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Ustream Status

Display the online/offline status of a Ustream channel

What do I need?

In addition to WordPress site, you need to sign-up at Ustream.tv and start live casting.

How do I sign up for Ustream?

Click sgn-up icon from Ustream.tv

I don't have any images for offline/online images

You need to make your own images. I may make preset later if you ask me so.

I'm live. But my status won't change.

First, wait for 120 seconds. Ustream Status uses cache. It only check the live/offline status once every 120 seconds.

If you don't see the change os status after 120 seconds you become live, you may have misspelled your Ustream ID, your WordPress site may be having hard time reaching Ustream Server, or your IP may be blocked from Ustream Server.

How can I check if Ustream server is working or not?

In order to check if Ustream service itself is working or not, you could directly ping their server by going to

http://api.ustream.tv/php/channel/XXXX/getValueOf/status

Replace the last "XXXX" to your account ID (e.g., YokosoNews) when you're live. You should be able to see like s:4:"live";, in your browser.

If you're still having problem getting the status, you can think of the following situation

  • You mistyped your Ustream channel ID
  • You mistyped the wrong URL of images
  • Ustream Server may be having some problem.
  • Your WordPress server may be blocked from Ustream Server

Requires: 2.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-1-4
Downloads: 2,425

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