The recommended go-live workflow is to create, publish, and manage broadcasts from Wowza ClearCaster™ Manager. However, you can also create and publish Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts directly from Facebook. This article describes how to Go Live from Facebook.
- For more information about creating and managing broadcasts from Wowza ClearCaster Manager, see Create a Wowza ClearCaster Live Stream for Facebook Live.
- The Facebook user interface changes frequently. For the latest information, see Facebook's documentation on how to Go Live or schedule a Live broadcast post.
- If a broadcast is created directly in Facebook (facebook.com/live/create), some fields can't be edited in Wowza ClearCaster Manager.
- If you'd like to configure redundancy for a broadcast created directly in Facebook (facebook.com/live/create), your Facebook account must have special permissions. Contact Wowza Support for assistance.
Video tutorial: Go Live from Facebook
Create and publish a broadcast from Facebook
- Go to facebook.com/live/create.
- Click Create Live Stream.
- On the Post tab, choose where you want the broadcast to appear: your Timeline, a Group, an Event, or a Page you manage.
If you chose to post the live stream to your Timeline, you can choose the audience: Public, Friends, Friends Except, Specific Friends, Only Me, or Custom.
- Select the option to use a Paired Encoder.
Then on the Settings tab, in the Paired Encoders list, select the ClearCaster device that you'll use to deliver the live stream.
After you select the ClearCaster in the Paired Encoders list, you can preview the video in the Talent View monitor connected to the ClearCaster or on the Facebook Live webpage. It may take a few seconds before the preview video is created.
- When you're ready, click Go Live to start the live stream.
After you Go Live, you can verify the broadcast connection status on the ClearCaster device front panel or monitor the broadcast statistics and status in Wowza ClearCaster Manager.
- After the live event is finished, finish the live stream.
- Your viewers can send comments, emojis, and reactions during the broadcast. You can view this information in the Talent View monitor connected to the ClearCaster but you can only respond to your viewers from the Facebook Live streaming broadcast page.
- For details about the statistics that are available during the broadcast, see Monitor Wowza ClearCaster live stream health.