Looping channels

How to setup a looping channel

The simplest channel to set up is a looping channel.

Such a channel has a fixed schedule and the programs of that channel are presented over and over again and will never stop.

A looping channel can be setup via the REST API, but it can also be setup using a configuration file as examplified in the Startup configuration. Such channels have the doLoop attribute set, and will run until they are stopped. One can set the startTimeS parameter to tell when the first media should be “generated”, but there is no end time.

The default value startTime == 0 means that the channel will have segments with a time relative to the start of the UNIX epoch 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z.