Streaming to a Service using RTMP

How do I stream to my Streaming service using the Vecaster / Vecoder?

Most of the Streaming Services on the market use the RTMP format to Ingest your Video feed. 

They will provide you a Stream URL and a Stream Key. 

 

Here are the steps required to broadcast the Video Feed from our Vecaster/Vecoder to your Streaming Service. 

 

Enable RTMP Push format on your Encoder. The look of the menu may vary depending on your model. 

Mainstream > RTMP Push > Enable 

RTMP does not support H.265. If you have our h.265 HEVC model, please change the encoding type to h.264 or use the substream in h.264 mode. - Please refer to the User Manual. 

 

Most of the Streaming services will provide you the following. Please refer to your Streaming Service Instructions on where to find this information. 

 

Server URL:rtmp://mylivestream.com

Stream Key:live_123456

 

For this to work on the Encoder you must combine the Server URL and the Stream Key as shown below. 

Combined: rtmp://mylivestream.com/app/live_123456

 

If your Services uses a Username and Password for the RTMP Stream then use this format, otherwise, ignore: 

Username:pvi123

Password:12345

Server URL:rtmp://mylivestream.com

Stream Key:live_123456

 

Replace username, password, Server URL, and Stream key with the information provided from your streaming service. 

rtmp://username:password@Serverurl(Remove the RTMP From the URL)/Stream Key

Combined: rtmp://pvi123:12345@mylivestream.com/live_123456

 

Copy the Combined URL into the Vecaster\Vecoder  

The default value. Delete the default information in the text field.

Paste the new Combine URL into the Text Field. 

Once entered hit the Setup Button. 

Please note it can take up to 30 seconds before most Streaming services will show the Live preview of the stream. 

 

Note: This guide is created as a general overview of using RTMP with streaming services. Please refer to your streaming service support for any issues dealing with the streaming service. Provideoinstruments does not provide tech support for third-party applications.