Re-using entry points (streams)

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If you’re a returning streamer, you can easily reuse previous stream settings for new streams.

  1. Create a live stream by going to
  2. At the top, click Stream.
  3. When you're asked to, click the live stream with the settings you’d like to copy. 
  4.  Click Reuse Settings
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From, the Encoder Setup section displays a reusable entry point. Set up your encoder once, and simply start your encoder to start streaming.

If you need to replace your stream name/key, click the Reset button.


Create custom, reusable ingestion settings by using the "Reusable stream key" drop-down menu under Ingestion. You can use those ingestion settings for several events again and again.

For example, you can create one stream called "720-p Gaming" and use those entry points for all of your 720-p gaming events. If you've more than one encoder, you can create a stream called "Encoder A, 720 p". You can now use these entry points for all 720-p events you do on that encoder.

For testing, you can create a test stream and a live stream associated with the same source stream. That way, you don't have to reconfigure your encoder between testing and your live stream.

Be sure that you don't encode to the same entry points simultaneously on several encoders.

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