In this post, i will describe how to publish live stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server. Wirecast is a live video streaming production tool by Telestream. It allows users to create live or on-demand broadcasts for the web. Wirecast supports various sources for capturing such as webcams, ip cameras, NDIs, capture cards etc… We are going to use macbook’s webcam for this post.

Getting Wirecast

Wirecast is not a free software, however there is a 30-day trial version, which could be downloaded from here.

Creating a Live Stream in Ant Media Server

We need to create live stream in Ant Media Server, because we will use this live stream id for publishing stream in Wirecast. In Ant Media Server create a live stream with name: WireCast1 as in the screen:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 1

Live stream will be added to the table, and note the stream id of WireCast1 stream:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 2

Configuring Wirecast

Now we are going to create a live stream in Wirecast and publish it to an output destination which is Ant Media Server in our case.

Step 1: Click +

In Wirecast click the + button in Wirecast as in the screenshot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 3

Step 2: Choose Capture Source

Chose FaceTime as video capture source which is webcam of macbook as in the screenshot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 4

Step 3: Setting up Output Destination

We are going to publish stream to an RTMP url in Ant Media Server. Click Output Settings in the upper menu and choose RTMP Server  and click OK as in the screenshot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 5

Fill the settings using the Stream Id that you noted in previous steps as in the screen shot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 6

Step 4: Start Publishing

Click the right arrow to select the source of video stream as in the screenshot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 7

Start broadcasting live stream by clicking the Start/Stop Broadcasting in the upper menu as in the screenshot:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 8

Step 4: Watch the Live Stream Published by Wirecast using Ant Media Server

Now the live stream is published to Ant Media Server. You will see the status of live stream in Ant Media Server is changed to Broadcasting status:

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 9

Click the play button and watch the live stream:

 

How to Live Stream with Wirecast using Ant Media Server in 4 Easy Steps 10

This completes this tutorial. There is an another tool called OBS which a free streaming software. You could also publish live stream with it. Here is the post that explains how to publish live stream using OBS.

We hope this tutorial will be helpful for you 🙂 please feel free in case you have any question, just send an email (contact at antmedia.io) or contact with us from contact page.

 

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