This tutorial provides detailed high-level information for you to get started developing with Livepeer Catalyst.
It includes steps required to:
Set up Catalyst,
Send a livestream into the Livepeer network for transcoding, and
Play back the livestream inside your application
Note: For the purposes of this guide, we'll be livestreaming using the Rinkeby test network a kind of sandbox environment for testing your livestreams.
- If you are livestreaming in a production setting make sure to set the network to
- To Learn more about supported networks, including Arbitrum mainnet and Arbitrum Rinkeby, in our Installation Guide.
- Install the Catalyst software.
Start Catalyst and Add Funds
To stream into the Livepeer network:
Note: You only need to add funds if you are streaming into the network (i.e., running in onchain mode).
Safely Store Your Private Key
If this is your first time starting Catalyst:
- You will be required to specify a directory where your private key will be stored:
Note: It is imperative that you securely store this keystore file. Losing a the keystore file will cause you to lose access to your funds.
Launch the Catalyst Dashboard and Start Your First Stream
Once Catalyst is running: