What is RTMP?
RTMP, or Real Time Messaging Protocol, is a type of video encoding that makes video streaming possible.
RTMP transmits video files from an encoder to an online hosting platform with minimal buffering to process your data for you.
The encoder is like your backstage, an example of that is OBS or Wirecast, and the online hosting platform is your stage where the broadcast will be seen by your audience, In this case, your online hosting platform is Accelevents.
How Does RTMP Work?
RTMP works with a simple protocol request from the client to the encoder. Once a connection is established, then the stream will start!
In simple terms, a code or a link coming from an online hosting platform like Accelevents has to be inserted into the encoder's settings to make the two applications work together!
Live Streaming Through RTMP using Switcher Studio
To use Switcher Studio to stream to Accelevents, simply select Accelevents as the Stream Provider and then select the RTMP option.
Setup your Session:
Go to Sessions & Speakers
Create a Session
Click the Broadcasting tab
Select Accelevents RTMP as a Stream Provider
Copy the information available on Streaming Key
On your Switcher Studio Account:
Log in to your Switcher Studio account.
Click Custom RTMP
Click Add Channel
Enter a name for the custom channel
Paste the Stream Key that you copied from your Accelevents session
For Server, paste in the RTMP URL provided in your admin console:
or alternatively, you can use the RTMP URL below (if the first one is not working)
Click Speed Test to run a speed test.
Once you're done, exit the RTMP Channel
If everything was done correctly, you should be able to view the broadest through the Preview button in your admin console, and if the session is live it will be displayed on your session in the virtual event hub.