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View and edit media server

The parameters of the media server are divided into several tabs.

The General data tab

The tab contains the following fields:

  • Cluster, Group, displayed when the current media server is specified in the cluster and group, respectively.

  • Internal address, the address used to access the media server's API.

  • External address, the address through which clients will receive video streams, screenshots, and archives.

  • Media server type, select the type of media server.

  • Group, specifies the type of cameras whose video streams can be distributed by this media server. Available values:

    • Public.

    • Private.

    • All, selecting this value allows the media server to distribute cameras of any type.

  • URL scheme, the scheme used to access the media server. Available values: http, https.

  • Number of threads limit, the maximum number of main streams that can be created on the media server.

  • Incoming traffic limit, Kbps, the maximum sum of incoming traffic for all created streams on this media server (main and secondary streams), which cannot be exceeded when distributing new video streams to it.

  • Internal Port, the port used to access the API.

  • External port, the port used to view HLS-format videos in the browser.

  • RTSP port.

  • Change token, used when there is a need to change the token for authorizing API requests to the media server.

  • Storages, specify the path to the local storage for recording archives.

  • Active, when enabled, the media server is available for distributing video streams to it.

  • Incorrect cameras is displayed when the corresponding permission is available. With the setting enabled, streams distributed to the current media server will be listed as invalid cameras in case of reconnections (see the Incorrect cameras section). If an administrator without access to the Incorrect cameras feature creates a new media server, the functionality of moving cameras to the invalid cameras list will be disabled by default.

When the Incorrect Cameras feature is disabled, the presence of cameras with disconnected streams is checked. If such streams exist, a request to enable them is displayed:

Request to enable streams

Selecting the Turn on disabled streams option attempts to enable the streams. For streams that were not enabled, events High/Low-quality stream activation error are created. If the streams were successfully enabled, events of the type High/Low-quality stream enabled are created.

Selecting the Don’t need to enable disabled streams option keeps the streams in the disabled state.

After disabling the Incorrect cameras feature, all cameras in the Incorrect section whose streams are assigned to the current media server are removed from the invalid cameras list.

The General data tab

Click the Update button to save changes.

If there are video streams assigned to the media server, only the URL scheme, Number of threads limit, Incoming traffic limit, Kbps and Active settings are available for editing.

The Storages tab

The tab allows viewing the list of storage devices for the media server.

The Storages tab

Adding storage devices is done on the General Information tab.

If there are video streams assigned to the media server, the added storage device will only be displayed on the tab after confirmation.

The Cameras tab

The tab displays the list of cameras with at least one video stream assigned to the current media server.

The Cameras tab

The table contains columns for:

  • ID

  • Name

  • Status

  • IP Address

  • Creation Date

  • Location

  • /storage, contains information about the camera's association with a specific storage server.

The Info tab

The tab provides general system information about the server. Only viewing the data is available.

The Info tab

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