Is it possible to stream without storing video?

I’m planning to use Cloudflare to stream continuously for several days, but at the moment the stream is automatically stored filling up soon all the space I have available.

Is there any way to stream without storing the resulting video?


I’m interested in this too. I would like to use stream for a local tv station that is broadcasting 24x7 and the recordings would be huge and unnecessary since we have our own video archival process.

Is this somewhere on the roadmap @irvinebroque?

Previous topic about this:

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This option is badly needed!

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We’re working on this. Expect an update by the end of this year, likely sooner.


Along with this feature, it would be ideal if we could manually start/stop recording of live input (using API or dashboard).

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and backup streams too

Any update on this option? Getting close to the end of the year :slight_smile:


Sometimes when a livestream disconnects, we suddenly have a video that’s 8 days long in our account. This flashes errors like “Can’t generate download URL. Video too long”.

With 11 days left in the year, I’m curious for an update too. Tagging @irvinebroque, or maybe @renan knows something too?

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This is truly needed.

Is this still not an option?

Three months passed after the end of the year and I’m curious what happened to something that was clearly communicated as on the roadmap for the end of the year here. Maybe @irvinebroque or @zaid can shed some light on this.


+100 to this!!!

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+1 here and in august.
I’m looking to stream some radiostations 24/7 and won’t be needing any recording.

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Would love to know when as well being a new user in recent days, I have been really attracted to Cloudflare and its domain, site hosting, security, and streaming resources as an all-in-one package at such an affordable price compared to other CDNs with many less features.

I was merrily testing a stream for 3 days until I decided to test what happens if there was origin service traffic disruption simply by just rebooting my modem to the internet. I was impressed to see that my vMix encoder did reconnect, but errored back. I checked my Cloudflare account and noted that my available 1,000 minute storage had filled up with no space left and to upgrade to a higher plan for more storage space. I instead deleted the single file that had been automatically generated and was able to recommence streaming again. I can’t keep doing this each time there are traffic breakages which invariably do happen no matter what.

My question, it is great that Cloudflare do allow 24/7 streaming, but why allow it if minimum storage becomes full and instead limit live streaming to how many storage hours you pre-purchase or have left unused? Can’t Cloudflare make this an on/off function for Stream Live/Record on the record side? As I have no interest in making or publishing recordings at the Cloudflare level, I only want to stream 24/7, with possible auto fallover backup push/key RTMPS URL too, I know, one step at a time.

Does anyone from Cloudflare read these forums?



Any updates for this function yet?

We are streaming our TV channel 24/7, and after the OBS stopped, we can’t watch the stream and we have an error because the storage is full!, We don’t need to record the live stream at all, is there any chance to find a solution for it? like to turn the recording on and off at least?



2 years passed, any solution, any clue, any idea on this feature?

I’m planning to live-stream 24/7, currently planning to order biggest plan for this, however please let us have an opportunity to disable video savings. It sounds very annoying.

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Am still waiting to hear anything on this as well. Seems Cloudflare have no humans working there anymore?

Also waiting for someone from Cloudflare to respond to this question - my vMix records my streams anyway and I don’t need to record (and pay for) storing my files which can get pretty large.