LiveU Solo & Solo Pro: How to Setup An SRT Destination

LiveU recently posted an article to their blog detailing how to setup an SRT destination stream on the LiveU Solo and Solo PRO. LiveU Solo and Solo Pro are portable video encoding and live streaming units designed for broadcasters, content creators, and online publishers who want to deliver high-quality video content from remote locations.

The LiveU Solo is a lightweight, easy-to-use, and affordable device that connects to a camera and cellular network to enable live streaming to popular online platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitch. It offers reliable connectivity, adaptive bit rate encoding, and bonding of multiple cellular networks for enhanced video quality and stability.

On the other hand, LiveU Solo Pro is an advanced version of LiveU Solo that offers additional features such as 4K HEVC encoding, remote cloud management, and live editing. It's designed for professional videographers and broadcasters who require high-end live streaming capabilities and remote production workflows. Solo Pro is also compatible with LiveU's cloud-based platform, which allows users to manage and monitor their streams remotely.

Both LiveU Solo and Solo Pro are versatile and portable devices that are ideal for live streaming events such as sports, news, concerts, and conferences, where high-quality video production is critical.

Here's How to Setup an SRT Stream:

1. Select the SRT Caller Destination Type
Add a new destination to your unit, and select SRT-OUT-Caller-Solo as your destination type:

2. Set Your SRT Information
Once you select that, you will get some SRT options to set

Here is a breakdown of each parameter you should set:

  1. Destination Name: like other destination this is used only internally on the portal, to help you find and set the destination a second time
  2. Primary URL: this is your SRT destination information.  It will take the format of "srt://". But, you will replace "" in this example with the IP address, or domain name, of your target.  If you are sending SRT to yourself, this would be your own external IP address.  The "22000" in this example is the port, and you should specify a port to use (unlike RTMP, SRT has no real "default" port).  
  3. Stream ID: similar to "Stream Key" in RTMP, this identifies your stream and should be provided by the platform you are streaming to.  However, if you are streaming to your own software (like vMix), just input any value here as it won't be used by some software such as vMix
  4. Passphrase (Optional): different from Stream ID, this is a passphrase to encrypt your stream.  Use it if your target platform or software needs it, or if you want to your stream encrypted (but make sure the receive side is setup to use the same passphrase as well)
  5. Latency: This is the SRT latency to set.  It should be about twice the round trip time between the LiveU Cloud and your destination - but its hard to know what that number is! for Most destinations on the internet, the default of 500ms should be just fine.  If you know your destination is for any reason hard to reach, or you find the stream unstable, try a higher value here.  
  6. Codec: here you can choose, on Solo PRO only between H.264 (the default) or HEVC.

Once you set these values, save the destination just like you would other Solo destinations.

Read the full article from LiveU HERE

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