Cloud API is designed to help you manage LVB streams. Tencent Cloud offers two modes: LVB Code mode (new) and channel mode (old).
The LVB Code mode is mainly designed to facilitate the direct management of LVB streams by customers in the backend. It was only open to several well-known LVB platforms in China before May 2016, and now it has become a mainstream access solution of Tencent Cloud LVB service owing to its low access cost and high reliability. This solution is designed in such a way that the URL generation and LVB streams are basically controlled by customers, which delivers higher flexibility and customizability. It is the preferred access solution for platform LVB scenarios such as Game LVB and Live Show.
The channel mode is customized for manual management of LVB channels. It is more suitable for a single event LVB:
This mode also provides server API support, but the access cost is much higher than LVB Code mode, while the stability is lower.
|Item||LVB Code mode||Channel mode|
|Push URL||You are free to specify it without communicating with Tencent Cloud backend||You need to generate it in Tencent Cloud backend by creating a channel first|
|Hotlink protection||Supports push and playback hotlink protection (for playback hotlink protection configuration, please contact customer service)||Supports push hotlink protection, and FLV and HLS playback hotlink protection (RTMP playback hotlink protection is not supported)|
|API list||LVB Stream Management API||Suitable for manual operation. API is also provided|
|Message notification||When the stream status changes, you will be notified by a message in JSON format||Not supported|
|Applicable scenario||Suitable for server interfacing, such as Live Show||Suitable for manual operation, such as an LVB event|