Live Streaming on Facebook Using OBS Studio

   Multi-channel usability is one of the features that Livebox integrates as it helps in distributing content around the globe over multiple mediums efficiently. Through Livebox the users can send their live streaming videos to all media that supports RTMP sources. And Facebook is one such media which is supported by Livebox for 24/7 live streaming.
The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to stream your videos in Facebook live using the Livebox streaming server.
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Go to OBS Studio to encode your video source to Livebox streaming server.
  • From the navigation menu click Manage channels and under manage channels select Channel Dashboard and click Play to preview your video.

streaming preview

live streaming preview

  • Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.

push destination

  • A Push Destinations window opens, select your streaming channel and then click the Add Destination button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.

push destination button

  • A dialog box Share on with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and click then Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
    Note: If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value to continue your live streaming on Facebook.

facebook streaming

  • In Facebook login page login with your credentials.

facebook login

  • You are now logged in. Select your sharing option and click Next.

facebook sharing

  • Once you click the Next button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
    Note: If you didn’t select the Automatically TURN ON when adding push value option, then you have to Turn On the push value to start your live streaming.

facebook destination added on livebox streaming server

  • Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.

facebook live video fetch

  • Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
  • Then click on the Go Live button on the right bottom corner.
  • You are now on live streaming on Facebook.

facebook live streaming using push destination

  • Check your live streaming on your Facebook timeline.

facebook live streaming preview

You have successfully live streamed on Facebook using OBS Studio.

Live Streaming Using OBS Studio

   Livebox streaming server offers a smooth and uncomplicated streaming workflow. Its flexibility can be witnessed while working alongside distinct encoders.
Here with which few steps are listed for crystal clear understanding of streaming workflow by using OBS studio.
  • Go to OBS studio and click the icon add source icon from the tab Source.

adding source in OBS Studio

  • A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select Media source.

media source option in OBS studio

  • A dialog box Create/Select Source gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click OK.

adding media source in OBS studio

  • After clicking OK, a dialog box Properties for Media Source gets opened. In Properties for Media Source, select the required options for your streaming and then click Browse.

browse files in OBS Studio

  • Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click OK and your source is added.

browse and add files in OBS Studio

adding local files in OBS Studio

source added in OBS for streaming

  • Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL button to copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.

streaming url

Streaming URLs

  • Now go back to OBS studio again and select Settings under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • A whole Setting tab will be opened and click Stream.
  • By clicking Stream, a new page with an empty URL bar and stream key bar get opened where the copied Stream URL and Stream Key has to be pasted respectively. 
  • Then click OK.

stream using OBS

  • Now click the option Start streaming under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • Now go to Livebox Channel Dashboard and preview your streaming source.
  • Then from your streaming channel you can push live the streaming source to your social media destinations, websites, blogs or any streaming platforms.

streaming preview

live streaming preview

Thus, these simple steps can help you out to accomplish your first streaming process.
Happy Streaming!

Transcoding Using OBS Studio

Adaptive bitrate streaming (Transcoding) is available only in the higher-end versions of Livebox.

To Transcode using OBS,
  • Keep your streaming channels ready i.e., output channel and input channel.
  • Now under Manage Channels, go to Transcoding.

transcoding

  • A Transcoding page opens up and you can select your Input channel by clicking the drop-down menu given in the Select a Channel option.

transcoding

  • In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give Turn On near transcoding.

output channel for transcoding process

  • Once you give the turn on, new options for transcoding shows up, where you can set the Preset. And then click Save.
    Note: Livebox will generate both Transcode Output URL and Transcode Embed Code.

transcoding using Livebox

  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.

  • Then go to OBS studio and click the icon add source icon from the tab Source.

adding source in OBS Studio

  • A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select Media source.

media source option in OBS studio

  • A dialog box Create/Select Source gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click OK.

adding media source in OBS studio

  • After clicking OK, a dialog box Properties for Media Source gets opened. In Properties for Media Source, select the required options for your streaming and then click Browse.

browse files in OBS Studio

  • Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click OK and your source is added.

browse and add files in OBS Studio

adding local files in OBS Studio

source added in OBS for streaming

  • Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL to copy the Streaming URL and Stream Key of your Input channel.

streaming url

Streaming URLs

  • Then go to OBS studio and select Settings under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • A whole Setting tab will be opened and click Stream.
  • In OBS stream settings page, enter the Stream URL and Stream Key of your streaming channel.

rtmp url settings

  • Now click the option Start streaming under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • Now go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.

video resolution for transcoding

  • To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report. 

viewers report

  • In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.

RTMP stats for transcoding

  • And when you embed the output channel streams on your website, you can copy the Transcode Embed URL to publish the live stream on your website.

Note:  Through the Transcode Embed URL, you can publish the streaming content along with the transcode video quality.

transcoding

You are successful in your Transcoding streaming by using OBS Studio!
Happy to help!