Using Osprey Talon WHIP Hardware Encoder

Osprey Video is a world leader in broadcasting solutions and an early adopter of WHIP for their Osprey Talon Encoder. By supporting WHIP, Osprey is able to offer an encoder that can natively encode WebRTC streams at broadcast-level quality for a variety of applications, such as sports broadcasting, live event broadcasting, and auction streaming.


Getting Started

If you haven't already, begin by following the Getting Started tutorial to start your first broadcast. You'll need your publish token and stream name for the steps described below.

See the official Osprey Video site for documentation, installation instructions, and additional support.

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How-to use Osprey Talon Encoder to stream using WHIP

To get started, you'll have to login to a Dolby.io account. Within the account, you'll need to create a token and copy the Stream Name and Publishing Token.

Next, you'll need to plug an ethernet connection and a power supply into your Talon encoder and power the device on.

Once powered on, the device will be discoverable on your local network. You can interface with the device by opening the IP address in your browser, or, if you are a Windows user, you can download the Osprey Boss Pro, which provides a UI for finding the encoder.

Once found in your browser, you'll be prompted to log into the device. Refer to the Osprey Talon Encoder User Manual to learn about your device's username and password.

Inside the encoder UI, click on the Channels tab. From the Channels tab, set the protocol to Dolby.io (WebRTC). Enter your Stream Name and Publishing Token in the corresponding fields.

After inputting your credentials, switch to the Dashboard tab and click the green button to start the broadcast.

The stream is now live. To view the stream, navigate back to your newly created token on the Dolby.io Dashboard and switch to the Playback tab. From the Playback tab, copy the Hosted Player Path URL and open it in your browser.

Learn More

Learn more by exploring the developer blog and code samples.