Ingest Video from a File

To ingest video from a file, follow these steps.

To ingest video from a file

  1. Create a new configuration to send to Media Server with the process action, or open an existing configuration that you want to modify.

  2. In the [Ingest] section, set the following configuration parameters:

    IngestRate The rate at which Media Server ingests video. If you are ingesting video from files, HPE recommends setting this parameter to 0. For more information about choosing an ingest rate, see Choose the Rate of Ingestion.
    IngestEngine The name of a section in the configuration file that will contain the ingestion settings

    For example:

  3. Create a new section in the configuration file to contain the ingestion settings (using the name you specified with the IngestEngine parameter). Then, set the following parameters:

    Type The ingest engine to use. Set this parameter to libav.

    (Optional) The ingest engine produces output tracks that contain timestamped records. You can use this parameter to control the timestamp values, which is useful if you are ingesting video that was originally broadcast at an earlier time. Specify the time in epoch milliseconds or ISO 8601 UTC.

    StartOffset (Optional) The position in the video at which to start processing. For example, to ignore the first minute of a video file, set this parameter to 60seconds.
    MaximumDuration (Optional) The maximum amount of video and audio to ingest, before stopping ingestion. If you do not set this parameter, there is no limit on the amount of video and audio that is ingested. You can set this parameter to ingest part of a video file. If the maximum duration is reached, Media Server stops ingestion but does finish processing any frames that have already been ingested.

    For example:


    There is no configuration parameter to specify the source. You must specify the path of the source file or the IP address of the stream that you want to ingest as the value of the Source parameter in the Process action, when you start processing.

    For more information about the parameters you can set to configure ingestion, refer to the Media Server Reference.

  4. Save and close the configuration file. HPE recommends that you save your configuration files in the location specified by the ConfigDirectory parameter.