Streaming to Vimeo

How to Broadcast Live to Vimeo using VeCaster/VeCoder


1) Create a live event in Vimeo. (*Vimeo has outlined this process in their Vimeo Help Center article.)


2)From the Live page select Connect(RTMP)

Vimeo will provide you the RTMP URL and STREAM KEY

RTMP URL: rtmp://

STREAM KEY: baw220348-a12e-45c7-ad62c-d158dw716bc9ed

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

Combined: rtmp://

The RTMP URL and Stream Key are only valid for 30 minutes once you activate them in Vimeo. Initiating the stream within the encoder will activate the key so do not activate them prior to this. Also it is worth noting that the RTMP URL and Stream Key are only valid for 12 hours (individual Vimeo streams cannot exceed 12 hours).


3)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. 


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.