OBS Studio is a free and open-source software suite for recording and live streaming. OBS provides real-time source and device capture, scene composition, encoding, recording, and broadcasting.
Need to stream a file to multiple social media destinations with Videolinq? Here is how to set this up:
Download and install OBS on your computer.
Add a media source to OBS.
Edit the media source and point to a video file you placed on your computer.
Open the Videolinq channel page, enable RTMP as a video source, and look for the Encoder tab under the preview player. Copy the RTMP path and stream key.
Click on the OBS "Settings" tab (lower right side) and enter the OBS stream configuration area. On the left navigation bar click on "Stream" and drop down the "Service" tab to select "Custom..." Paste the Videolinq RTMP path and stream key.
Click on the "Output" tab to the left, select the "Advanced" mode and configure the stream bitrate to 4000 KBps, add keyframes every 2 seconds, and set the CPU Usage Preset to "Medium" to reduce computer resources. In the "Audio" tab you can adjust the audio bitrate to 128 KBps. Last, click on the "Video" tab to the left and select the stream resolution. Save this configuration.
Click on "Start Streaming". Wait till you see the video in the Videolinq preview player. Push "Go Live" and click on "Start All" destinations, or enable them one by one. Confirm you see the video on your destinations.
Tips & Tricks: When setting up multiple media sources in OBS (and pointing each record to another video source) you can change the sources during the broadcast and provide your audience with a program built from multiple file sources without stopping the live stream.