Live Streaming Step-By-Step Windows Laptop Setup:
Step 1: Start your download of OBS: https://obsproject.com/
- Note: For more detailed install directions, reference:
Step 2: Select Windows
Step 3: Once you select your computer type, select run and your download will start taking place and installation will start when it is complete.
Step 4: Click next, then install the OBS software.
Step 5: Once OBS is installed, it will prompt you to setup the settings, click cancel as this page will explain that process. It will look like this:
Getting Stream Information:
Step 6: Navigate back to your Drund community URL
Step 7: Login in with your username and password
Step 8: Select “Streams” from the left side menu
Step 9: Select “Manage Streams”
Step 10: Once you are on the “Manage Streams Detail” section, complete your stream set up by naming your live stream, filling in an optional description, and customize the three options to Enable Chat, Record Stream, and Post to Feed.
Step 11: Once those are set, select “Update”
Step 12: You will need to copy the Stream Server URL and Stream Key to OBS. Keep this browser open and navigate to OBS.
Step 13: After selecting “Settings” this menu will appear.
Step 14: Select “Stream” on the left side.
Step 15: Select the “Service” to be “Custom…”
Step 16: Copy this URL into the URL box: rtmp://rtmp-lb.drund.com/live
Step 17: Paste your Stream Key that has been assigned to you in the Stream Key box.
- Example of a stream key: M-3a07ba0170ef4a289817898797ee4444
- (We will provide your Organization’s specific Stream key to you, be sure to secure this key (it can be reset) so only those who have the authorization can use it.
Step 18: Select the “Output” tab on the menu, and change your Output Mode to Advanced, your Bitate to 3000, and Profile to high.
Step 19: On that same screen, select the Audio tab. Under the “Track 1” tab, change the Audio Bitrate to 128.
Step 20: Select the VIdeo tab, on the left menu and make the following adjustments:
Common FPS Values
Step 21: Select “Apply” when done. Then press “Ok”
*NOTE: You will not have to edit these settings every time. You will only need to set these OBS settings during your first setup.
Add Built-In Webcam:
Step 22: The next step is to add a camera. Add a camera source by navigating to the Sources box on the bottom and select the ‘+’ icon on the box and select “Video Capture Device”
Step 23: After selecting “Video Capture Device” a box will appear to name your device. You can name it “Computer Web Cam” and select OK when done.
Step 24: Select your web cam under the “Device” section and select OK when done.
Step 25: After you have added your built-In webcam, you will need to adjust your screen to full size to fit the black box. Select and drag the corners of the red box dot to fit it to your screen.
** This is exactly what your stream will look like to your viewers so be sure to use the entire screen real estate**
After you have adjusted the red outlined box to fit the black screen, it should look like this:
Step 26: When you are ready to start your live stream, select “Start Streaming” on the bottom right corner under “Controls”
*Note: if the stream is lagging, right click the video in OBS and disable preview.
Step 27: Once you select “Start Streaming” your live stream will begin. There is a few second delay once you start your live stream.
Step 28: When you are ready to end your live stream, select “Stop Streaming” under “Controls.”
*NOTE: All starting and ending live streams are done right through OBS. You will not do anything with live streaming in your Drund community.