Streaming to Youtube Live using RTMP(s)
Here are the steps required to broadcast the video feed from our VeCaster/VeCoder to YouTube 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
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.
Make sure you have audio via HDMI or SDI Depending on the model. Youtube live requires audio to accept the stream due to previous copyright issues with users. The audio is used to verify the content is owned by you.
Login to your YouTube Studio.
Click on the Live icon in Youtube Studio.
Create a new Live Stream or use an existing stream setting.
Once the stream is created YouTube will provide the RTMP URL and Stream Key. The key is unique to your account.
Combine the Server URL and the Stream Key
Copy the combined URL into the Vecaster\Vecoder.
The default value. Delete the default information in the text field.
Paste the new combined URL into the Text Field.
Once entered hit the Setup Button.
Please note it can take up to 30 seconds before YouTube will show the live preview of the stream.
1. Youtube not seeing a connection
-Make sure you have audio via HDMI or SDI Depending on the model. Youtube live requires audio to accept the stream due to previous copyright issues with users. The audio is used to verify the content is owned by you.
-Verify that the Vecaster is connected to the router to provide internet access and your RTMP URL is set up correctly.
-Check the Status page of the encoder and verify if RTMP Push has a status of
(Connected) or (Not Connected)
Connected means the Device is able to ping the Ingestion server from Youtube.
Not connected means there is a issue with the internet connect to Youtube or the RTMP Url is incorrect. Verify all network connections and network settings.
-Try rebooting the vecaster to reinitialize the connection with the Youtube server or refresh the Youtube live page.
2. Poor Audio Quality on Youtube
- Change your Audio settings on the encoder samplerate from 44k to 48k. Youtube requires 48K samplerate.
Note: This guide is created as a general overview of using RTMP with YouTube Live. Please refer to your streaming service support for any issues dealing with the streaming service. Pro Video Instruments (PVI) DOES NOT provide tech support for third-party applications.