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Crowdcast RTMP Studio enables you to use professional live streaming software with Crowdcast. This works by sending video to Crowdcast via a standard method known as RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). If your software or hardware can send an RTMP output, then you can connect it to a Crowdcast event.

With RTMP Studio, there is a video delay of 20 - 40 seconds similar to Facebook live and Youtube live. Your video will stream and record in HD to all devices.

We've created extra documentation for popular third-party software below.

Encoding software settings for the best viewing experience

By default, RTMP Studio will deliver the video at the same quality received from your encoder app or gear. Based on our experience, we strongly recommend the following encoding software settings for the best viewing experience:

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Video bitrate: 2000 - 3000 kbps
Audio bitrate: 64 or 128 kbps
Frame rate (FPS): 30
Keyframe intervals: 2 seconds (do not use automatic keyframe intervals)

If your bitrate is within our recommendations, and you're still experiencing dropped frames, try lowering the bitrate by 100 - 500 kbps and run another test event. We do have a team of external specialists who can assist you with your setup if needed.

As a rule of thumb, you should never disconnect your encoder during a broadcast. This can cause playback issues for your viewers and broken recordings.

Have questions or suggestions? Email us at [email protected]. Happy Crowdcasting! 🎥

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