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How do I stream using Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)

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If you are looking for a free encoder, we do advise you to use OBS Studio instead of Adobe FMLE since it’s a more reliable software but we still support this encoder and it could be a good solution if you intend to do multi bitrate streaming.

For the Spanish version / Para la versión Español

This is a quick start guide for live streaming. It’s broken into a 17 step process doing the bare bones before you are up and going (you might experience difficulties on Mobile Devices):

1) Create a live stream by clicking on the camera icon seen above or + Create New


2) Choose a name and click on HTML5 for the Channel type. 

3) Once you have saved, click on Encoder Setup

4) Publishing point: Our system auto-detects and optimizes the selection of the publishing point based on the location of your stream.

5) Multi-bitrates:  Our player is adaptive and automatically detects your encoder multi-bitrate settings to provide the best quality stream to your viewers based upon their connections. 

6) Click on Next Step

7) Click on Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)

8) If you don’t have it yet – Download the software

9) Install the software and then open it.
10) Go back to the DaCast backend, in the encoder set-up section of your channel, step 3.

11) Take note of the Stream URL, the Stream name as well as the Login and Password (2 series of 6 digits)

12) Go back to the encoder (FMLE)

13) Enter the Stream URL in the “FMS URL” field: rtmp://

14) Enter the stream name in the ‘Stream’ field: dclive_1_150@195055

15) FOR MULTI-BITRATE STREAMS: Please note that if you are planning on having multi-bitrates, you will have to replace 150 with %i in the stream name of your live channel.
For example: dclive_1_150@XXXXXX => dclive_1_%i@XXXXXX


16) Click on Connect and enter the login (username) and password you took note of.

17) Before lauching the stream, make sure you have a Keyframe frequency of 2 or 3 seconds and nothing else when clicking on the format settings. You should be having the following settings : fmle.png

18) Click on Start – you are now streaming! 

To preview your stream go back to the DaCast backend and click on Preview.
Note that it can take up to 50 seconds to come up online for “All devices” channels. So be patient 🙂 

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