This guide will show you how to stream live to Facebook and Dacast at the same time. As a final result, you should have your stream playing directly in your Facebook feed and anywhere where you embedded your Dacast live channel.
Please note that the stream playing directly in Facebook depends on Facebook network, not on Dacast. Therefore, any issue or limitations you might have on the stream playing in Facebook (for instance, live broadcasts limited to 4 hours) are related to Facebook.
This guide is based on the multi destination streaming technique. We have realized this guide with Wirecast but multi destinations streaming is also possible with other live streaming encoding software such as vMix and VidBlasterX.
If you have a Switchboard Live account, this method is faster.
Multi Destination Streaming with Wirecast
STEP 1: In the top bar menu, select “Output”, then “Output settings”
STEP 2: Select an Output destination: choose “RTMP server”
STEP 3: Select an Encoding profile: I would recommend a low bitrate one for a first multi destination stream test.
STEP 4: Enter an Address: copy paste here your Dacast stream URL
STEP 5: Enter a Stream: copy paste here your Dacast stream name
STEP 6: Click on “Set Credentials” and enter the login and password from the encoder set up section of your Dacast live channel.
Once you have entered everything it should look like this:
STEP 7: Then click on the “Add” button on the bottom left corner of the pop-up window
STEP 8: Select an Output destination: choose “RTMP server”
STEP 9: Select an Encoding profile: I would recommend a low bitrate one for a first multi-destination stream test.
STEP 10: Enter an Address: copy paste here your Facebook Server URL. To access this information, go into the GO LIVE section of your Facebook account and select “Connect”. See below:
STEP 11: Enter a Stream: copy paste here your Facebook Stream key
STEP 12: 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:
STEP 13: Then click OK
STEP 14: The next step is to add your video source by clicking on the “+” icon that is next to “Clear layer”. See below:
From there you can select a media file, video camera…
STEP 15: The next step is to launch your live stream!
– First click on the stream icon next to “Wirecast” logo:
if the icon is green, your stream is ON:
– Then click on “GO LIVE” in your Facebook account
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: