khansen188 wrote:1. Is what I experienced with the encoder starting to broadcast at the beginning of the pre-buffer phase the anticipated behavior?
2. If so, how can I keep it from starting to encode and broadcast until the actual start time of the event? My bishop doesn’t want it to start broadcasting early.
Yes. This allows sending and receiving locations to test the webcast before the meeting begins, particularly for stake conferences, and allows time to troubleshoot any problems that arise.
The only way I know to avoid webcasting during the Pre Buffer is to turn on encoding when the meeting begins. I do not know if that can be automated, or if the encoder you are using can be controlled remotely.
It may be tempting to schedule a live event to start an hour later, which would cause the Pre Buffer to start at the beginning of the actual meeting. This would be risky, because the Pre Buffer for a live event does not always start exactly one hour before the actual event is scheduled to start.
An alternate method would be to leave the sound (and possibly the video) off until the meeting begins. The bishop may be okay with that but, once again, it requires manual intervention to accomplish.