This guide will walk you thru the steps to configure live streaming to Facebook using CaptureCast.
CONFIGURATION VIA FACEBOOK: PART 1
- Go to www.facebook.com and login using your credentials.
- Navigate to where you would create a post and click on the More Option button and click on the Live Video option.
- Click on the Connect button on the top center of the page to access the information you'll need to stream using a hardware encoder.
- Follow the on-screen instructions:
- Choose where you want to post your broadcast on the pane to the right hand side of the page.
- Select the Stream Key option and adjust any other settings to your preference.
- Leave this window open as you'll need to copy over the Server URL and Stream Key to the CaptureCast unit in the following steps.
CONFIGURATION VIA CAPTURECAST
- Login to your CaptureCast UI and go to Templates page.
- Here you'll need to either Edit an existing Template or Create a new Template then move onto step 3 of this section.
- Edit an existing Template: Hover on the More Options button and select Edit. You can click on Step 5 Live Streaming on the left pane.
- Creating a new Template: Click on the +Add template button. You will need to complete steps 1-4 in our template creation wizard before you can configure Live streaming.
- Select Facebook from the list to open up the configuration form.
- Input: Select which video input you would like to stream out.
- Server URL: Refer to the information from Step 4 in the Facebook section above to fill in the following fields.
- Stream Key: Refer to the information from Step 4 in the Facebook section above to fill in the following fields.
- CaptureCast is now configured to be able to stream to your Facebook account.
- Either start a Quick Capture (manual start/stop) from the Dashboard to start streaming right away or Schedule your capture using the Template you just created. You will need to start streaming from the CaptureCast unit before Facebook will allow you to go Live.
CONFIGURATION VIA FACEBOOK: PART 2
- Go back to the Facebook page from section Part 1 above and you should see the page update to show your live stream after a few seconds. You'll be able to see broadcast stats below and then finally click the Go Live button.