Video On Demand from Cisco TelePresence Content Server to Cisco Cisco Show and Share
Revised: February 26, 2013
•Cisco TCS Configuration
•Testing the Configuration
•Endpoint (E20, EX60, EX90, C-Series, or MXP), cisco MCE 4500 Series, or Cisco TelePresence Server has the ability to make an H.323 or SIP video call to the Cisco TelePresence Content Server (TCS).
Note An E20 is unable to send secondary content channel and will only send the main video.
•Cisco TCS Release 5.0 or later.
•Administrator login credentials for the Cisco TCS, Cisco Show and Share
•Cisco Show and Share Version 5.2.1 or higher
Cisco TCS Configuration
•Configuring the Media Server
•Configuring the Recording Alias and Template
Configuring the Media Server
Step 1 Open up a browser session and log in as administrator to the Cisco TCS.
Step 2 Click the Management tab.
Step 3 Click Recording Setup > Media Server Configurations.
Step 4 Click + Add Windows Media Streaming Server Configuration.
Step 5 Enter a unique name, for example Show and Share Server.
Step 6 In the Server Settings section:
a. Enter the Show and Share server name, for example sns1.cisco.com.
b. Enter Show and Share account username and password.
c. (Optional) Check Publish recording on Show and Share server to automatically publish the video, otherwise the video is placed in the user's draft folder.
d. (Optional) Click Get Public Categories and select from the drop-down list after the Cisco TCS polls the Show and Share server. This selection is the destination location of the video on Show and Share.
Step 7 Click Save.
If the Show and Share IP address is incorrect, the DNS is not resolving, or the credentials are incorrect, an error message appears. Otherwise a green check mark indicates success.
Step 8 Click Return.
Step 9 Go to the "Configuring the Recording Alias and Template" section.
Configuring the Recording Alias and Template
Step 1 Click on Management tab.
Step 2 Click Recording Setup > Recording Aliases.
Step 3 Click + Add Recording Alias.
Step 4 On the Add recording alias page, enter the following information:
a. In the Recording alias section, enter a Name for the recording alias, such as TCS VoD to SnS
b. Change the recording alias type to System.
c. In the dialing properties section, enter the H323ID, e164alias, SIP URI, and SIP display name.
Note If the Cisco TCS is configured for gateway mode, you will see the H.323 and E.164 prefixes. If the Cisco TCS is set for terminal mode registrations to the Cisco Video Communication Server (VCS), you will not see the prefixes.
d. Click Save.
e. In the Recordings Settings section, click Add at the end of the Template line. The add template window appears.
Step 5 On the Add a template page, enter the following information:
a. In the Template section, enter a template name, such as TCS to SnS VoD Template, and check Viewable in the Content Server web interface.
b. Check Distribute to Podcast Producer, Show and Share, or iTunes U.
c. In the Outputs to view in the Content Server web interface section, choose Switching, Windows Media as the On-demand Format, and Large as the Size.
d. In the On demand media server configuration settings section, select Local Windows Media Streaming Server from the Windows Media drop-down list.
e. In the Outputs for Distribution to Podcast Producer, Show and Share, or iTunesU, select Switching and Picture in Picture (PiP).
f. Check Show and Share.
g. For Media Server Configuration, select Show and Share from the drop down list.
h. For size select either Medium or Large.
i. Click Save and then click Return. The Recording Alias page displays the TCS VoD to SnS recording alias that was being configured before creating a template.
Step 6 In the Default recording information, enter the metadata for the recording: Name, Description, Speaker, Location, Copyright, Keywords for searching, and Category under which to the list the recording.
Step 7 Scroll to the top or bottom and click Save and then click Return.
Testing the Configuration
Step 1 Create a recording on Cisco TCS.
a. From an end point, call the Cisco TCS recording alias created earlier.
b. Allow the call to stay active for 60 seconds and make sure to send content via the secondary channel on the codec by pressing the Presentation button on the remote or InTouch Control Panel. By looking at the TCS recordings interface (click the tab labeled View Recordings) while the recording is happening a red dot appears over the video indicating the TCS is recording the video.
c. End the recording and wait for the transcoding to finish. After transcoding is completed, Cisco TCS delivers the recording to Show and Share.
Step 2 View the recording on Show and Share.
a. Sign into Show and Share with the user account configured in Media Configuration Section.
b. Click on My Show and Share in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
a. Open up the My Account section at the bottom. The video is there to be played, managed, edited, published or deleted.
Step 1 Start a recording.
a. From an end point, call the Cisco TCS recording alias set up to record content for Cisco Show and Share.
a. From the Cisco TCS Create a Recording.
–Select the recording alias set up to record content for Cisco Show and Share.
–Enter a dial number for a conference bridge.
–Click +Advanced Call Settings and choose the appropriate values for bandwidth and call type.
–Click Place call button.
Step 2 View the recording.
After you end the call, go to Cisco Show and Share to view the recording and share a link of the recording.