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RTMP Ingest – What’s this new ManyCam feature and how can you use it?

Nov 29, 2018
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Quality is crucial when it comes to live video. Whether you do live streams, video calls or conferences, having the best possible video quality is paramount to achieving better outcomes. With that in mind, ManyCam has launched the RTMP Ingest feature to help the user connect high-quality equipment to their favorite live streaming platforms and video calling apps.

In this blog post, we’ll cover what is RTMP ingest and give you a step-by-step guide to help you use this new feature.  

RTMP Ingest – What is it?

RTMP Ingest is a new video source option available in ManyCam, which allows users to add external encoders and any stream key as their video sources. In other words, if your live streaming equipment provides you with the RTMP info necessary, you can add it as your video source to ManyCam and then broadcast it to other platforms or connect to video calling apps.

This input source gives you way more freedom when it comes to your live streaming setup. So, if you have professional equipment or external encoders and want to make a high-quality video call, you can send the RTMP stream through ManyCam and select ManyCam as your source on your video calling platform.

If you haven’t yet, download ManyCam for free here!

A step-by-step guide to using the RTMP Ingest feature

Step 1

In the presets panel, you will need to add a new video source. To do so, click on the “+” icon, just like in the screenshot below.

Step 1 - RTMP Ingest

Step 2

Once you’ve clicked on that button, you’ll see all the possible video sources you can add to your live stream or video call. Go ahead and select RTMP Server.

Step 2 - RTMP Ingest

Step 3

Then, to establish the connection, you’ll need to insert the information necessary, which is:

  • A name to your stream
  • IP address that will be your input
  • Port
  • Stream key

Check out the image below for guided instructions, then hit “Save.”

Step 3 - RTMP Ingest

Step 4

When your setup is complete, you can click on the stream to select as your source. The best part is, you’ll only need to set this up once. After that, it will always show up as an option.

Step 4 - RTMP Ingest

Step 5

The feed will show up on ManyCam as soon as the connection is completed. Then you can start streaming to other platforms or servers.

Step 5 - RTMP Ingest

If this option doesn’t show up on your ManyCam yet, download the latest version here.

The RTMP Input source can help you take advantage of the equipment you have to create professional live videos and make high-quality your video calls. The ability to connect external encoders through RTMP servers open up a wide range of possibilities when it comes to creating live videos.

The ManyCam team is super excited about this new feature. So, give it a try today and let us know what you think.

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