Connect vMix encoding software to Wowza Video Legacy

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 Video™ service. When you choose vMix as your video source, Wowza Video generates a six-digit connection code that you can use to easily connect vMix to Wowza Video.

To learn about other live stream settings you might see in the user interface, see Live Stream Setup page in Wowza Video.

Note: vMix 17 or later is required.

1. Create a live stream that uses vMix as the video source

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

  1. Sign in to Wowza Video.
  2. Click Add Live Stream.
  3. On the Live Stream Setup page, enter a Live Stream Name, choose a Broadcast Location, and then click Next.
  4. On the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page, select vMix as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Video.
  5. Specify other video source settings, click Next, and complete the steps to finish creating the live stream.

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

2. Connect vMix to Wowza Video

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

  1. On the Live Streams page of Wowza Video, 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. Click Start Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page.
  2. Click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.
  3. Open the streaming window in vMix.
  4. In the Streaming Settings window, for Destination, select Wowza Video.
  5. Enter the Connection Code from the Overview tab of your live stream detail page.
    Note: You must start the live stream in Wowza Video for vMix to accept the connection code.
  6. Configure any other required settings for your live stream. See vMix Help for information on how to configure a stream.
  7. Start your video source in vMix.

3. Test the connection

  1. In the Wowza Video web manager, confirm that the live stream is playing by looking at the Video Preview in the Overview tab of the Live Stream Details page.

    The video preview displays a frame from the live stream every 5 seconds. The started date and time appear under the preview. 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.

    Note: If you configure a camera or encoder to push video to the Wowza Video service, it may take up to 10 seconds once the live stream or transcoder has started for the encoder to connect. This is due to DNS lookup of the host server's IP address. For a more immediate connection, in the encoder settings, use the IP address that's visible in Wowza Video after the live stream or transcoder has started. See Speed up the connection to a transcoder in Wowza Video for more information.

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