How to get thumbnail for Live streams or DVR?

Now users can generate thumbnail images for Live stream or DVR. Please follow the below-mentioned steps.

-> Thumbnail image for Live streams

  • Login to 5centsCDN console.
  • Go to Live stream and select Push/Pull/Multi bitrate Push/Scheduled playlist.
  • Click the Manage button of your stream name.
  • On the redirected page, click Playback URL/Embed code option.
  • Copy the HLS playback URL and replace .m3u8 with .jpg, For example, Consider the HLS playback URL of the stream “demo/live”
    https://woj7lng8dg82-hls-live.5centscdn.com/demo/458e56375840d27036716149fe60e281.sdp/playlist.m3u8
    You can remove .m3u8 and add .jpg in the above URL to get the thumbnail image.
    https://woj7lng8dg82-hls-live.5centscdn.com/demo/458e56375840d27036716149fe60e281.sdp/playlist.jpg
  • In the case of nDVR enabled streams, you can use playlist_dvr.jpg 

 

-> Thumbnail image for DVR

  • Login to 5centsCDN control panel.
  • Go to Live Streams.
  • Click DVR.
  • Click the Manage button of the corresponding stream name.
  • On the redirected page, Click DVR status/Export option.
  • Specify the starting and ending time of the recording or you can double click the DVR footage on the graph.
  • You can take the HLS playback URL from the console and replace .m3u8 with .jpg, for example,
    Consider the playback URL
    http://woj7lng8dg82-hls-live.5centscdn.com/demo_rec/458e56375840d27036716149fe60e281.sdp/playlist_dvr_range-1631557800-86400.m3u8
    You can replace the .m3u8 in the above URL with .jpg.
    http://woj7lng8dg82-hls-live.5centscdn.com/demo_rec/458e56375840d27036716149fe60e281.sdp/playlist_dvr_range-1631557800-86400.jpg

 

 

Now you can embed the URL in your player code as a splash screen image. Kindly check with our Bradmax player settings

Setting up Bradmax Player with 5centsCDN

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