Contact Us

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 membership.

 

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

You can create either a one-time or recurring event on Vimeo. Once your event is created and configured, select Next on the top right corner of the page.

This will take you to the live preview page, which will default to the Webcam view. Select the Connect (RTMP) tab to get your RTMP URL and Stream Key.

YouTube

 

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

On the left side menu, hover over Other features, where you will see two live options: Live events and Live stream now.

If you want to just go live to your channel right away, select Live stream now. Simply scroll to the bottom of the Live Dashboard to find your RTMP URL and Stream Key.

If you want to schedule an event, select Live events, where you can schedule an event on YouTube. 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 type of stream key, you can choose either; if this is an event you want to stream to more than once, choose Reusable stream key. Below this, open the Select your encoder drop-down menu, and select 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.

Facebook only supports streaming via RTMPS, but rest assured, Livestream's simulcast feature does support this protocol. Enter the RTMPS URL in the to RTMP URL field.

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. Make sure you do not include the {stream key} they show in the sample URL.

 

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

Under Settings, select Channel. Your stream key will be at the top of the page. Ciick Show to see it. 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.

Under Advanced Sources, select Periscope Producer.

A Server URL and Stream Key will generate. Enter these into the RTMP URL and Stream Key fields in Livestream.

Please be advised of Periscope's streaming specifications.

Have more questions? Submit a request