Publishing

Once you've finished installing and configuring your Media Server instance, you're ready to publish your first live stream. Open a web browser and go to your server IP address or your Media Network subdomain. You will see Media Server home page if everything is setup correctly.

Home Page

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In case you're just trying to publish a stream without setting up your own Media Server, you can go to our hosted Media Server and then follow this guide.

Creating a new channel

Click on "Start your stream" to get the details for your channel. You will get the RTMP server and the stream key / password combination required to broadcast your channel.

Home Page

Publishing a Live Stream

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If you are using your own Media Server instance, make sure you use "rtmp://YOUR.IP.ADDRESS/live/" instead of "rtmp://ingest.mediaserver.express/live/".

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Make sure to use the stream key that you've received at the time you've created the stream and not the one in this example.

Using OBS

- Settings -> Stream
- Service: Custom...
- Server: rtmp://ingest.mediaserver.express/live
- Stream key: CEHShokZ?pwd=39c197

OBS Settings

Using FFmpeg

If you have a video source that's already encoded used H.264 video and AAC audio, you can publish using the following command:

ffmpeg -re -i https://server/file.m3u8 \
-c copy -bsf:a aac_adtstoasc \
-f flv rtmp://ingest.mediaserver.express/live/CEHShokZ?pwd=39c197