Multi-Bitrate Streaming Using Wirecast

To conduct Multi-Bitrate streaming using Wirecast,
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Then go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels select Multi-Bitrate.

Multi-Bitrate streaming

  • In Multi-bitrate page, select your channel and Turn On Multi-Bitrate.

channel for multi-bitrate streaming

  • Once your Turn On Multi-bitrate, a new preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click Save.

preset for multi-bitrate streaming

Note: You also have options to edit or set your required preset.
  • Once you click save, RTMP URL for your resolution gets listed below. Make a note of the required RTMP link and give Save.

preset of resolution for multi-bitrate streaming

  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.
  • Service Restart
  • Now go to the Wirecast main window, and click the icon add source icon to add your source.

adding source in wirecast

  • Many options to add your source appears.
  • To capture and add your USB webcam source, you can click the option Video Capture and to stream live your local files, click the Add Media File option and select your local files.

browsing files in wirecast

  • Your source is added. As you wanted to live stream click the icon wirecast icon to push your source to Live Broadcast Area.

push live stream in wirecast

  • After pushing your source to live broadcast area, click Output located at the top left side.

preview on wirecast

  • Under the output’s pulled-down menu, click Output Settings.

start broadcasting in wirecast

  • A Select an Output Destination dialog box opens, where choose your destination as RTMP Server and click OK, and a new output setting tab opens.

destination settings in wirecast

  • Now it’s time to use the URL of the required resolution you have noted in the Livebox Multi-bitrate settings.

preset of resolution for multi-bitrate streaming

  • Copy-paste the URL in the Address box and enter the stream key in Stream bar and give OK.

RTMP URL settings in wirecast

Note: To know how to get a stream key from the copied URL link, refer to the illustration below.

stream key

(The highlighted part of the streaming URL is the Stream key)

  • Now click the stream icon from the top left side to start streaming.

start button in wirecast

  • To check your live stream go to Livebox Channel Dashboard and preview your source.

wirecast preview

  • And you can also check your video resolution on the bottom right side of the player.

Multi-bitrate video resolution

  • Then go to Viewers Report to check the RTMP stats of your streaming channel. It shows audio and video bitrate of your channel.

Multi bitrate streaming stats

You have successfully done your Multi-Bitrate streaming using Wirecast.
Happy Streaming!