Getting Around the Dacast Encoder Login for Live Streams

By Harmonie Duhamel

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    Unfortunately, there is no way to get around entering the Dacast login and password for the encoder when trying to set up an HTML5 video player live channel.

    The reason for this is that they require RTMP authentication. This added level of security is mandatory on all of these channels. We recommend keeping track of all the login information.

    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.

    A live encoder feeds digital video files to the streaming platform in real-time.

    Required Encoder Settings

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

    VIDEO CODECH.264 (x264 may work)
    FRAME RATE25 or 30
    KEYFRAME INTERVAL2 secs (or 2x frame rate)
    SCANNINGProgressive
    ENCODING BITRATEConstant (CBR)
    AUDIO CODECAAC
    AUDIO BITRATE128 kbps
    AUDIO CHANNELS2 (Stereo)
    AUDIO SAMPLE RATE48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

     

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