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Title: How to: Live Stream PC Video Games and Desktop Presentations with NetroMedia
Solution Number: 00000842 Type: Technical
Solution Details:

How to: Live Stream PC Video Games and Desktop Presentations with NetroMedia

 

Purpose:

In this article, we will explain the methods that you can use to stream video games and other desktop applications with NetroMedia Streaming services. It will only contain the basics and you will need to refer to the software manufacturer to get more advanced details. The encoder software that we will be covering on this FAQ are: Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2, Open Broadcaster Software, Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 free version and Wirecast 5.0

 

Important: Before you proceed to start streaming video games, we encourage you the read the Legal Video Policy of the brand you are looking to stream your videos.

Here is a small list that we have gathered for you:

  

 

With Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2

By default, with Adobe Media Encoder you don’t have any included options to stream your desktop screen so you will need to install additional software to your Windows PC.  

 

Step 1. Proceed to download and install Flash Media Live Encoder: Download Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2

 

Step 2. Install the additional software that you will be using. Below are a few screenshots of how they should look like on the Adobe Flash Media encoder.

 

Option 1 UScreenCapture (Windows Only) –Select “UScreenCapture” under Device Select Menu. You can make your changes for the encoder directly by clicking on the wrench located on the encoder. 

 

 

Option 2 - VHScreen Capture (Windows Only) –Select “VHScrCap” under Device Select Menu.

 

 

 

To make you changes, you will need to open the Configure VHScrCap.

 

 

 

Option 3Manycam (Windows and Mac OS) –Select “ManyCam Virtual Webcam” under Device Select Menu.

Note: When installing this application, you might get additional software that you might not want during the installation wizard.

 

 

To make the required changes, you will to Open ManyCam from the Star menu. Right click to get to the Desktop option.

 

Step 3. To now configure your encoder with our streaming servers please refer to the following FAQ: Broadcast Live using Flash (How to set up your encoder)

 

 

 

 

With Open Broadcaster Software

With OBS, you don’t need to use any additional software as it already comes with a feature to be able to stream your desktop. Configuring OBS is really simple.

 

Step 1. Proceed to download and install Open Broadcaster from the following link: Download OBS

 

Step 2. Create your Scene or use the one already created for you.

 

Step 3. Add source Game Capture Source.

 

 

 

Step 4. In Game Capture properties, select the window for the game or application you wish to stream.

 

 

Step 5. Go to the following article to get more information on how you can configure the OBS to stream with NetroMedia: How to: Stream Flash using Open Broadcaster

 

 

 

 

With Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 free version

This version of Expression encoder is limited to live broadcast your desktop. You will need to download additional software or purchase the Pro version from Microsoft.

 

Step 1. Proceed to download and install Microsoft Expression: Download Microsoft Expression 4

 

Step 2. Open Microsoft Expression Encoder4 and Select “Live Broadcasting Project”.

 

Step 3. Install the additional software that you will be using. Below are a few screenshots of how they should look like on Microsoft Expression Encoder 4. You might need to restart the encoder after the additional software installation.

 

Option 1 - UScreenCapture –On the encoder, select “Add a Live Source” link. Select “UScreenCapture” Video Device field. You can make your changes for the screen capture software by clicking on the “Configure’button.

 

 

Option 2 - VHScreen Capture –On the encoder, select “Add a Live Source” link. Select “VHScrCap” Video Device field.

 

 

 

To make you changes, you will need to open the "Configure VHScrCap".

 

 

 

Option 3 - Manycam –On the encoder, select “Add a Live Source” link. Select “ManyCam Virtual Webcam” Video Device field.

Note: When installing this application, you might get additional software that you might not want during the installation wizard.

 

To make the required changes, you will to Open ManyCam from the Star menu. Right click to get to the Desktop option.

 

 

Step 4. For more information on how you can configure your encoder to stream with Netromedia, please refer to the following article for more information: How to: Configure Microsoft Expression Encoder

 

 

 

With Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 PRO

With Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 you don’t need to have an extra application installed as the Pro version come with a Screen Capture Source integrated.

 

Step 1. On the encoder, select “Add a Live Source” link. Select “Screen Capture Source” Video Device field.

 

 

Step 2. For more information on how you can configure your encoder to stream with Netromedia, please refer to the following article for more information: How to: Configure Microsoft Expression Encoder

 

 

 

 

With Wirecast 5.0

Wirecast has a default desktop capturer that you can use so there is no need to install any extra applications for this. Unfortunately, you will need to purchase the software to be able to remove the water mark on the video.

 

Step 1. Proceed to download and install Wirecast to your computer: Download Wirecast

 

Step 2. Open the encoder and click on the “+” to select “New Local Desktop Presenter”.

 

 

 

Step 3. Proceed to make your required changes in the settings and click on Save Settings when you are done.

 

 

Step 4. To configure your encoder with NetroMedia servers, please refer to the following links:

For more information on the Wirecast Presenter, please refer to the following link: Wirecast Knowledge Base (Wirecast 5, Source Configuration, Remote/Local Desktop Presenter)

 

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