RTMP Studio enables you to use professional live streaming software with Crowdcast. In this article, you'll learn how to connect OBS to your Crowdcast events.

We made a quick video to show you how to connect to OBS and how to share a pre-recorded video through OBS:

If you prefer to follow along with text and images, open up OBS, set up your camera and scenes, and follow the steps below.

🎥 Steps to go live through OBS

1. Start the studio engine. Once your Server URL and Stream Key populate, you have less than 15-minutes to set up OBS and start streaming.

2. In OBS, navigate to Settings > Stream > Service: Custom. Then, copy and paste the Server URL and Stream Key.

Screenshot of where to copy and paste the server URL and stream keys with OBS.

3. When you're ready to go live, simply click on Start Streaming in OBS

By default, RTMP Studio will deliver the video quality at the quality received from your encoder app or gear. We recommend streaming your video at 1080p at 2000 - 3000 kbps for the best experience. 

🚀 That's it! You're now live and streaming to Crowdcast.

While live, all the powers of OBS are available to you including sharing recorded videos, lower thirds, intro/outro videos, screen-sharing, and more.

When you're ready to end the broadcast, click on the End Broadcast button in Crowdcast and then Stop Streaming in OBS.

Important Notes

  • Please note that RTMP connection times will vary. The length of time for your stream key and URL to populate is often related to the efficiency of the servers closest to you and how active they are at the time you go live.

  • 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.

  • For more details on recommended encoding software settings, check out our support doc covering RTMP Studio.

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

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