How to setup RTMP Live streaming on YouTube
To setup RTMP live streaming on YouTube, you will need to follow these steps:
- First, make sure that you have a Google account and are signed in to YouTube. You will need to have a YouTube channel in order to live stream on the platform.
- Open the YouTube website on your computer and click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu that appears, select the “Creator Studio” option.
- In the Creator Studio, click on the “Live Streaming” tab on the left side of the screen.
- On the Live Streaming page, click on the “Stream” tab, and then click on the “Encoder Setup” button.
- On the next screen, you will see a list of recommended encoders that you can use for RTMP live streaming on YouTube. Select the encoder that you want to use and follow the instructions to download and install it on your computer.
- Once you have installed your encoder, open it and enter the “Stream Key” and “Server URL” that are provided on the Encoder Setup page in YouTube. These will be different for each live stream that you create, so be sure to use the correct ones for each stream.
- After you have entered the Stream Key and Server URL, click on the “Start” button in your encoder to begin your live stream.
- You will now see a preview of your live stream in your encoder, and you can use the on-screen controls to adjust the settings and make any necessary changes.
- When you are ready to go live, click on the “Go Live” button in your encoder. This will start your live stream on YouTube, and you will see a live stream notification on your YouTube channel page.
- While you are live streaming, you can interact with your audience by responding to comments and questions in real time. You can also use the on-screen controls in your encoder to turn off your camera or microphone, add a filter to your live stream, or end the live stream.
- When you are ready to end your live stream, click on the “Stop” button in your encoder. This will stop the live stream on YouTube, and you will be able to review and save a copy of the recorded video to your YouTube channel.
- Congratulations, you have successfully setup and streamed a live video on YouTube using RTMP!