With Brid, you can easily broadcast and manage your event live to your audience around the world.
To get started with live streaming with Brid, we suggest you use Telestream Wirecast. This guide will be using Wirecast as the software of choice to explain how to setup a Brid live stream.
Setting up your live stream in Brid
Login into the Brid CMS and navigate to your VIDEOS section.
Under the VIDEOS section, you should see a LIVE STREAM button -
Click on the LIVE STREAM button and you will be prompted to create a new live stream.
Once you create a new live stream you will be prompted with the following screen:
Enter the title and description for your live stream here and press the NEXT button.
It may take Brid a couple of minutes to create your live stream so please be patient.
Once server resources are allocated you will see an RTMP Entry Point URL and Stream Name that you can use to connect your source stream to Brid. Some encoders support separate URL and Stream Names and others only take a single URL containing both values. In the latter case, you can concatenate the RTMP Entry Point URL and Stream Name.
Make sure to note down these 2 values as you will need them to setup your output settings in Wirecast.
If you click NEXT here, Brid will provide you with the player embed code and your live stream embedded in it. Just copy and paste it where you wish the live stream and the player to appear on your site.
Setting up your encoder (Wirecast)
Open up Wirecast and click on the Output settings menu.
In the output destination drop down make sure to select Wowza streaming.
Click on OK and then set up the live stream name and rtmp URL as seen here :
With all this in place, you have properly set up everything to start live streaming. Once you start live streaming from your encoder (Wirecast), please allow up to 30 seconds for our system to pickup your stream and start serving it.
Once you set your live stream to be live, refresh the live stream list in Brid until you get a GO LIVE button available.
Click on the GO LIVE button and your live stream will be enabled for display in the player.
Once your stream is ready to end, click the END STREAM button. You will be prompted to confirm the end of your broadcast. Your stream will automatically be archived.
Once your stream has ended, you can restart it. This allows you to use the same RTMP entry point information, metadata, and player embed code for a subsequent broadcast.