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)|
|ENCODING BITRATE||Constant (CBR)|
|AUDIO BITRATE||128 kbps|
|AUDIO CHANNELS||2 (Stereo)|
|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:
You will find “Encoder Setup” on the right side under the General tab inside your live channel. Click that:
Take note of the Stream URL, the Stream name, as well as the Login and Password (2 series of 6 digits):
Setting Up Your Connection
On the main interface of Adobe FMLE, enter the Stream Name and Stream URL:
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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- Required Encoder Configuration
- What is Video Transcoding?
- Live Streaming Step-by-Step Walkthrough
- How to Use Flash Media Live Encoder
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