Getting Around the Dacast Encoder Login for Live Streams

Video Encoding and Transcoding
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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 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)


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6 thoughts on “Getting Around the Dacast Encoder Login for Live Streams

  1. Antonio says:

    In order to this topic:
    I have a professional camcorder (Panasonic cx350) that permits to publish over internet video data from its own encoder.
    This encoder has only one string to input streaming server data.
    How to input a string with all information needed for streaming? (server/stream/user/password)

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Antonio, you should have received a direct message from your account manager (Gary) for more information on this subject. Let me know if you need further information, and we would be happy to help. Best regards

  2. peterlim says:

    I agreed the security is one the key things dacast should address. but will it possible if you allow the username & password to be included in url, such as rtmp://dacast_url/?rtmp_auth=username:password
    this provision is useful as there are still plenty of hardware encoder use rtmp_url & streamkey only (without auth input provision)

    • Harmonie Duhamel says:

      Hi Peter, I hope you are great. Your account manager, Kevin Garside, contacted you directly. Let us know if you have any other questions. Best regards

      • Harmonie Duhamel says:

        Hi Leo, I hope you are great. I could not find the email you left us in our database. Could you please confirm the email linked to your Dacast account? So I can follow up with our support team. Thank you!

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