Flussonic Media Server documentation

The publication from OBS Studio in Flussonic Media Server

The publication from OBS Studio in Flussonic Media Server Anchor Anchor x2

Using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), you can publish a stream from your computer to Flussonic Media Server.

This can be used for streaming games, webinars and any other broadcasts from a computer to the Internet.

For example, stream to social networks.

Content:

Publish to Static Stream in Flussonic Media Server Anchor Anchor x2

Configuration via the configuration file

In Flussonic Media Server, it's enough to create a stream without sources and indicate that you allow the publication in it.

In the configuration file /etc/flussonic/flussonic.conf to list the stream:

stream published {
  publish_enabled;
}

To apply the settings, run:

/etc/init.d/flussonic reload

Read more in an article «Publishing video to the server».

Configuration via the administrative interface

In the administrative interface, create a stream: Media > Stream > add.

Fill Stream name and click create.

OBS Studio

Open the created stream and go to the tab Input. In Published input section, click accept.

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Press save to apply settings

Static streaming from OBS Studio Anchor Anchor x2

Download and install OBS Studio. Open the program and go to settings.

Open the menu Stream:

  • Stream Type: Custom Streaming Server
  • URL: rtmp://flussonic-ip/published
  • Stream Key: leave empty

Where published is the name of your stream.

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Press OK to save.

Publication by dynamic name in Flussonic Media Server Anchor Anchor x2

If you don't know in advance what name the published stream will have, or there may be many streams, you can specify the publication prefix:

Configuration via the configuration file

In the configuration file /etc/flussonic/flussonic.conf to list the stream:

live chats {
}

To apply the settings, run:

/etc/init.d/flussonic reload

Read more in an article «Publishing video to the server».

Configuration via the administrative interface

To set up through Flussonic Media server administration interface, go to Media tab, scroll down to Publish locations and click add.

After that, enter prefix and save the configuration. The prefix must be unique and may contain Latin characters, digits, underscore, and /. It is strongly recommended to avoid using other characters, which various applications may perceive as operators. Flussonic Media Server has no naming limitations unto itself.

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The publishing prefix is created.

Broadcast dynamic stream of OBS Studio Anchor Anchor x2

Download and install OBS Studio. Open the program and go to settings.

Open the menu Stream:

  • Stream Type: Custom Streaming Server
  • URL: rtmp://flussonic-ip/chats/tempname
  • Stream Key: leave empty

Where chats is the name of the prefix. What comes after chats depends on the client. However it is important that Flussonic Media Server will not know in advance what it will be.

Press OK to save.

In the main OBS Studio window, click Start Streaming.

The broadcast has already started and you can watch it in the administrative interface of Flussonic Media Server.

For now it's just a black screen.

Stop the streaming and configure OBS Server.

Configuring OBS Studio Anchor Anchor x2

Open OBS Studio main window and create a scene. For example, «Stub», «Live», «Break», «End».

Important! The OBS Studio all the scenes and sources of the general. They can not have the same name. If you called the source «Live Broadcast», then you can not call the same scene.

In each scene you can add different sources of broadcasts. The sources can be a whole screen, or a separate open window. For example, a running application, a browser or even a separate browser tab. At any place on the screen, you can display text, a media source or stream from a webcam.

You can change the order of the sources by dragging them along the list or using the up and down arrow buttons.

The source, which is located higher in the list, will be a priority and hides the ones below it.

You can turn on and off the sources during the broadcast.

Example of setting display capture:

When the source is selected in the list, you see a red frame around it.

This is a bounding box that can be used to move sources when previewing.

You can enlarge or reduce the frame.

Hotkeys that are available when previewing to change the position and size of the source:

  • Press the «Ctrl», to disable the binding source / border.
  • Press the «Alt» and drag the bounding box to trim.
  • «Ctrl + Alt» — fit to fit the screen.
  • «Ctrl + S» — stretch to full screen.
  • «Ctrl + D» — to place on the center of the screen.
  • «Ctrl + R» — size / source position reset.

In the menu Mixer, the volume of the connected audio channels is adjusted.

In the menu Scene Transitions you can choose how switching between scenes will occur: fade or cut (sudden switching).