A well-known main feature of sopplus.tv is anyone can broadcast his or own channel without much effort. SopPlus Streamer is developed for this intention. Once one starts a channel with SopPlus Streamer, he creates an original stream seed that starts to construct the whole p2p distribution network.
The SopPlus Streamer is just a seed of a channel. It feeds a couple of viewers, these first level viewers share their data and feed other viewers. All the viewers construct a mesh network, each viewer has a couple of neighbors who established a direct connection with it and shares data with its neighbors.
Channel Name: the name of the channel, describe the content of the channel.
For better compatibility and viewing experience, SopPlus Streamer supports the following media types and transfer protocols.
|Protocol||Container||Video codec||Audio codec|
Valid source examples:
Access Code: When a channel started with an Access Code, other viewers must input this code to start the channel. That means the channel is not public to everyone, it is a private channel. You can share this code with your friends or customers by ways you prefered.
Click the START button to start the channel.
Buffer Map shows the current channel's cache status. Each piece represents one second of data. Where gray indicates no data, green indicates having data, and yellow indicates that the data is a keyframe. In order to give users a good viewing experience, the video source should have a keyframe every 2 to 5 seconds. Too few key frames will make the channel stalling, stop and so on.
|Buffer Map Example||Status||How to improve|
|Too few keyframes||Configure your encoder to make more keyframes|
|No keyframes||Configure your encoder to make more keyframes|
|Keyframes not stable||Check the network of channel source|
|No data||Check the network or encoder of the channel source|
Buffer of Source shows the quality of fetching channel source, it usually is 100.
Buffer of Clinets shows the quality of all clients viewing the channel. It should bigger than 80. The viewing experience is not good if this number less than 80.
Download Rate shows download rate of fetching channel source.
Upload Rate shows upload rate of sending data to other viewers.
Service Port shows the port to transfer data to other viewers. If you broadcast a channel in a private network, it is important to allow other users to access the port. While SopPlus uses technology as much as possible to allow other users to access this port, it can not be done on some routers. You can do port mapping on the router so that other users have better connectivity.
Current Viewers shows how many viewers are watching your channel now.