Software Encoder Configuration

To start streaming straightaway or test your source, if you will be running your live stream through your web cam or another linked device attached to your PC, you will need to download the adobe encoder here:

Download for Windows
Download for Mac OS

After downloading this, launch it up and complete the steps for setting up the Adobe Live Encoder below to have the best live experience

    • Set the device you want your input to go through, most likely this will be your web camera
    • Format H.264
    • Frame Rate: 25.00 fps or 29.76 fps
    • Input Size: 1280×720 with maintain aspect ratio checked
    • Bit rate: 800 kbps
    • Output Size: 1280×720
Resolution Video Bit Rate
Low Resolution 480×270 400 kbps
Medium Resolution 640×360 800-1200 kbps
High Resolution 960×540 900-1500 kbps
HD Video Resolution 1280×720 1200-1800 kbps
Full HD Video Resolution 1920×1080 1800-2500 kbps
  1. The right side of the encoder should look like this:
  1. To make sure your stream is clear click the  next to the Format line and make sure its set to the levels below:
    • Profile: Main
    • Level: 5.0
    • Keyframe Frequency: 3 seconds
      • The advanced settings should look like this:
    • The audio side should have these settings:
      • Device – Microphone or another connected device
      • Format: Mp3
      • Channels: Stereo
      • Sample Rate: 44100
      • Bit Rate: 128
    • After following these steps, the Audio information should look like this:
    • Next, to link your encoder with your live stream, you need to edit the FMS URL on the left-hand side of the encoder: (as seen below)

The FMS URL is the link you obtain from selecting the default RTMP encoder from the live sources. To get this link you need to click the next to the source name to open your sources configuration. A box will pop up and have your sources FMS URL listed on top (as seen below)

      • Here you can also set up where you would like your content to be delivered from and what type of delay you would like for your stream.
      • After copying the link, paste it into the FMS URL section on your encoder and press connect.

Test your Stream

  1. To make sure everything is connected, test out your live stream by going . You’ll notice the  and  status next to your preview video player under Live Information in the MainStreaming media manager.
    • When your stream is , if you have embedded/published your link, your audience will have the ability to see what you’re streaming Live.
    • When your stream is , your embedded/published link will not show anything in the video player.
    • Keyframe Frequency: 3 seconds
  2. To test your stream out, click  on the Adobe Encoder and then go to the “Live Details” page on your MainStreaming media manager to see if the status of your stream has changed to .
    • If the status of your live stream has now changed from  to , you can go back to the Adobe Encoder and click  as your stream is fully functional.
  3. Since everything is now connected, follow the directions under “Finishing Steps” to publish and share the live stream link with your audience.

Audio streaming with Icecast

To start streaming straight away or test the source functionality, if you will be running your live stream through your microphone or another linked device attached to your PC, you will need to download the Icecast application here:

After following the beginning steps at the start of the section

In the details page of your live audio stream, In the Live Sources section, click

  • A pop up will appear and then you must click in the lower left corner
  • Another pop up will appear requiring you to put in a title and giving you an option between RTMP and Icecast.
  • Input a title, choose Icecast and click

Your new source will be added to the list of Live Sources available to choose from.

Click the Icecast live source on the list and it will then be linked to your stream.

  • Since you have added Icecast as a source, an email will be sent to our support team and will be reviewed and approved for streaming from the MainStreaming platform
      • The added source will have a warning icon, as seen below, because it needs to be approved by our support team.
      • After downloading this file, the audio encoder for Icecast will appear and look like this:
        • Now that you have the Icecast program up, you need to connect it with the MainStreaming CDN
        • To do this, click settings on the program and you will see this window pop up:
      • Here, you must click Add under Server to input the live source from the MainStreaming Platform. A new box will pop up that will look like this:
      • Input your settings like the example below:
      • Below are example settings, you will have different numbers for your stream
        • Title of stream – anything you’d like to call it
        • Type: Icecast
        • Address: icbroadcastny.mainstreaming.tv/{id_live_event_source}/audio
        • Port: 80
        • Password: {icecast_password}
        • IceCast Mountpoint: {id_live_event_source}/audio
        • User: Source

The password are the numbers on the beginning of the source link in the mainstreaming platform Ex: 1234567890 and you must delete “source:1234567890@” to get the address.

    • The box should look like this with all of the information included:
    • When complete, click save, and the server information will be added to the Icecast program.

Now that everything is set up correctly, test your stream out by clicking  on the main Icecast application and your app should start trying to connect.

Once connected your Icecast interface will have the words “connected” and you have now successfully tested your audio stream.

Since everything is now connected, follow the directions under Finishing Steps to publish and share the live stream link with your audience.

Check out the FAQs page to get the answers you need!