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Create a Livestream

Livepeer supports livestreaming using the RTMP protocol, which is supported by most broadcast software/hardware as well as open source software for mobile applications.

For this guide, we recommend OBS. Once you have it downloaded and installed follow these steps to start livestreaming:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Stream
  2. Enter the RTMP Server URL provided by your broadcaster node (rtmp://
  3. At the bottom of the window is a box called 'Sources'. Click on the + (or right click inside the box) and pick the source you want. As a few examples, select Game Capture if you're capturing a game, Window for non-game applications, or Video Capture Device for a webcam or capture card.
  4. Double check that all your settings are how you want them in Settings -> Output. Then, just hit Start Streaming.