Export for HTTP Live Streaming

If you want to post a movie on a streaming website, you can export an HTTP live streaming playlist that’s linked to a group of movie segments (such as MPEG-4 files) compressed using different settings. When hosted using the related server software, the playlist dynamically chooses the best version for users’ various devices and Internet connection speeds.

Export your project for HTTP Live Streaming

  1. Choose Share > Export for HTTP Live Streaming.

    Note: Your project must contain audio to use Export for HTTP Live Streaming.

  2. In the Options pane of the Share window, choose your preferred export settings:

    • Versions to export: Select one or more network types on which the movie will be streamed (Cellular, Wi-Fi, or Broadband). Select the “Include Read Me file” checkbox to include instructions for posting your project to your website in the export.

    • Segment length: Choose how your video stream will be split into chunks that the web server can switch between while streaming to a device with varying network connection speeds. There are two options:

      • 10 seconds: Allows the server to respond more quickly to changing connection speeds, at the expense of slightly larger files.

      • 30 seconds: Allows for smaller, more efficient files when you do not expect the server to need to respond to rapidly changing connection speeds.

    • Duration: If you’ve set In and Out points in the Timeline, choose whether to export the entire sequence or the portion between the In and Out points.

  3. To specify additional Motion-specific options, click Render.

    For more information, see Render settings.

  4. To see details about files to be output, click Summary.

  5. Click Next, and then enter a name and choose a save location for the exported file.

  6. Click Save.

    Motion renders and saves the exported segments into folders. If you selected “Include Read Me file” in step 2, an HTML file containing information on how to post your project to your website is included in the export. If applicable, see your server administrator for more information.