Limelight Networks is a CDN that offers a video streaming platform both direct and through service providers such as Dacast.
Streaming over RTMP to Limelight's platform is possible from Teradek encoders and through the Core and Sharelink cloud services, but there are some additional requirements to allow the stream to be accepted by Limelight's platform.
Addition of "/_definst_" text to RTMP Server URL
You must manually add "/_definst_" (without the quotes) to the end of the Server URL when creating the streaming destination in Core, Sharelink or on the Teradek encoder.
- Example 1: if the configuration settings you receive from Dacast show a server URL of "rtmp://1911ac9d-04ad-99xy.dacastmmd.pri.lldns.net/dacastmmd", then enter "rtmp://1911ac9d-04ad-99xy.dacastmmd.pri.lldns.net/dacastmmd/_definst_" in the field.
- Example 2: if the configuration settings you received from your streaming provider show "rtmp://fmspush.lga.llnw.net/llnw1337" as the Server URL, enter "rtmp://fmspush.lga.llnw.net/llnw1337/_definst_" into the field.
User Agent should be set to "FMLE"
If the encoder has a selection field for the for the User Agent, make sure it is set to the "FMLE" option.
Username and Password
The username and password indicated by the service provider should be entered into the corresponding fields.