How do I stream using Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)

If you are looking for a free encoder, we do advise you to use OBS Studio instead of Adobe FMLE since it's a more reliable software but we still support this encoder and it could be a good solution if you intend to do multi bitrate streaming.

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This is a quick start guide for live streaming. It's broken into a 17 step process doing the bare bones before you are up and going (you might experience difficulties on Mobile Devices):

1) Create a live stream by clicking on the camera icon seen above or + Create New


2) Choose a name and click on HTML5 for the Channel type. 

3) Once you have saved, click on Encoder Setup

4) Publishing point: Our system auto-detects and optimizes the selection of the publishing point based on the location of your stream.

5) Multi-bitrates:  Our player is adaptive and automatically detects your encoder multi-bitrate settings to provide the best quality stream to your viewers based upon their connections. 

6) Click on Next Step

7) Click on Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)

8) If you don't have it yet - Download the software

9) Install the software and then open it.

10) Go back to the DaCast backend, in the encoder set-up section of your channel, step 3.

  • For HTML5 channels: take note of the Stream URL, the Stream name as well as the Login and Password (2 series of 6 digits)
12) Go back to the encoder (FMLE)

  • For HTML5 channels: Enter the Stream URL in the "FMS URL" field: rtmp://
  • For HTML5 channelsEnter the stream name in the 'Stream' field: dclive_1_150@195055

15) Please note that if you are planning on having multi-bitrates, you might want to do small changes:
  • For HTML5 channels: replace 150 by %i
    dclive_1_150@195055 => dclive_1_%i@195055

16) For HTML5 channelsclick on Connect and enter the login (username) and password you took note of.
17) Before lauching the stream, make sure you have a Keyframe frequency of 2 or 3 seconds and nothing else when clicking on the format settings. You should be having the following settings : fmle.png
18) Click on Start - you are now streaming! 

To preview your stream go back to the DaCast backend and click on Preview.
Note that it can take up to 50 seconds to come up online for "All devices" channels. So be patient :)