Send Video from OBS to a Livestream Platform

Now that your broadcast is up and running, send your video to one of the following livestream platforms to share with fans:

YouTube

  1. Log in to your YouTube account, click on the Camera icon and select Go Live.

  2. Select the Stream icon.

  3. Make note of the Stream Key field, you'll need this later in the set up process.

  4. In OBS, select Settings.

  5. In Settings, click Stream and select YouTube - RTMP for the service.

  6. Select Primary YouTube Ingest Server.

  7. Copy the Stream Key from step 3 and paste in the Stream Key field.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In OBS, click Start Streaming.

  10. Go back to YouTube and click the calendar icon, you should now see that you are Live on YouTube.

  11. When finished, click Stop Streaming in OBS.

NFHS

  1. Log in to your NFHS account and click Add New Event.

  2. In the Event Creation workflow, toggle your event to Manual event and then input all the information in the text fields that is related to your event.

  3. Click Add Event.

  4. In the Event Detail tab, make note of the Event ID for future reference in this set up process.

  5. In OBS, select Settings.

  6. Select Custom in Service.

  7. Input rtmp://video.nfhsnetwork.com/playon in Server. This will be the same for all NFHS events.

  8. Enter the Event ID you copied on Step 4 in the Stream Key Field.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Click Start Streaming.

  11. Back in NFHS, click on the current Live Stream event at the bottom of the window.

  12. In the Productions tab, you should now see the event listed as HLSStreaming.

  13. Click on Stream Controls.

  14. Click Go on Air. Allow 5-10 minutes for your live stream to appear on NFHS Network for public viewing.

  15. When finished, click Stop Streaming in OBS.

Facebook

  1. In your Facebook account, click on the Live Video button.

  2. Click on Use Stream Key and take note of the Stream Key listed, you'll need this later in the set up process.

  3. In OBS, select Settings.

  4. In Settings, click on Stream.

  5. Select Facebook Live for your service.

  6. Select Default for your service.

  7. Paste the stream key from step 2.

  8. Click OK.

  9. In OBS, click Start Streaming.

  10. Go back to Facebook and you should now see your video feed, click Go Live.

  11. When the event is done click Stop Streaming in OBS or End Live Video in Facebook.

Presto Sports

  1. In OBS, click Settings.

  2. In Service, select Custom.

  3. Enter the URL and Stream Key in their respective fields. If you don't know your URL and Stream Key, please contact Presto Sport support.

  4. Click Apply.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Open Settings.

  7. Click Output.

  8. Select Simple for Output Mode.

    If you are streaming in HD, set the video bitrate between 1500-2000. The encoder should be set to Software (x264). Audio Bitrate should be set to 96.

    If you aren’t doing a local recording, you can disregard the Recording section

  9. Click Apply.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Click Start Streaming.

  12. When Finished, click Stop Streaming.

BlueFrame Technology (vCloud)

In order to stream to the Blue Frame Technology service through an RTMP connection via OBS, you will need to login to the vCloud Streaming Service with your credentials provided by BlueFrame Technology. See more on creating broadcast here.

  1. To create your RTMP broadcast go to Manage Broadcasts, or Broadcast Grid.

  2. At the top right-hand side of the page click Operations, and Create Broadcast.

  3. Once your broadcast is set up, go to the Alternate Sources box, and change the Alternate Sources drop-down from None to RTMP.

  4. Now, go to the bottom of the page and click Create.

  5. Once created you can go back to the Manage Broadcasts or Broadcast Grid page and click on the “i” icon or magnifying glass for more information about the broadcast.

  6. This is where you will find your RTMP information and where you can watch the video player when you go live.

  7. Now, you will need to input information into OBS.

  8. In the bottom right-hand corner of OBS, navigate down to Settings.

  9. Navigate over to Stream, and select Custom from the dropdown.

  10. Now, you will be given options to input the Server URL and Stream Key from vCloud into the appropriate fields within OBS.

    The Host field will go into the Server field on OBS and the Stream Name will go into the Stream Key field in OBS.

  11. Navigate down and select Ok. You do not need to enable Use authentication.

  12. Now, you can stream from OBS as you normally would. Just navigate down and select Start Streaming.

    If you have any additional questions on streaming from OBS to BlueFrame (Cloud), contact their support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking here.