RTMP streaming can be complicated! We have a series of posts dedicated to the complicated world of RTMP, but for now we’re going to offer some general suggestions on how to set up your RTMP stream.
Generic RTMP Streaming Guide
In order to connect your encoder to an RTMP destination, you need to enter your RTMP URL and stream name into the encoder interface. Problem is, many RTMP destinations provide URLs that are formatted slightly differently. We’re going to run through some common configurations so that you know what you need to know to enter the correct info into your Videon encoder.
Not all RTMP URLs are formatted the same, so Videon’s encoders are set up to let you construct your RTMP URL in single-line format. This allows any server that accepts RTMP to be used with our generic interface! Since the formats can vary, here are a few example formats you can try:
- [server URL]/[stream key or stream name]
- [server URL]/[application name]/[stream name]
- [username]:[password]@[1 or 2]
Certain streaming providers also require a port (usually 1935) to be added as part of the server URL, example: www.mycdn.com:1935/5tr3amk3y
If none of these worked, try different combinations based on the ones above, or contact your stream provider for their generic, single-line RTMP format.
If that does not work as well, contact Videon’s Customer Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org!