First, regardless of whether it is a webcam or capture card, we must configure the video device.

a. Right clicking on the "Scenes" table and then clicking "Add scene" allows you to add devices to your scene for the stream. In the "Sources" table, right click and add the capture device that you prefer and click "OK".


Next, we are going to enter the streaming details so OBS can to send your stream to our servers.

a.Select “Custom Streaming Server” from the Stream Type menu.

b.In the URL field, insert the RTMP URL you were provided when the account was activated (rtmp://domain:1935/appname)

c.The “Stream key” field is used to define the stream name (ie: seminar)

d.By default, the streaming server requires streaming credentials from your OBS. These are also provided for you in your control panel or in the welcome email you received upon account activation.

e.To get to the next step, click “Apply”.


Then, we need to configure the encoding details.

a. Based on your internet connection and those of your viewers, adjust your video/audio bitrate. An efficient way to do this is to have your internet connection’s upload speed at three times the total output bitrate; if you need to stream at 1mb bitrate, you would need a 3mb upload speed from your provider just to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

b. Depending on the aforementioned internet connections, a 500-1200kbps total bitrate will deliver a high quality stream and is the maximum recommendation for streaming. Encoder should be x264.

c. A 128kbps audio bitrate will deliver a high quality audio stream. 96kbps or 64kbps is recommended for users with internet connections on the lower end.

d. OBS has the ability to record your stream into a local file. Define where that file is stored by entering its destination in the “Recording Path” field.


Upon completion of the above steps, you can begin sending the stream to our servers.

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