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Streaming RTMP with Embedded

Our Streaming feature allows for you to share your meeting feed to an external service like YouTube or Twitch via RTMP.

Create a streaming meeting with the API

Create a meeting with streaming set up for others to use, such as a teacher or an event organizer. The stream is fixed and can not be changed inside the room afterward.
When creating a meeting via our API, you can pass your platforms RTMP URL and include the stream key separated by a forward slash. Then specify how you'd like the stream to begin. "Automatic", "Manual", or "Prompt" by including an in room message to the host.
You'll have these same options when creating a meeting via our dashboard.

Obtaining Streaming info

If you haven't streamed before, in order to access your stream key on YouTube you must go through the initial stream setup which includes a 24 hour account processing period.
Your stream key and URL can then be located under the "Stream Settings" once you've completed the initial setup. Google has documentation on this topic in their article "Manage live stream settings".
You can obtain a stream key from the "Stream" section of the Twitch creator dashboard. For more information you can visit Twitch's Support Center.
  1. 1.
    Log into your Twitch account
  2. 2.
    Click on your profile icon in the top right and navigate to "Creator Dashboard"
  3. 3.
    On the left side of the screen select Settings->Stream
  4. 4.
    The stream key is located at the very top of the page
You can enter your stream key as part of the broadcast URL. Twitch provides additional insight on choosing a broadcast URL in their support documentation.
For in depth instructions on how to do live via Facebook, we recommend reviewing their support article "How do I go live on Facebook".
You'll get started by creating a live stream, create a key, then copy and paste the server URL and key into Whereby.
Going live on Vimeo does require a paid Vimeo Premium or Vimeo Enterprise membership. You can view their plans and pricing on their website.
Vimeo provides an in depth guide on creating a live event and setting up RTMP connections in their support document "Create and go live to an event". During the process they provide a link and stream key that you can copy and use in Whereby.
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