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Add an RTMP address as a source for broadcast

I would like to know how to add an RTMP source for use during my broadcast.  I have someone who uses BroadcastMe on their phone and it generates an RTMP stream as well as a webpage where you can watch the stream.  I would love to know if we can us it in WireCast 7.4

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  • Some devices need to go to a server first and then the URL is pulled from that but it's basically Wirecast Pro Web Stream Plugin.

     

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  • would the rtmp address go in the URI?

     

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  • Yes. That would be it. If it doesn't work the source likely will need to hit a server first. In those cases you can install a local Wowza server and then take the output of that.

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  • I did this tutorial a while back. In this example I needed to use the RTMP from the Wowza server.

     

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  • Ugh, I kinda wish that there was an easier way.  I totally understand it and get it.  The issue is this:  I am doing a live stream where I need to receive sources from two other cities and I don't think that they will be able to go through all those steps without pulling their hair out.

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  • Kristopher King depending on the hardware from the other cities, the only need to stream to your Wowza (or equivalent) server.

    Some people will use Teradek Cube to stream to Sputnik server and then Wirecast gets input from that.

    You could just do a group Skype call and use Screen Capture.
    If your computer and internet connection has the resources, you can have a couple of Wirecast documents open at the same time and each grabs a guest and streams separately.

    If they're using BroadcastMe to stream to a server, you simply need to pull in the streams from those servers. Not much different than I show with GoCoder to Wowza to Wirecast. I believe BroadcastMe is similar to GoCoder. With multiple sources they likely won't be in sync with each other if that's important.

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  • That's a thought.  I know wirecastCam on iOS works pretty good. Is there an Android equivalent?

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  • Kristopher King WirecastCam has to work over Wifi LAN so it's not good for remote sources. We have WirecastGo but like GoCoder and BroadcastMe, it requires a server.

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  • Ok, so WirecastCam has to be on the same Wifi?

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  • Kristopher King Yes, same LAN same Subnet.

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  • Hi there, I realise this is an old thread, but I'm hoping you can help.

    I'm looking to use Switcher Studio on iOS and then first send that single broadcast to one of the regular platforms, such as FB Live, Chew.tv etc, I then want to pick up this livestream as a source in Wirecast Pro and then simulcast it to a number of other custom RTMP servers.

    The livestream for the original platform for viewing the broadcast is a https:// address, rather than an RTMP address. I do have the RTMP server that the platform advises me to send the stream to, and I have put in my authentication details. But it won't connect and bring the stream in as a source.
     

    Am I meant to be looking for a different, specific RTMP address for this broadcast, rather than the generic main server?  I believe there are ways to extract the source RTMP address from a given https:// address using either Wireshark, or RTMPDump (both of which I have installed currently), but I'm unsure how to do this process.  

    I'm running OSX.

    Thanks for your help :). 

    ~ Gethen

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  • Gethen Sullivan You'd need the resource link used to distribute wirecast from the server. HTTP would be if you were grabbing the .m3u8 playlist file for example. Otherwise it would be RTMP. Wireshark and RTMPDump can do it but you have to know how to identify the stream. Sometimes the specifics may depend on the server setup. You may want to post the question on a WireShark specific forum and include info about the server as well.

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  • I am trying to ingest an RTMP URL from Microsoft Stream into Wirecast but after pasting the link into Wirecast, the stream isn’t getting to Microsoft. 

    Below is the actual rtmp that is not getting from Wirecast running on my laptop to Microsoft Stream. 

    rtmp://uvw44nbqgtjve2woartduf5bbd-qvb5oqp3kjcqeas7wjalz424kg-uswe.channel.media.azure.net:1935/live/9f0b1163f4c048ada679e81ce7edbc02

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  • Matt Dalida please post the exact steps and any popup messages you are getting.

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  • CraigS 

    Stream is the CDN. Instead of sending our wirecast stream to our on-prem win2008 media server (going end of support soon) we want to send the webcast to Stream. We must start the event in Stream first then paste the Stream RTMP URL into wirecast. Then get the error attached. We are on wirecast studio version 7 and plan to upgrade to 10 shortly. 

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  • Matt Dalida Make sure you follow these steps in the exact order. 
    I just tested and noted the order seems to be important. After Step 1 and then used the ingest URL and it worked. Make sure the Stream (Stream Name) matches as well.

     

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  • Matt Dalida Yes I got the same error but following the above steps fixed it.

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  • CraigS ok we’ll try that next. 

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  • Matt Dalida 

    Excuse the high speed recording as it took a couple of minutes in real time but perhaps this will help you see the steps as I have done it. 

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  • CraigS thanks very helpful. 

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  • Matt Dalida You're welcome of course. It's very picky about the sequence even though one might think that it might not be necessary.

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