In this article we will go through the steps to stream your broadcast to Youtube through RTMP.
First you will need to go to www.youtube.com and log into your account.
Once you are logged in, click on the video camera icon with the plus in the top right. This will generate a drop down menu, where you will then select the "Go Live" option.
You are now in Youtube Studio , you will go to the left center of your screen where you will find two options titled "Stream" and "Manage". Choose "Stream" if you have not yet created your broadcast, choose "Manage" if the broadcast is already created.
A) If you don't have a stream scheduled, choose "Stream" and then fill in some basic details about your particular broadcast. Your stream will then be created, you will likely then receive a pop-up entitled "Stream Setup Help", we will need this information.
B) If the stream event is already created, choose "Manage", and then click on the particular broadcast's title, this should take you to a new page. You will likely then receive a pop-up entitled "Stream Setup Help", we will need this information.
Once on the "Stream Setup Help" popup, you will want to copy both pieces of information displayed, the "Stream Name/Key" and "Stream URL"
Pro Tip: If you click off of this pop-up the Stream information can still be found right on the broadcast's settings page under the "Preview" window, on the default tab entitled "Stream Settings.
At this point you will need to go into Production truck. After logging in, it the preference wheel in the center. From there you will want to click "Services". Under Services, change your streaming service to "RTMP" and click "Create Broadcast".
In "Create Broadcast", The description will be the title of your stream. You will then copy and paste the information from Youtube into it's respective fields in Production Truck. Youtube's "Stream Name/Key" information goes into Production Truck's "Stream Name" field. Youtube's "Stream URL" information goes into Production Truck's "Host URL" field.
Once Live in Production Truck, on the broadcast's Youtube page, you will then begin to see a preview of the actual broadcast, in the upper left hand corner. You will then need to select "Go Live" in the upper right hand corner. You will then be streaming to Youtube!
Under Additional Settings, you can select the following to make broadcasting easier.
- Enable Auto-Start to not have to manually hit Go Live on Youtube in a browser.
- We do not recommend enabling Auto-Stop, as this will stop your Youtube stream if the connection is lost. This may occur if your network drops.
If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.