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Pre-live video

Is it possible to play an on demand video playing before automatically switching over to a live stream once it is detected? We do live events and begin streaming 15minutes prior the the scheduled event start. However I would like the audience who tune in earlier to be able to play a looped pre-live video and when the player detected the live stream from the encoder it switches to the live stream.

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JW Player Support Agent  
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Yes, this sounds like it would be possible but we do not have built-in functionality for this so you are going to need some custom code:

1) Load the player with the pre-live video on repeat
2) Start polling the live stream endpoint via a setInterval() on the page
3) When the live stream endpoint reports that the stream is live, kill the setInterval()
4) Call jwplayer().load({file: ’your_live_stream_url’}) and load the live stream URL

So the first question is what is the best way to do that polling with your live streaming service?

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