HOW TO STREAM

Requirements

Account on Spect8 LIVE as an Creator

If you want to stream on Spect8 LIVE, you have to register as a Spect8 user before upgrading to a free “Creator Account”. All you need to do is to follow our registration process and sign up with our payment provider Stripe. This enables a centralized process automatically taking care of all necessary transitions.

 

The connection between recording hardware source and computer

The video and audio signals you would like to stream must be sent to your streaming device via a mixer or similar device.

Let’s get you started.

1. Choose a Streaming Software

If you don’t have a streaming program already, please choose, download and install streaming software on your computer. There are many different streaming softwares available. We recommend OBS Studio, because it is free and easy to use: https://obsproject.com/de/download

 

2. Add Media Sources

After you installed your streaming software, you need to add your media sources. Add all the audio and video sources you want your audience to see and hear to your streaming software. Texts and graphics can be shown as well.

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3. Adjust Settings

Let’s make sure that all the information you want to share with your audience is set up correctly. Your internet connection used while streaming is very important for the upcoming values.

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x264 Specifications

1080p 30fps

Video
Resolution: 1920×1080

Framerate: 30 fps

Bitrate: 4000 kbps

Rate Control: CBR

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

Profile: main or high

CPU Usage Preset: medium / fast / faster / veryfast
Audio
Sample Rate:  48 kHz
Channels: Stereo
Audio Bitrate: 192 Kbps

720p 30fps

Video
Resolution: 1280×720

Framerate: 30 fps

Bitrate: 3000 kbps

Rate Control: CBR

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

Profile: main or high

CPU Usage Preset: medium / fast / faster / veryfast
Audio
Sample Rate:  48 kHz
Channels: Stereo
Audio Bitrate: 192 Kbps

NVIDIA NVENC Specifications

1080p 30fps

Video

Resolution: 1920×1080

Framerate: 30 fps

Bitrate: 4000 kbps

Rate Control: CBR

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

B-frames: 2

Preset: Quality

Audio
Sample Rate:  48 kHz
Channels: Stereo
Audio Bitrate: 192 Kbps

720p 30fps

Video
Resolution: 1280×720

Framerate: 30 fps

Bitrate: 3000 kbps

Rate Control: CBR

Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds

B-frames: 2

Preset: Quality
Audio
Sample Rate:  48 kHz
Channels: Stereo
Audio Bitrate: 192 Kbps

4. Connect Server

To connect your streaming software to Spect8 LIVE, you need two pieces of information: Server URL and Streaming Key. Please don’t share this information with others. Your streaming key and server URL can be found in the stream manager of the event you would like to stream. If you want to test your stream prior to the event, please use the server URL and streaming key listed in the “Stream Test” (link) section.

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5. Start Streaming

As soon as you start streaming with your software, you will automatically stream on Spect8 LIVE after a few seconds.

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Test your stream

Minimize errors – maximize fun

To make the show look and sound the way you want, we strongly recommend to test your stream beforehand. To minimize possible errors or malfunctions during the live event, you can always test your stream on Spect8 LIVE. In your Creator Studio you will find the “Stream Test” tab. Enter the streaming data into your broadcasting software and see if everything works.

Let the entertainment begin.

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We hope we could show you how to stream. 
You can also take a look at our FAQs at https://www.spect8.live/.