The ingest engine produces output tracks that contain timestamped records. This parameter allows you to control the timestamp values. For example, when ingesting video that was broadcast at an earlier time, you can set the ingest time to the broadcast time. The timestamps on the output records then match the broadcast, which is useful when retrieving the content from the rolling buffer. Also, if you ingest a file multiple times, you can ensure that the timestamps are the same each time.


This parameter specifies the time that is used for producing record timestamps. It does not control the time that Media Server begins ingesting video.

Specify the date and time in one of the following ways:

Type: Date / Time value
Default: Current UTC time
Required: No
Configuration Section: TaskName
Example: IngestDateTime=1415964751000
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