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Switching live streams on a schedule

Is it possible for the player to switch from 1 live RTMP stream dynamic smil playlist to another on a schedule?

Reasoing: I have a webcast of a live event where the audience switches between 2 rooms a few times a day. Instead of creating a player for each room I would like a single player that would switch to the other room at a specified time. I will have a SMIL file pointing to different streams for each room.

Alternately I can build some kind of playlist riding beneath the player and allow them to force the switch. But then I wonder if these playlists work for live RTMP dynamic SMIL files.

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Ethan Feldman

JW Player Support Agent  
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You could use a timer and have the player re set up itself with a different stream source.

JW Player

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So I imagine you are talking about a bit of client side Javascript on the page hosting the player? That crossed my mind.

How about the idea of a channel bar along the bottom. A sort of playlist. Do these work for live dynamic SMIL RTMP streams?

Ethan Feldman

JW Player Support Agent  
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Yeah, that is what I mean. Yes, you can do that, here is a basic example –

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