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Channel is any single or multiple bitrate live video stream ingested over RTMP or UDP (unicast/multicast) protocol into Telia Solutions Video Cloud infrastructure, processed and packaged into HLS or MPEG-DASH stream. Channel may be a live TV channel transmitting 24 hours a day or event stream lasting only several hours. Channel originates in an encoder or streamer that generates video stream either provided by customer or purchased as a TV channel cloud playout service or received from satellite and converted into IP stream. Add, edit and manage channels in the Channels section.

Elementary streams and Manifests are parts of the channel configuration.

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Recording is a special type of media asset generated by channel recording process. Content of the channel streams is stored in the system for later playback. Recordings can be managed in the Recordings section and used to create catch-up TV service, a library of live event recordings and other needs. Main features of recordings are:

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Media or media asset is a set of files comprising a clip, movie, program or other video roll. Media asset can have one or more renditions or bitrates. Media asset may contain source video track, multiple transcoded video tracks, one or more audio tracks, e.g. in different languages, one or more subtitle tracks, metadata files, image files like posters, thumbnails etc. and any other related files stored with media asset. Media assets are managed in Media section and typically used for video-on-demand (VoD) type of services.

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  • Broad and widening input format support;
  • Any reasonable number of video/audio profiles;
  • Multiple audio track and subtitle support;
  • Up to 4K 2160p, 50/60 frames per second;
  • File and content integrity pre-check;
  • Batch asset processing.

Transcoding presets

Transcoding presets are settings which define how media assets will be transcoded - number of renditions, bitrates, resolutions, framerates etc.

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File in terms of Telia Video Cloud is any regular file uploaded into the Files section. Files can be delivered to large audiences over the internet, e.g. for software distribution and other needs. Files are managed in the Files section.

Statistics

The Statistics section contains data from CDN usage metering system. As CDN sees only a part of the usage it is not feasible to extract user session data from that. 

To maintain the client side statistics video player embed code is integrated with several statistics systems. Google Analytics is the default one but others can be obtained for additional cost like Youbora (detailed overview of loading errors, each end-user experience, devices and other). Also Gemius analytics is integrated into the Video Cloud embed code, to active please contact your account manager. Client side statistics provided by Telia Video Cloud is not available if direct content URLs are used with 3rd party players.

Video API

Video API allows to automate the video workflow and integrate with other systems that customer uses for back- and frontoffice needs.

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To play the video content on viewer's device Telia Video Cloud provides an embed code implemented as HTML iframe and containing a player capable of playing HLS and MPEG DASH. These and other protocols also can be played back by players supplied by customer. Our player is:

  • Best in class HTML5 video player provided by THEOplayer;
  • Broad playback device support - Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, smart TVs, set-top-boxes;
  • Customizable embed code for your site;
  • Protection against reembedding;
  • Player level analytics support - Google Analytics, Streamlyzer and other services.

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