With Brid, you can easily broadcast and manage your event live to your audience around the world.
Setting up your live stream in Brid
Login into the Brid CMS and select your site.
On the left-hand menu under Livestream, click on the Server Settings option.
Here you will be able to set up and start your own live streaming server. Choose a server spec (we suggest you start with the low option and upgrade if necessary) and set an auto-stop hour for the server after an inactivity period.
Once you are satisfied with your settings, click on the START server button and allow some time before your live streaming instance is spun up. Once spun up, you will be able to STOP your instance on this same screen if required.
After your instance is ready for usage, click on the Create Livestream option on the main left-hand menu to create a new live stream.
Once you create a new live stream you will be prompted with the following screen:
On this same screen you will be prompted to enable DVR live streaming if this is something your account has enabled. This will allow you to rewind your live stream up to 2 hours in the past.
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 or OBS.
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 and you will see the livestream is being recorded. This means that the livestream will automatically be recorded for you so once finished you will have it available as a VOD.
Available live stream bitrates
We create the input source from the user's encoder and the two following renditions:
360p (850 kbps)
160p (200 kbps)