There are many programs for streaming video streaming. One of the ways to quickly create a live broadcast is to use the free service - Web Media Live Encoder HD. Just enter your stream URl and Stream Key and you can immediately start broadcasting. You can see all the necessary data after registering on the site in the LIVE tab.


Convenient and not very, simple and complex, free and shareware, but essentially similar in their basic functions. With slight differences in the settings for live broadcasts. Here are a few of them:


  https://www.vmix.com/          https://www.ffsplit.com/           https://www.xsplit.com/           https://obsproject.com/


Let's try to describe the process of setting up a live broadcast using one of the popular OBS programs as an example.

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a free, open source video recording and broadcasting program that is available on Windows, Mac or Linux.

You can download the latest version of OBS on the official website.


Configure OBS


To start the broadcast in OBS, follow these steps:

download and install OBS;

open the program;

select “File” - “Settings” in the top menu;

open the section "Broadcasting";

in the "Broadcast Type" field, select "Custom Broadcast Server";

Paste the link and stream key into the URL and Stream Key fields;




Go to the "Output" section;

set the video bitrate in the “Video bitrate” field in accordance with the selected broadcast quality.

select “Software (x264)” in the “Encoder” field;

set the audio bitrate to 128 in the “Audio bitrate” field;

turn on additional encoder settings and make sure that “veryfast” is selected in the “Encoder Presets” field.



go to the "Audio" section;

in the "Sample rate" field, select "44.1khz";

in the “Desktop Audio Unit” field, select the desired audio playback device (if there is only one audio device on the computer, leave “Default”);

in the “Mic / Auxiliary Audio Unit” field, select the desired microphone (if the computer has only one sound recorder, leave “Default”);



go to the "Video" section;

set the base resolution - corresponds to the resolution of your monitor;

set the output (scaled) resolution - the resolution of the stream that is sent to the server: if set lower than the base, this will reduce traffic consumption and CPU usage;

in the field “Scaling filter” select “Bicubic (clear scaling, 16 samples)”;

in the "General FPS values" field, specify the required frame rate - 30 or 60;



Click “Apply” and then “OK” to complete the broadcast settings.

Now you can customize the content of the broadcast using scenes and sources.


Scenes and Sources

Scene and source settings are located on the main screen of the program in the lower left corner.



Scenes are sets of sources between which you can quickly switch directly during the broadcast.

To create a scene, click on the plus sign under the “Scenes” field, enter its name and click “OK”.

Sources are various broadcast layers, including a broadcast screen or a game / program window, as well as additional labels, illustrations, a webcam image, and so on.

To create a source, click on the plus sign under the Sources field, select the type of source you want and follow the on-screen instructions.


Source Types

Screen capture - allows you to capture the entire desktop



Window Capture - allows you to capture only the selected window



Game Capture - allows you to capture the game window (experimental mode)

Image - allows you to capture an image from an external file

Video capture device - allows you to capture video from a webcam


In this example, we tried to describe in detail the broadcast setup process itself.

We hope that now you can set up streaming broadcasting to solve your problems and conduct full-fledged, interesting broadcasts.