MetaCDN - StreamShark

How to Live Stream Using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

Getting Started

Before following this guide, you will need to make sure you have already created a live stream within the StreamShark portal. Our handy guide located here will show you all the steps to create a new live stream.

Please note that currently OBS does not support multi-bitrate (multi-quality) live streaming. It can only support publishing a single quality at a time.

 

Step 1 - Setting Up OBS

First we'll set up OBS to authenticate with StreamShark.

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Select the 'Steam' tab.
  3. From the 'Steam Type' drop down, select 'Custom Streaming Server'.
  4. In the 'URL' field enter the 'FMS URL Prefix' found in the StreamShark portal (as seen in the screenshot below, marked as 1)
  5. In the 'Stream key' field enter the 'Stream 1 URL' found in the StreamShark portal (as seen in the screenshot below, marked as 2)

 

  

Step 2 - Setting Video & Audio Bitrate

The next step in setting up OBS is to make sure the video & audio bitrate matches.

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Select the 'Output' tab.
  3. In the 'Video Bitrate' field, enter the bitrate you set within the StreamShark portal (as seen in the screenshot below, marked as 1).
  4. In the 'Audio Bitrate' field, enter the bitrate you set within the StreamShark portal (as seen in the screenshot below, marked as 2).

 

Step 3 - Setting Up The Correct Resolution

Finally we'll need to make sure that the resolution we set within the StreamShark portal, matches what we have set in OBS.

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Select the 'Video' tab.
  3. In the 'Base (Canvas) Resolution' field, make sure it matches the output resolution set in the StreamShark portal (as seen in the screenshot above, marked as 3).
  4. Make sure the 'Output (Scaled) Resolution', matches the 'Base (Canvas) Resolution'.

That's it, you're all set to start broadcasting!

 

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