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Create a Backup Stream to Livestream

Unfortunately, this feature is currently not functioning properly. Our development team is aware and working on a fix. We will update this article when a fix has been released.

You can create a backup stream to Livestream using Livestream Studio. This is helpful if you are looking to add redundancy to your workflow in the event of a bandwidth drop or power failure. You will need two systems running Livestream Studio. Determine which will be your primary encoder and secondary encoder.

This feature only works when streaming to Livestream Studio cannot create a backup stream for other providers.


Start your stream to Livestream on your primary encoder as you normally would.


Open Livestream Studio on your secondary encoder. Navigate to the Stream module, log in to Livestream. Make sure the following streaming settings match the settings on your primary encoder:

  • Event
  • Streaming Quality

Next, select Advanced Settings.

Check Backup Stream.

When your settings are configured, select Go Live to start streaming your backup.

If the stream from the primary encoder fails due to bandwidth drop or power failure, the stream from secondary encoder will continue without interrupting the viewing experience on Livestream.

Important: Backup Stream is not available when using Bonding as your delivery method.

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