Streaming to Facebook

How to Stream to Facebook using RTMP(s)

 

Here are the steps required to broadcast the video feed from our VeCaster/VeCoder to Facebook Live. Please note that your Vecaster must be connected through your router, not your PC, and configured correctly in order to access the internet. How to provide Internet Access to my Device

To Stream to Facebook Live, we must enable the RTMP PUSH format on the Vecaster/Vecoder.

 

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

Mainstream > RTMP(s) 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. 

Once we have enabled the RTMP Push URL on your Encoder, proceed to Facebook.

Login into Facebook. If you wish to post your Live video on your  facebook proceed below.

If you have a Group page or Business page then use this updated guide.

 

To live stream to facebook you may do so under Create Post.

Under Create Post > Live Video. Click on Live Video

 

Facebook will direct you to a new page to configure the live feed which is now known as Live Producer (as of March 2020)

 

Under the Get Started options, click on the drop-down menu to change from "Camera," to "Use Steam Keys" 

Once "Use Stream Keys" is selected a new menu will appear on the right side of the Get Started Menu. 

Ensure that Persistent stream key option is enabled 

Another good option to disable  is found under the settings menu of the live stream. 

Make sure "End live video if stream stops" is turned off incase you have poor connection with facebook server. With this option enabled if there is a connection issue, facebook automatically ends the live stream which creates a hassle for the users and creator. 

another cool feature is embed live video code to add to your website 

 

Facebook will provide you a URL and a Stream Key 

The following information is an example and the user should refer to your Facebook account for the following information. 

Server URL: rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/

Stream Key: 219212059317004?s_bl=1&s_ps=1&s_sw=0

 

With the following information provided by Facebook, we can apply it to our Vecaster/Vecoder Unit. 

Our Unit requires that you combine the Server URL and the Stream Key

 

RTMPS://SERVER URL/STREAM KEY 

Combine: 

rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/219212059317004?s_bl=1&s_ps=1&s_sw=0

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 Facebook will show the Live preview of the stream. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This guide also pertains to the newer model on our website the VeCaster Pro

If you have the old legacy model such as the picture below, please click this link for instruction for that model.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUR LEGACY MODEL