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How Do I Find RTMP Stream Settings For Popular Providers?

Livestream's simulcasting feature allows customers to send their stream to Livestream, which then distributes it to different streaming providers. Below you will find instructions on how to find RTMP information for popular providers as well as links to each provider's bitrate requirements.

In order to use this feature, you will need the RTMP URL and Stream Key from the provider you wish to stream to. Below is a guide on where you can find this information for some of the popular providers that accept RTMP.

Please note that Livestream only supports simulcast streaming up to 1080p at this time.

Vimeo

To stream live to Vimeo, you must have a live-enabled plan.

 

If you do, go to your homepage and select Create Live Event.

Once you create your event, go to the bottom of the page and select Next.

Your RTMP URL and Stream key will display, which you can input into a Custom Destination in Livestream. Make sure to click the blue Activate button at the bottom of the page before going live.

YouTube

 

YouTube has two methods of streaming to your channel. Both start with logging into YouTube and navigating to the Creator Studio.

On the left side menu, click the Live Streaming tab to open the live dashboard.

One method of streaming to YouTube is via YouTube's 'Stream Now' option. Simply scroll to the bottom of the Live Dashboard to find your RTMP URL and Stream Key.

Alternatively, you can use YouTube's Events option. Click Events under the Live Streaming option.

Create an event if you haven't done so already. Events already created will populate here. Click the Live Control Room button that corresponds to the event you wish to stream to.

At the top of the page, click Ingestion Settings.

Under Select Your Encoder, choose Other Encoders.

The Stream Name and RTMP URL will populate underneath. Copy and paste them into the appropriate fields in Livestream's Simulcast menu.

YouTube's recommended stream settings are available here.

By default, YouTube will save your stream as a VOD on your YouTube channel. You do have the option within YouTube's Stream Options settings to Make archive unlisted when complete. This will still post the VOD to your channel but no one will find it via search.

Facebook

You can stream to your profile via RTMP from Facebook's Create Live page. Click Create Live Stream.

On the right side, choose where you want your stream to go (e.g. Your Timeline, a Group), your audience, and any title or caption you'd like to go with it.

 

In the middle of your screen, you will see your Server URL and Stream Key. Configure any optional settings, then copy and paste these into the RTMP URL and Stream Key fields in Livestream's Custom Destination settings.

Go live from your encoder to Livestream. You will see a preview of your stream in Facebook, at which point you can then click Go Live in the bottom right corner of the page to post the live video to Facebook.

If you manage a page, you can also find this screen via Publishing Tools.

 

When you log in to your Facebook Page, select Publishing Tools from the top navigation bar.

In the left sidebar, select Video Library.

In the upper left corner, click +Live.

Recommended live video specifications such as supported bitrates and resolutions are detailed on Facebook.

Twitch

The RTMP URL for Twitch can vary depending on your location, as they have multiple ingest servers around the world.

 

Twitch provides a list of RTMP URLs based on location here. Choose the RTMP URL that reflects the closest geographical location to where you are streaming from. Paste it into Livestream's RTMP URL field under Simulcast.

 

Next, you will need to find your stream key. Log in to your Twitch account and navigate to your Dashboard.

Click Stream Key.

Then click Show Key.

A message emphasizing that your stream key should not be shared with anyone will pop up. Click I Understand.

Your stream key will then populate. Copy it to your clipboard and paste it into the Stream Key field in Livestream's Simulcast menu.

Twitch provides more information about recommended encoder settings here.

 

Periscope

To get your RTMP credentials for Periscope, you will need to install the Periscope App on your iOS or Android device.

 

In the Periscope app, navigate to Profile then scroll down and select Settings.

Scroll down to Advanced Sources and select Periscope Producer.

The Primary Source is your RTMP URL. Underneath that is your Stream Name. Input both of these into their respective fields in the Simulcast menu.

Please be advised of Periscope's streaming specifications.

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