How to Conduct Transcoding Using Wirecast as an Encoder?

Adaptive bitrate streaming (Transcoding) is available only in the higher-end versions of Livebox.

To conduct transcoding using Wirecast,

  • Keep your streaming channels ready i.e., output channel and input channel.
  • Now under Manage Channels, go to Transcoding
transcoding
  • Transcoding page opens up and you can select your input channel by clicking the drop-down menu given in the “Select Channel” option.
Select channel
  • In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give turn on near transcoding.
transcoding on Livebox
  • Once you give the turn on, new options for transcoding shows up, where you can set the Preset. And then click “Save”.

Note:  Livebox will generate both Transcode Output URL and Transcode Embed Code.

transcoding streaming
  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.
service restart
  • Go to Livebox and create your channel.
  • Now go to the Wirecast main window, and click the icon to add your source.
Wirecast streaming service
  • Many options to add your source appears.
  • To capture and add your USB webcam source, you can click the option Video Capture and to stream live your local files, click the “Add Media File” option and select your local files.
wirecast streaming
  • Your source is added. As you wanted to live stream, click the push icon to move your source to Live Broadcast Area
live streaming using wirecast-min
  • After pushing your source to live broadcast area, click “Output” located at the top left side.
wirecast live streaming
  • Under output’s pulled-down menu, click “Output Settings”.
live streaming
  • A “Select an Output Destination” dialog box opens, where choose your destination as RTMP Server and click “OK”, and a new output setting tab opens.
livebox live streaming
  • Now go to Manage Channels from Livebox navigation menu and copy the streaming RTMP URL.
streaming URL
streaming URLs
  • Then paste the RTMP Streaming URL in the Address box and enter the stream key in Stream bar and give “OK”.
Livebox supports wirecast
  • Now click the stream icon from the top left side to start streaming.
start streaming on wirecast
  • To check your live stream go to Livebox Channel Dashboard and click play to preview your live stream.
streaming at multiple bitrates
  • To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report. 
viewers report
  • In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.
transcoding at multiple bitrates
  • And when you embed the output channel streams on your website, you can copy the Transcode Embed URL to publish the live stream on your website.

Note:  Through the Transcode Embed URL, you can publish the streaming content along with the transcode video quality.

transcoding at multiple bitrates

You are successful in your Transcoding streaming by using Wirecast!

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