The Custom RTMP broadcast output allows you to connect to other streaming services using the stream URL and stream key.

I. Setting up Custom RTMP for Facebook Live
II. Setting up Custom RTMP for YouTube Live

III. Setting up Custom RTMP for Twitch

IV. Setting up Custom RTMP for other platforms


Setting up Custom RTMP for Facebook Live

While you can already use XSplit Broadcaster to connect to Facebook Live directly, you may optionally want to use Custom RTMP to connect instead.

This guide shows you how to obtain the Stream Name and Stream URL from Facebook Live as well as set up the Custom RTMP account on XSplit Broadcaster.

Obtaining the RTMP URL and Stream Name

1. On you browser, go to Facebook Live Producer.

2. Select Use Stream Key on Getting Started.

3. You'll be shown the information you will need to enter when setting up Custom RTMP.

The Stream URL will go to the RTMP URL field on XSplit Broadcaster. While the Stream Key will go to the Stream Name field. Please make sure that you keep your Stream Key private.

Setting up Custom RTMP

1. Click on Broadcast > Set up a new output > Custom RTMP.

2. Enter the RTMP URL and Stream Name you obtained above. The Name field is also required. You can type anything here.

3. Click OK after entering your details.

4. You will be able to select the Custom RTMP profile you created on the Broadcast menu to start streaming.

Going Live

1. Once you've started streaming on XSplit Broadcaster, your Facebook Live window will show a preview.

2. Enter your post details as well as an optional Title and Description.

3. Once you have finalized all your post details, click Go Live.


Setting up Custom RTMP for YouTube Live

While you can already use XSplit Broadcaster to connect to YouTube Live directly, you may optionally want to use Custom RTMP to connect instead.

This guide shows you how to obtain the Stream Key and Stream URL from YouTube Live as well as set up the Custom RTMP plugin on XSplit Broadcaster.

Obtaining the RTMP URL and Stream Name

1. Click on the Camera Icon “Create” on the top left corner of the YouTube Home Page and select Go Live.

2. The Stream Key and Stream URL will be shown immediately on the Stream Settings tab.

Setting up Custom RTMP

1. Click on Broadcast > Set up new output > Custom RTMP

2. Enter the Stream URL and Stream Key from YouTube into the RTMP URL and Stream Key field respectively.

3. The Name field is also required. This way, you can easily distinguish your output on the Broadcast menu list.

4. Click OK and you should now be able to access this as an output under Broadcast and start your stream directly.


Setting up Custom RTMP for Twitch

Although it is already possible to stream to Twitch directly through our Twitch Live Plugin, it is possible to run an RTMP stream as well as an extra option or back up.

Obtaining the RTMP URL and Stream Key

1. On the Twitch Webpage, click on your Profile Icon and select Creator Dashboard.

2. Show the Navigation bar by clicking the icon next to Home.

3. Click on Preferences > Stream and copy the Primary Stream key shown.

4. Your Stream URL for twitch is always be: rtmp://live.twitch.tv/app/

Setting up the Custom RTMP Output

1. Click on Broadcast > Set up a New Output and select Custom RTMP.

2. Enter the RTMP URL and Stream Key on their respective slots.

3. A Name for your RTMP output is required. This way, you can identify each RTMP output when you have more than one Custom RTMP output.


4. Click OK and you should be able to access these as an output under Broadcast and start your stream directly.


Setting up the Custom RTMP for other platforms

1. Go to Broadcast > Set up a new output, then click Custom RTMP. The Custom RTMP broadcast properties will appear.

2. Enter your RTMP URL (or Stream URL) and your Stream Key. The ID can be gathered from the channel you are streaming to.

3. Click OK to save the settings.

Starting a Custom RTMP broadcast

1. Go to Broadcast and click the Custom RTMP output you have created.

Custom RTMP broadcast properties

Name
Set a name of your Custom RTMP broadcast output.

Description
Set a description for your livestream and archived video.

RTMP URL
Set the RTMP URL (or Stream URL) credentials from where you are livestreaming to.

Stream Key
Set the Stream Key credentials from where you are livestreaming to.

Specify channel credentials
Set your login credentials for the channel your livestreaming to.

Share Link
Set a shareable custom URL for your livestream.

User Agent
Set whether the livestream is FMLE/3.0, FME/2.5, or XSplit/?. Set to FMLE/3.0 by default.


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