• How to connect a Telestream Wirecast encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud

    Telestream Wirecast, cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software, can deliver live steams to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. When you choose Telestream as your video source, Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a connection settings file that you can use to easily connect the Wirecast encoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    Note: Telestream Wirecast 6.0 (or later) is required.

    Contents


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


    If you haven't already done so, create a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud that uses the Telestream Wirecast 6 encoder as the video source.

    1. Sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    2. Click the Live Streams menu, and then 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 Telestream as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.



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

    Connect the Telestream Wirecast to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure Wirecast to connect to it by using the XML connection settings file that Wowza Streaming Cloud generated for the live stream.

    1. In the Live Streams panel on the left side of the Live Streams page of the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses Telestream as its video source.

    2. Click the Video Source and Transcoder tab of the live stream detail page.

    3. Under Download Configuration File, click Download.



    4. Copy the downloaded file, telestream.xml, to the computer that has Telestream Wirecast installed.

      Then, in Wirecast, select Wowza Streaming Cloud as the publishing destination.

    5. Click the Stream button above the Preview window.

    6. In the Select an Output Destination dialog box, choose Wowza Streaming Engine for the Destination and then click OK.



    7. In the Output Settings dialog box, click Import Wowza Config, and then navigate to and select the telestream.xml file created by Wowza Streaming Cloud.

      Wirecast imports the Wowza Streaming Cloud settings into the Address and Stream fields.



    8. If you're using authentication in Wowza Streaming Cloud, click Set Credentials, enter your Wowza Streaming Cloud source username and password in the Username and Password fields, and then click OK.

    9. Select an H.264 Encoding preset and then click OK to save your Output Settings.

    10. Configure any other required settings for your broadcast in Wirecast, including adding your live video source to the Shot List. For more information about how to work with shots and layers in Wirecast, see the Wirecast User Guide.

    Test the connection


    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses Telestream Wirecast as its video source.

    2. Click Start 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 the Wirecast encoder.

    4. In Wirecast, start your video source.

    5. 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 5 seconds. The started date and time appear under the snapshot. Source stream, transcoder, and delivery metrics begin to update.



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

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    Originally Published: 02-24-2015.
    Updated: 08-24-2015

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