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Please go to Dashboard -> Integrations and re-authorize the YouTube connection. If that still does not work, please remove the connection to ezstreamer in your google account settings for connected applications.
Username and password can be included in the URL like this: rtsp ://user:password@your-domain/IP Address If your camera requires advanced authentication mode (digest, ntlm), please activate Use advanced HTTP authentication (Image URL) in “Advanced settings”. Using the default basic authentication can lead to “empty file” errors in the dashboard.
Please google for YOUR-WEBCAM-MODEL webcam image jpg or similar. Or try here to find the webcam model in ispy’s camera connection database. https://www.ispyconnect.com/cameras
We need a direct access to your camera in your local network. This means, if you have a router on a dialup internet line, you need to set up port-forwarding in your router: How To Forward a Port (portforward.com). Example setup: External port 554 -> 192.168.0.1 (local camera IP) port 554
This is commonly two issues. First, make sure your IP camera is encoding in H.264 format and not H.265. Secondly, if your camera does not have a sound MIC be sure to check the "Disable Audio" check box when configuring the live stream on the EZ Streamer Cloud Portal.
To use YouTube Live with webcam.io in this example, we first set up YouTube Live for live streaming, get the “Stream Server URL” and “Stream Key” and then start streaming from webcam.io using these values for output (and the the “Camera Stream URL” for input from previous setup step: connecting your camera). Basic YouTube Setup Open YouTube Studio. You might need to activate streaming following instructions there if this is the first visit. Click “Go Live” in the upper right to open the Live Control Room Warning: This will open the Stream Tab by default, which is not recommended to use with webcam.io (see below for details). Instead use the Manage Tab on the left and create a scheduled stream (“Schedule Stream” in upper right). Set name, visibility etc. Open upcoming stream from the list Use “Stream URL” and “Stream key” from here for webcam.io output settings in next step Start streaming in webcam.io In webcam.io: add a new webcam of type “Live stream” Use your cameras stream URL in Input section (here rtsp://myrouter1234.dyndns.org:554/Streaming/Channels/101 from the previous example). Paste “Stream URL” + “Stream key” from above into “Stream Server URL” Output field (might look like rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/32ye-jepr-f330-3dwf-edac) Save the webcam settings (with “Enable streaming” checkbox activated). Streaming will start within the next 1-2 minutes. The status of the stream outgoing from webcam.io is visible in dashboard status box. Start scheduled stream in YouTube In YouTube Live Control Room, the connection status should change after 2-3 minutes Check settings, recommended: Auto-start/-stop off, DVR off, Normal latency Click “Go Live”. Done. Please contact us for help if your stream does not start or you cannot find the video stream URL of your camera.
In this short tutorial, we first set up Twitch.tv and get the Stream Server URL. We then start streaming, using the Camera Stream URL for input (from previous setup step: connecting your camera) and the full Stream Server URL for output in webcam.io Optional Step: Embedding the stream into your website. 1.) Set up Twitch Sign up to Twitch, get the stream key and make some basic settings: click on the profile icon in the upper right, go to Settings then Channel and Videos twitch.tv - connect ip camera via webcam.io copy the Primary Stream key from there for later this is optional: enable Disconnect Protection (recommended) Latency Normal should be ok And on the bottom of the page Raids -> Block all raids is recommended, so no random users are sent to your channel on twitch 2.) Set up webcam.io Create a webcam entry in webcam.io of type Live stream: Fill in the URL from step 1 into the Input section. Twitch requires an H.264 encoded video stream for input. Depending on your camera stream, you might need to activate the Transcode options. For H.264 transcoding can stay turned off (default). Then enter the Stream key URL in Output section, in this example: rtmp://live-fra02.twitch.tv/app/THE-TWITCH-STREAMKEY-FROM-STEP-1 (We use Frankfurt, Germany ingest server here (ingest servers), because our datacenter is located near there. We fetch from your camera and then send to twitch, so this connection leg is kept close that way.) 3.) Start streaming By saving the webcam entry (webcam.io), streaming will start within the next 30-60 seconds. The stream status text is shown in the status box in your webcam.io dashboard. To the stream in Twitch, go to the Creator Dashboard in the profile menu in upper right. The Stream Health box shows the bitrate coming in and the Twitch Inspector is very helpful to show connect/disconnect times and more. twitch.tv - connect ip camera via webcam.io You stream should be broadcasting to the public now! \o/ (Go to profile menu -> channel for the public link to your channel)
With Facebook Live, there is a simple to set up and free service to host your IP camera live stream and embed it into your website (and also show it in your facebook timeline). Sign up for our free 7-day trial to try out live streaming for your IP camera. 1.) Get the camera stream URL The video stream URL is usually visible in your camera settings in streaming/video/h.264/RTSP sections. If you cannot find it there, a short google search of you camera model/vendor and ‘RTSP’ or ‘video stream’ should help. H.264 encoding is recommended. MJPEG, MxPEG (Mobotix) also work if transcoding is activated in step 3 later. The URL needs to be accessible from our servers. This probably requires a port forwarding, dynamic dns setup on your side. Or a static IP. 2.) Set up Facebook Add a post of type Live video to your facebook page. Then select connect (instead of the internal webcam) from the page. facebook live - connect ip camera via webcam.io And press Schedule in the lower right. After the new post appears in your timeline, click the Broadcaster Only: Edit Your Details link to go to the stream settings. facebook live - connect ip camera via webcam.io Activate Continuous Live Video in Advanced. facebook live - connect ip camera via webcam.io And then head to Stream Key menu. The stream key data shown here is required for the webcam.io output field. Please keep the page open and open webcam.io in another tab. 3.) Set up webcam.io Create a webcam entry in webcam.io of type Live stream: Fill in the URL from step 1 into the Input section. Facebook requires an H.264 encoded video stream for input. Depending on your camera stream, you might need to activate the Transcode options. For H.264 transcoding can stay turned off (default). Then enter the Stream key URL in Output section as Server URL + Stream Key (from the facebook Stream Key page), so in this example: rtmp://live-api.facebook.com:80/rtmp/586823151663558?ds=1&a=ATgQEgOoEcw7I7Ze optional: Enabling the “Backup Stream” feature might be a good idea, if you camera connection is unreliable or there are downtimes possible. This will keep Facebook from ending the live video on interruptions 4.) Start streaming By saving the webcam entry (webcam.io), streaming will start within the next 30-60 seconds. The stream status text is shown in the status box in your dashboard. Then, head over to facebook again: After a few minutes, the live stream video feed is visible in the still open settings (Basic menu). Important: to embed the livestream later, click on the small wheel in the upper right of the facebook settings now and copy the iframe code from the embed menu to some textfile. This cannot be accessed after the stream went live. If everything is fine, click on Save. You have a working live stream now! Troubleshooting if there are multiple restarting entries in webcam.io dashboard for you camera, it is likely that facebook ended the live stream and webcam.io cannot stream to the output URL any more. Create a new Live video post and update the output URL (key part) in webcam.io. if you click edit post in facebook, do not press finish this will stop your stream.