Using the Producer Plugin with the Newtek TriCaster

The Livestream Producer plugin for the NewTek TriCaster allows Livestream customers to broadcast a multiple bit-rate and mobile compatible stream without the use of a separate computer. This plugin offers multi-quality, mobile compatibility, and the same image quality as Livestream Producer.

The plugin is currently available on the following NewTek TriCaster models:

  • NewTek TriCaster 8000
  • NewTek TriCaster 860
  • NewTek TriCaster 855
  • NewTek TriCaster 850 Extreme
  • NewTek TriCaster 850
  • NewTek TriCaster 460
  • NewTek TriCaster 455
  • NewTek TriCaster 450 Extreme
  • NewTek TriCaster 450
  • NewTek TriCaster 410
  • NewTek TriCaster 300
  • NewTek TriCaster Mini
  • NewTek TriCaster 40

**The TriCaster Studio does not support the Livestream Producer plugin. If you already own this system, please see a workaround here.

Enterprise customers also have the ability to stream to their Livestream events via RTMP.

The oldest version of the Tricaster OS the plugin is compatible with is Rev4b. We recommend using the most recent version of the Livestream Producer plugin with the most recent version of the NewTek TriCaster OS.

 

To find which version of Tricaster you're running, open the program --> click Help --> select About Tricaster.

 

Most TriCasters will have the plugin installed for you already. If you need to install it, please follow the steps below:

 

Download the Producer Plugin for TriCaster from the URL and install using the web browser. 

 

Once the plugin has installed, select the 'V' drop down on the left of Livestream to reveal the Configure Plugin button and then click it to launch the Livestream plugin for TriCaster. 

 

You can configure the plugin to either broadcast to the Original Livestream or New Livestream by selecting the appropriate options. Enter your username (email address when using New Livestream) and your password. Then, click Login. 

 

You can select the channel (Original Livestream) or Event (New Livestream) from the drop down provided for Channel. You can also select the bit-rate or quality you would like to broadcast from the Quality menu.

 

Save Locally in My Videos is checked by default and will save a local copy of the broadcast on the TriCaster's hard drive. 

 

You can fill in a title for your broadcast and select one of these options before saving the configuration: 

  • Publish after streaming - will publish streamed clip on the event page once the broadcast is over
  • Save as draft after streaming - will save the stream as a draft on your event page and will show up as a pending post that is not available to the public. 
  • Delete after streaming - will not publish the streamed clip on the event page once the broadcast is over

Finally, click 'Save' to save the configuration and then Stream from the TriCaster console to start broadcasting from your TriCaster. 

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