Premium comes with a built in streaming plugin, based on VLC media player. This allows Premium players to receive streams sent with a multitude of protocols and formats.

Note: Dise Movies containing streams cannot be created / previewed in Portal. 


It's important that the stream owner gives consent to use the stream. Streaming of certain material to public-facing screens may be illegal, and we can't be held responsible for it.

Streaming media

UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, TCP/RTP Unicast, DCCP/RTP Unicast

Streaming object

Find the streaming object in the Objects tab in Composer. 

Drag and drop the object to open up the properties dialog.

Settings explanation

  • URL
    The address to connect to receive the stream. See VLC documentation for any specifics on the URL to use.
  • Connect data
    The address could be fetched from a data connected text file.
  • Render with fixed size
    Whether the stream should be rendered with a given width and height. 
  • At end of scene
    Determines what should happen to the stream if the scene that contains the streaming object is ended.
    • Keep playing in background
    • Pause
    • Stop
  • Keep last frame of video
    Will keep the last frame of the stream when it ends so the playback does not go black
  • Disable audio
    Disables the audio from the stream
  • Restart on stream end
    Restarts the stream once it ends
  • Restart on error
    Restarts the stream if an error is encountered