will pop up, click on Delete to delete the input group

If you need any further assistance, please contact SnapStream support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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