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External Broadcasters

OBS Studio

OBS(Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. You can use either your PC’s embedded camera or externally connected camera as a video source with OBS. Sound sources also can be configured.

Let’s have a look at step by step how to use OBS for streaming:

1. Install OBS

Download OBS Studio from obsproject.com and Install it.  You can download it on Windows, Mac and Linux.

2. Add Sources

When you open OBS, it starts to capture from your built-in camera if it exists by default. You can add or remove video/audio sources from the ‘Sources’ section. OBS is an easy to use and pro tool that has many features. Find out more information about streaming with OBS here.

3. Configure OBS

  • Click Settings in the OBS Window and then Select Stream.
  • Choose Custom Streaming Server in the Stream Type dropdown menu.
  • In the URL box, type/paste your Server
  • In the Stream key, type/paste your Stream key
  • Save changes

4: Start Streaming

Close the Settings window and click on the “Start Streaming” button in the main window of OBS. 

vMix

   vMix allows users to switch inputs, mix audio, record outputs, and live stream cameras, videos files, audio, and more, in resolutions of up to 4K.

   1. Install vMix

   Download vMix from https://www.vmix.com/ and Install it. You can get in on Windows, Mac and Linux.

   2. Provide Sources

   Click to the add input button and add some input for the broadcast. You can either add your camera or choose a media file.

   3. Configure vMix

  • Click on the gear icon near the stream button on the bottom
  • Choose a custom RTMP Server in destination.
  • In the URL box, type/paste your Server
  • In the Stream key, type/paste your Stream key
  • Save changes

   4: Start Streaming

    After configuring your settings and adding the server address from WpStream, you can start streaming by clicking on the stream button at the bottom of the dashboard.

Wirecast

Wirecast is a paid live video streaming production tool by Telestream. It allows users to create live or on-demand broadcasts for the web.

1. Install Wirecast

Download Wirecast from https://www.telestream.net/wirecast/ and Install it. You can download it on Windows, Mac and Linux.

2. Provide Sources

Open Wirecast click the + button as in the screenshot and you can either use your camera to broadcast or pick a media file.

3. Configure Wirecast

  • Click Output on the top of the screen and then Select Output Settings
  • In the destination, choose RTMP Server and click OK.
  • In the Address box, type/paste your Server. 
  • In the Stream box, type/paste your Stream key
  • Save changes

4: Start Streaming

Click on OK to save changes just click the Output on the top of the screen and then Start/Stop Broadcasting

XSplit

   XSplit is a free and open source software used for live streaming and video recording. It is easy to use and provides a great canvas for pc gaming, talk shows, presentations, and many more purposes. Embedded or external camera and audio sources can be used with XSplit.

   1. Install XSplit

   Download Open Broadcaster Software from xsplit.com and Install it. 

   2. Provide Sources

   When you open the XSplit, it will ask for the canvas option for different purposes. It is easy to adjust with drag and drop. It has some useful features for streaming.

   3. Configure vMix

   We’re assuming that your Ant Media Server accepts all streams. (There is no any security option enabled.)

  • Click Broadcast in the XSplit Window and then click ‘Set up a new output’
  • Choose Custom RTMP in the Set up a new output dropdown menu.
  • You can write any name and description you want.
  • In the URL box, type/paste your Server
  • In the Stream key, type/paste your Stream key
  • Save changes

   4: Start Streaming

   Close the Settings window and click on the “Stream” button in the main window of XSplit. It will start streaming.

Larix Broadcaster

Larix Broadcaster is a free app for iOS and Android that you can use to live stream from your mobile device.  It requires 3 things:

  • A mobile phone or table
  • Larix Broadcaster Mobile App
  • WpStream account

1. Install Larix Broadcaster

Download from Google Play or the App Store. Once you open up the app, it will ask permission to use your camera, microphone, and location. All of these should be allowed.

2. Provide Sources

Your camera is ready.

3. Configure Larix Broadcaster

  • Click Settings and then click ‘Connections’, and ‘+’
  • Give it a name
  • Choose Custom RTMP in the Set up a new output dropdown menu.
  • In the URL box, type/paste your Server and Stream Key one after the other
  • Save

4: Start Streaming

Go back and click on Record. It will start streaming.

nanoStream

   nanoStream is a free app for iOS and Android that you can use to live stream from your mobile device.  It requires 3 things:

  • A mobile phone or table
  • nanoStream app
  • WpStream account

   1. Install nanoStream

   Download from Google Play or the App Store. Once you open up the app, it will ask permission to use your camera, microphone, and location. All of these should be allowed.

   2. Provide Sources

   Your camera is ready.

   3. Configure nanoStream

  • Click Settings and then click ‘nanoStream Cloud Public’, and ‘Custom RTMP’
  • Under ‘Broadcast’, in the URL box, type/paste your Server and Stream Key from WpStream one after the other
  • Give it a name
  • Login

   4. Start Streaming

   Go back to the start screen and click on Record. It will start streaming.

BroadcastMe

BroadcastMe – is an iOS application which allows you to stream from your mobile phone.  It requires 3 things:

  • A mobile phone or table
  • BroadcastMe app
  • WpStream account

1. Install BroadcastMe

Download from Google Play or the App Store. Once you open up the app, it will ask permission to use your camera, microphone, and location. All of these should be allowed.

2. Provide Sources

Your camera is ready.

3. Configure BroadcastMe

  • Click Settings and then click ‘Server URL’
  • Type/paste your Server and Stream Key from WpStream one after the other
  • Click on ‘Add’
  • ‘Done’

4: Start Streaming

Go back to the start screen and click on Record. It will start streaming.