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Quick Start with Live Streaming (OBS Studio)

 We will be using in this guide the DaCast version of OBS Studio, an open source encoder software.

This is a quick start guide for live streaming. It's broken into a 14 step process doing the bare bones before you are up and going (you might experience difficulties on Mobile Devices):

 We will be using in this guide the DaCast version of OBS Studio, an open source encoder software.
 
1) Create a live stream by clicking on the camera icon seen above or + Create New

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

3) Once you have saved, click on Encoder Setup

4) Click on OBS Studio by Dacast (OBS)

 
6) Install the software and then open it.

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

8) For HTML5 channels: take note of the Stream URL, the Stream name as well as the Login and Password (2 series of 6 digits)
 
9) Go back to the encoder (OBS), Click in settings (Bottom right) and then Stream

10) Make sure to select "Custom streaming server"
  • For HTML5 channels: Enter the Stream URL from the dacast backen in the "Stream URL" on OBS field. The URL should look like this "rtmp://p.ep155451.i.akamaientrypoint.net/EntryPoint"
11)
  • For HTML5 channelsEnter the stream name in the 'Stream key' field. The stream name should look like this "dclive_1_150@399523"

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12) Make sure "use authentification" is checked and copy/paste the Login and Password given in your Dacast backend. 
 
13) Before lauching the stream, make sure you have a Keyframe Interval of 2 or 3 seconds and nothing else when clicking on the Output settings. You should be having the following settings : 
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14) Click on Apply and then OK. You can now start the stream in the bottom right corner.

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 :) 

Comments

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    santiago_2

    fmle crashes after step 13, is not the software because i runs ok with livestream fms url, there is anyway to just know the fms url so i can type it in stream. or do I have to buy a plan in order to?

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    Anthony Romero

    Hi Santiago,

    The XML shouldn't be causing the software encoder to crash.

    That said, if you want to manually type in the streaming information, you can do that by selecting OTHER RTMP ENCODER instead of Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. When you do this it will present the information that you enter directly into the encoder.

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    dankeeton

    Load XML into FMLE then gives me an error. Invalid FMS URL ?????

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    Anthony Romero

    Greetings,

    What's the name of the XML profile you are trying to open? It should not be "startup.xml" but "DaCast_"the_name_of_your_channel".xml

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    dankeeton

    I was downloading the wrong channel file. There was already a channel set up and I was downloading from a new channel I set up.

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    Anthony Romero

    Greetings,

    Glad to hear that got resolved. :-)

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    maxmartionii

    what is the FMS URL an id is pasted by default could you please tell me which url write here? Thanks in advance..:)

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    Anthony Romero

    Greetings,

    If you open up the XML profile, both the FMS URL and the Stream information will be there. If you prefer to manually enter these in, choose OTHER RTMP ENCODER from ENCODER SETUP. This will list out the two fields so you can copy and paste them directly into the encoder.

    Please tell me if you need more clarification on this.

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    michaelramsay

    error message 'not enough privilege"

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    hanklam
    AFLME not asking for Login and password!
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    Anthony Romero
    Hi Hanklam, Is that a All Device (HTML5) channel or a Legacy Flash channel? The latter do not ask for a login and password. If you are confused on the difference between these two at all, please open up the chat in the lower right so you can ask one of our representatives for more details.
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    romainpohyer

    Please note that there is no XML file anymore.
    You can easily set up your encoder by doing the manual configuration as explained in this updated tutorial.