The steps below are meant for users that do not have a separate computer in studio to access their Facebook page in order to gather RTMP streaming information and continue the manual process of streaming via Facebook.
For users that do have access to a separate computer please click here.
As a workaround for Facebook Streaming within a TC1 session, please install Mozilla Firefox browser while in the Windows desktop of the TC1. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Once installed onto the unit the TC1 software will let you select which browser to use while accessing a Web browser within a session.
We will need to setup a custom RTMP stream using the Server URL and Persistent Stream Key provided by Facebook
Within a session Click the gear next to the Stream/Encode button to setup a Custom stream preset
For a better view of the Configure Custom Connection window while accessing the web browser, move the window to one side of the screen.
The following steps will require the user to click between the TC1 User Interface (UI) and the Web Browser window. Doing so will hide the web browser window until it is reopened by clicking the Web Browser button.
Please note that each time the Web Browser button is selected, a new tab will be created within the browser's window. The Facebook page will remain open as a tab in the browser after clicking on the UI and can be accessed by selecting the corresponding tab.
DO NOT CLOSE the web browser as the Facebook page will be lost and the process will need to be restarted.
Next, Click the Web Browser button from the Streaming Configuration window.
You should receive a pop-up window prompting to select a web browser. Choose Firefox as the browser you would like to use.
While in Firefox, navigate to the Facebook page you would like the stream to reach.
For business/organization pages, click Publishing Tools (1) then Video Library (2) then finally +Live (3) to access the RTMP information for your page..
From individual pages click 'Live Video' to access the RTMP information for your page.
On the next page you will see Camera and Connect options at the top of the page. Be sure to select Connect at which point Facebook will create your specific stream Key/ID along with providing the Facebook Server URL/address.
Be sure Stream Key is selected for step 2 on the page then select the 'Use a persistent stream key' option.
Copy and paste both the Server URL and Persistent Stream Key into the Server Address and Stream ID fields respectively on the Custom preset window within the TC1 session, as seen above.
We will then need to Schedule the stream through the web browser by clicking the Schedule button at the bottom right corner of the page
After clicking the Schedule button the following page will be displayed. By default the time slot will have the stream go live after 10 minutes. You can schedule the stream for a later date and time as well. At this point you are free to start the stream after the 10 minutes is up or to create a delay you can start streaming from the TC1 immediately (See below).
Once the schedule has been set click on the Schedule button.
Doing so will then show your Facebook page and display a notification/preview window at the bottom left corner of the page.
Click on the notification to bring up the calendar reminder below.
From the reminder window click the ellipses to access the Edit Post option then select Edit Post.
Start the stream on the TC1 by clicking the Stream/Encode button. The button should light up blue and the time should begin counting, which indicates the TriCaster stream is reaching Facebook.
On the Facebook tab, a preview of the stream will be displayed.
From here you have the option to wait until the selected time is reached then select the Manual Start button or you can go LIVE by clicking the Manual Start button beforehand.
After selecting Manual Start you will be prompted to confirm your choice to go live on Facebook. Select OK when you are ready to publish to Facebook.
The page will then display a Go Live button at the bottom right corner. Click Go Live to begin the publishing the stream on your Facebook page.
You are now LIVE on Facebook.
Your public-facing page will be showing your stream (see below).
To end the stream on the Facebook page select the End Live Video button at the bottom right of the page.
To stop the stream on the TC1, click the Stream/Encode button within the TC1 User Interface (UI).