The General page is the first page you are taken to when viewing/editing an Event. As the name suggests, this page contains all the general information for an Event, such as its title, Channel, and other metadata. On the right side of the page you will see a player preview window, if the type of Event contains video content.
Reference and External IDs¶
These ID’s can be used when you want to identify the Event via an external system without using the Event’s GUID. The Reference Id is typically set by the system (unless it already has a value) when it converts to VOD. This value can be changed if required.
This field allows you to give more details to an Event that wouldn’t be suitable for, or fit within, the Title.
Start and End times¶
The times section will display different controls depending on the type of Event. All Event types will contain these fields:
- Start Date
- Start Time
- End Date
- End Time
These are used to define when an Event starts and ends. For VOD Events this can be helpful when searching for Events or defining when the content took place.
For Live Events, these times can be used to define when the stream should start and end, when used along with the extra controls:
- Auto Start
- Start Offset (minutes)
- Auto Restart
- Auto Publish
- Auto Start Publications
- Auto End
- End Offset (minutes)
- Auto Provision
- Provision Offset (minutes)
- Auto Terminate
- Terminate Offset (minutes)
Auto Start and Auto End will automatically start and end the live stream on those set times. When the stream starts, the Event’s state will change to
Auto Publish will automatically set the Event’s state to
LIVE_PUBLISHED. Typically this is used to transition from
LIVE_UNPUBLISHED but also supports going from
Start Offset (minutes) will start the encoder that many minutes before the Event starts. For example, an Event set to start at 09:00 with a Start Offset of 5 will start the encoder at 08:55, and will publish the Event at 09:00 (assuming Auto Publish is enabled). This is useful as it can often take encoders several minutes to startup.
Auto Provision will automatically spin up infrastructure to host the Event, offset (minutes) will start the process those many minutes before the Start Time.
Auto Terminate will shut down the provisioned infrastructure, offset (minutes) will start the process those many minutes after the End Time. If the stream is likely to overrun or be extended last minute, it is recommended to use the termination workflow within the Infrastructure Profile instead.
More information about provisioning can be seen on the Deploying Dynamic Infrastructure page
This field displays the current Room for the Event. It can be changed using the drop down. To learn more about this, go to The Rooms section.
This field displays the current Categories for the Event. Multiple can be selected by holding CTRL when clicking on Categories. To learn more about this, go to The Categories section.
This field displays the Event Type for the Event. It can be changed using the drop down. To learn more about this, go to The Event Types section.
This field displays the set Channel for the Event. Channels define which stream to use for the Event, but it can also be used to reference which Channel a VOD asset came from. To learn more about this, go to The Channel Workflows section.
This field displays the Infrastructure Profile for the Event. this can only be edited on
PRE_LIVE Events that do not already have Infrastructure or are in the process of requesting any. To learn more about this, go to The Infrastructure Profile section..
This field allows you to view and set the Thumbnail for the Event. The recommended size and required file types are displayed under the field. When an Event is created from a Live or VOD asset via the Task Engine, a thumbnail is automatically generated for that Event.