Open WEB UI of the transcoder http://IP_address and login (the defaults login/pass are admin/2bechanged). Default IP address is 10.10.10.1. You will see the Channels page with all the channels which are setup at the moment (Pic.1).
On the top of the screen there is Main menu. Under it you will see Real time monitoring counters. Here you can see the performance counters: CPU load, GPU load, percent of used memory (RAM), overall input bit rate, overall output bit rate, requests per second to API, requests per second to build-in Webdav server. If you click a counter name it will change type of chart from Pie to Column.
You should use these performance counters to avoid an overload of the device. You can hide the real time monitoring panel by clicking -.
Under the performance counters you can see Encoding statistics for the channels which are currently encoding:
Input channels – first value is number of transcoding channels, second one is number of all channels which are setup at the moment
Output channels - first value is number of transcoding channels which have an active output stream, second one is number of all channels which have an output stream
Output streams - first value is number of active output streams for transcoding channels, second one is number of all output streams which are setup at the moment (here under output stream we mean a stream (bit rate) in a template)
You can hide the encoding statistics by clicking -.
Under encoding statistics we have Log item and if you click + you will see last log messages.
Under the log item there is channels table. Here you can see all channels which are setup at the moment. The table items:
Preview – channel’s preview animation
ID – channel ID
Channel – channel name
Source – channel’s input source
Backup - channel’s backup input source
Service ID – service identifier of the input source
Video PID – video track identifier
Audio PID – audio track identifier
State – state of the channel (can be transcoding, stopped or failed)
Health – health state of the channel (“down” if the channel is stopped, “up” if everything is OK, “issues” if there are some problems with encoding)
When you point mouse cursor to a channel in the table you will see additional items – start (stop), edit, delete
Start – start the channel for encoding
Stop – stop the channel encoding
Edit – edit the channel parameters
Delete – delete the channel with all its output streams
You can hide the channels table by clicking -. Under the "minus" you can see “mosaic” button and if you click it you will see the mosaic from preview animation of all of the channels.
At the left bottom corner of the page you can see device’s firmware version (for example © noisypeak, 2015 , v.1.9, build: 05.05.2015 9:40:38)
If you click “Main menu” item you will see main menu items at the left side of the screen (Pic.2)
Templates – here you can create video templates (encoding profiles) for your output streams. In a template you can create several streams with their own resolutions, bit rates, codec and codec parameters. You can edit or delete existing templates also (Pic.3).
Audio templates – here you can create, edit or delete audio encoding profiles. In an audio template you can setup codec type, bit rate and sample rate for output stream.
Output streams – here you can setup your output streams. In an output stream you should setup type of the stream, choose for it video and audio templates and other output parameters. Output streams table items:
Channel – the channel for which the output stream is created
Template – video template which is used for the output stream
Audio template – audio template which is used for the output stream
Type – type of the output for the output stream
Encryption – encryption type for the output stream
Output URL – usually it is link to play the output stream
Start mode – auto if the stream is starting automatically when the channel starts or manual output stream start
State – state of the output stream (Running or Stopped)
When you point mouse cursor to an output stream in the table you will see additional items – Start/Stop, Edit, Delete (Pic. 4)
Start – start the output stream (it doesn't affect the channel state on the channels page)
Stop – stop the output stream (it doesn't affect the channel state on the channels page)
Edit – edit the output stream parameters
Delete – delete the output stream
Settings item – here you can setup your network settings, IP address, net mask, Default gateway and DNS server. You can set here “Default multicast input interface” for UDP input (Pic. 5)
Export settings – when you click this item your browser will save device configuration to the default folder for downloads.
Import settings – here you can import full configuration or only part of it from a backup file.
Profile – here you can change admin password.