Simulcasting: How to Stream to Multiple Sites – Dacast, Facebook & More

By Jose Guevara

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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    Simulcasting is the technique of streaming to multiple destinations at once.

    This guide will show you how to simulcast to Facebook and Dacast using Wirecast.

    As a final result, you should have your stream playing directly on your Facebook feed and anywhere you’ve embedded your Dacast live channel.

    Please note that the stream playing directly on Facebook depends on the Facebook network, not on Dacast. Therefore, any issues or limitations you might have on the stream playing on Facebook (for instance, live broadcasts limited to 4 hours) are related to Facebook.

    Simulcasting with Wirecast

    STEP 1: Open your Wirecast account

    STEP 2: In the top bar menu, select “Output” then “Output settings”

    STEP 3: Select an Output destination: choose “RTMP server”

    STEP 4: Select an Encoding profile: we recommend a low bitrate one for a first simulcast stream test, as here:multi-destination streamingSTEP 5: Enter an Address: copy and paste your Dacast stream URL here

    STEP 6: Enter a Stream: copy and paste your Dacast stream name here

    STEP 7: Click on “Set Credentials” and enter the login and password from the encoder set up a section of your Dacast live channel.

    Once you have entered everything it should look like this:

    multi-destination streamingNote: for more details on the encoding settings, you can refer to the first method explained in this tutorial.

    STEP 8: Then click on the “Add” button on the bottom left corner of the pop-up window

    STEP 9: Select an Output destination: choose “RTMP server”

    STEP 10: Select an Encoding profile: I would recommend a low bitrate one for a first multi-destination stream test.

    STEP 11: Enter an Address: copy and paste your Facebook Server URL here. To access this information, go into the GO LIVE section of your Facebook account and select “Connect.” See below:

    Multi Streaming to Facebook and DacastSTEP 12: Enter a Stream: copy and paste your Facebook Stream key here

    STEP 13: You do not need to click on “Set Credentials” when setting up your Facebook Live channel.

    Once you have entered everything it should look like this:

    multi-destination streamingSTEP 14: Click “OK”

    STEP 15: Add your video source by clicking on the “+” icon that is next to the “Clear Layer.” See below:

    From there you can select a media file or video camera and launch your live stream.

    STEP 16: The next step is to launch your live stream!
    – First click on the stream icon next to “Wirecast” logo:
    multi-destination streaming

    if the icon is green, your stream is ON:

    Then click on “GO LIVE” in your Facebook account, and you’re ready to go.

    That’s it!

    Below is an example of a live stream that has been sent to both Facebook Live and Dacast using the RTMP server destination in Wirecast:multi-destination streaming

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    Jose Guevara

    Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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