How to connect vMix encoding software to Wowza Streaming Cloud

vMix software allows you to create professional-quality video productions that combine multiple cameras, videos, audio, web streams, and other elements in your broadcast. It connects easily to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. When you choose vMix as your video source, Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a six-digit connection code that you can use to easily connect vMix to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

Note: vMix 17 or later is required.

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Create a live stream that uses vMix as the video source
Connect vMix to Wowza Streaming Cloud
Test the connection
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Create a live stream that uses vMix as the video source


If you haven't already done so, create a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud that uses vMix as the video source.

  1. Sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud.
     
  2. Click the Live Streams menu, and then click Add Live Stream.

  1. On the Live Stream Setup page, enter a Live Stream Name, choose a Broadcast Location, and then click Next.
     
  2. On the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page, select vMix as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

  1. Specify other video source settings, click Next, and complete the steps to finish creating the live stream.
Note: For more information about live stream settings, see the Help panel on the right side of each page.

Wowza Streaming Cloud creates the live stream and displays the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

Connect vMix to Wowza Streaming Cloud


After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure the vMix to connect to it by using the Wowza Streaming Cloud connection code.

  1. In the Live Streams panel of the Live Streams page of Wowza Streaming Cloud, select the live stream that uses vMix as its video source.
     
  2. On the Overview tab of the live stream detail page, make note of the six-digit Connection Code.

  1. Open the streaming window in vMix.
     
  2. In the Streaming Settings window, for Destination, select Wowza Streaming Cloud.
     
  3. Enter the Connection Code from the Overview tab of your live stream detail page.
     
  4. Configure any other required settings for your live stream. See vMix Help for information on how to configure a stream.

Test the connection


  1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses the vMix as its video source.
     
  2. Click Start Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page.
     
  3. Click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.

Wowza Streaming Cloud opens the stream and connects with vMix.

  1. In vMix, start your video source.
     
  2. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, confirm that the stream is working by looking at the Video Snapshot in the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

The video snapshot displays a frame from the live stream every five seconds. The started date and time appear under the snapshot. Source stream, transcoder, and delivery metrics begin to update.

  1. Click Stop Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the stream in vMix.

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