Teradek User Guide

Decoder Configuration

Updated

The Decoder Settings panel allows you to configure your Decoder card to receive streams from the Encoder. Before using the Decoder, ensure that the Encoder is on the same network and using the same streaming method. 

INGEST MODES

The Decoder Settings panel allows you to configure your Decoder card to receive streams from the Encoder. Before using the Decoder, ensure that the Encoder is on the same network and using the same streaming method.

MPEG TRANSPORT STREAM (MPEG-TS)

In MPEG Transport Stream Mode, Prism sends video via a TCP or UDP protocol to a specified unicast or multicast address. TCP is recommended when streaming over the Internet, while UDP is recommended when streaming over a local network to avoid the additional network overhead of TCP. Select the protocol best suited for your application needs, and ensure the Prism encoder is configured to stream to the Prism decoders corresponding IP address and port.

CONFIGURABLE SETTINGS

  • Protocol
  • Host
  • Port
  • Jitter Buffering


SRT
SRT is used to transmit high quality, low-latency video over unreliable networks. SRT has two connection types: Listener or Caller. When the connection type is set to Listener, the encoder waits for the client to connect and pull the stream from it. When the connection type is set to Caller, the encoder pushes video to a single destination IP address on a specific port. For either mode, a port number is needed, and a passphrase (if encryption is enabled). For a direct connection (Caller mode), enter the correct destination IP address.

CONFIGURABLE SETTINGS

  • Connection Type
  • Host (Caller)
  • Port
  • Source Port
  • Encryption
  • Latency


RTSP
When RTSP mode is enabled, the decoder communicates whether to use the TCP or UDP protocol for the stream. Ensure you have the correct port and stream name (stream1 is the default). To view your stream on VLC, copy the IP address from the Host field, launch VLC and open File>Open Network. Paste the IP address in the URL field, then click Open.

CONFIGURABLE SETTINGS

  • Host 
  • Port
  • Stream Name
  • Authentication
  • Use RTP over RTSP (UCP)
  • Latency
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