How Do I Set Up Live Streaming Using Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)?

Video Encoding and Transcoding
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Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) is a free encoding software that allows you to broadcast live video over the internet. It is basic, but also very easy to learn.  FMLE launches quickly and is generally a great tool for trying out your broadcast and testing that everything works. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide for using the FMLE encoder to live stream with Dacast.

What is an Encoder?

Encoding is a process used to convert the RAW video files captured by a camera into digital files suitable for live streaming over the internet. FMLE is an example of a software encoder that is used for live streaming. This means that the encoder feeds digital video files to the streaming platform in real-time.

Required Encoder Settings

The following settings are required for live streaming with Dacast, regardless of your selected resolution and bitrate:

VIDEO CODEC H.264 (x264 may work)
FRAME RATE 25 or 30
KEYFRAME INTERVAL 2 secs (or 2x frame rate)
SCANNING Progressive
AUDIO SAMPLE RATE 48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

Stream with FMLE

To get started streaming with FMLE, sign in to your Dacast account and click on the pencil icon on your live channel:

Live Streaming with FMLE - live channel

You will find “Encoder Setup” on the right side under the General tab inside your live channel. Click that:

Live Streaming with FMLE - Encoder Setup

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

Live Streaming with FMLE - Encoder Setup Password

Setting Up Your Connection

On the main interface of Adobe FMLE, enter the Stream Name and Stream URL:

Live Streaming with FMLE - Adobe Setup

At this point, click on “Connect.” This will prompt you to enter the login (username) and password. Click the green “Start” at the bottom to begin your broadcast.

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