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Streaming to thousands of employees

When you're conducting a private broadcast just for company employees or partners in various cities and countries:

  • Use your own or rented servers to prevent the video from being accessible on external platforms like YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Set up one or more edge servers in each branch depending on the number of viewers to avoid the need for a large Internet bandwidth on origin server.
  • Adapt the video for various devices to ensure smooth playback even on small screens or with poor connections.
  • Enable recording for rewinding so that latecomers can watch the broadcast from the beginning.

This page will explain how to achieve all this using Flussonic Media Server.

Corporate broadcast

Ingest the video

On the same server (origin) where the ingest is performed, configure transcoding and recording. Using a single server for these functions is possible because you are publishing only one or a few streams for corporate streaming; so ingesting, transcoding and recording will not require many resources.

Adapting the video to various devices

Video adaptation involves transcoding to multibitrate, which allows the stream to adjust to the viewer’s resolution and internet connection, fro example play in lower quality if the connection deteriorates. Use Flussonic Media Server to transcode the video and obtain a multibitrate stream.

  • Transcode on GPU NVENC or Intel Quick Sync Video, since hardware support guarantees optimal use of server resources.
  • Rent a server with GPU or QSV in the cloud or use your own server.

Record your broadcast

Recording will allow viewers to use rewind. Recording may also be a regulatory requirement, for example if you are recording a shareholders meeting.

  • Configure recording on the origin server.

    A transcoded multibitrate stream shall be recorded in the archive, so that all bitrates were available when rewinding and timeshifting.

Rent servers for restreaming

One origin server will not be able to distribute video to all tens of thousands of viewers. Use your own servers in your branches or rent edge servers in broadcasting regions:

  • Plan your capacity. Count on approximately 3-5 servers per 5000 viewers. To understand exactly how many and what kind of edge servers you need, contact our sales and technical support department at
  • Install Flussonic Media Server on the edge servers.
  • Configure restreaming from origin to edge.
  • Configure caching. Edge servers should have an SSD for caching the archive to reduce the load on the DVR on the origin server.

Set up balancing

To provide a single URL for playback in all regions, while preventing any one server from being overloaded by directing users to the closest available server:

  • Configure load balancing to distribute playback requests between several servers in one region.
  • Configure geo balancing for the edge servers to handle playback requests from their region only.

Provide viewers with the URL

Videos from Flussonic can be played on smartphones and computers, and even fed to the branch cable network.

  • Use our embed.html player on your website to play in a browser on smartphones and computers.
  • For other players, use links for playback over various protocols, including HLS/DASH, or low latency protocols MSE-LD, WebRTC, LL-HLS.