June 11, 2019

Streaming from Larix Broadcaster to Facebook Live

Facebook Live became extremely popular lately and many users of Larix Broadcaster for Android and iOS and Larix Screencaster for Android also started publishing live to Facebook. We get questions about correct setup of Larix products so this brief instruction explains this process.

When you set up Facebook Live transmission on Facebook setup page, you get these settings:

URL: rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/
Key: 1310310017654321?s_bl=0&s_sw=0&s_vt=api-s&a=Abw47R4F21234567
Larix uses single line for target URL setup so just need to use URL+Key as your connection URL, like this one:
rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/1310310017654321?s_bl=0&s_sw=0&s_vt=api-s&a=Abw47R4F21234567

Notice rtmps:// prefix and port 443 - Facebook now requires to use RTMP over SSL for live streaming. Our products have full support for it.

From Larix UI perspective the setup is performed with the following steps. We assume you've installed Larix using links from this web page.

Open the app and click on gear icon to see the main menu. Go to Connections then click on New connection menu.



It will open a new connection dialog. Enter any descriptive name for a new connection and then insert your connection URL.


Once you save changes, a new connection will appear in connections list. To use this new connection for further streaming, just click on its respective checkbox.


Once you get on the main video preview screen, you can tap on big red circle to start streaming.

This setup is applicable to Larix Broadcaster for both Android and iOS, as well as to Larix Screencaster for Android.

Visit our documentation reference page for more Larix setup information.

If you have questions regarding Larix Broadcaster or other mobile products, please contact us via our helpdesk.

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11 comments:

  1. hi im getting errors on fcebook live stream connection failure ive copied url and key together as above

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    1. I see you've contacted us, let's discuss there.

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    2. Same here. I have copied che url and key and it doesn't work (using iOS app)

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    3. Make sure you copy URL and key correctly. Make sure you've set up streaming on Facebook side correctly.

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    4. How can you set up streaming on Facebook side?

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    5. Hello, I'm experiencing the same problem, 'Facebook: Unknown connection error, retrying in 3 seconds' Can anyone help?

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    6. Please refer to Facebook docs regarding setup details.

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  2. Getting error msg - connection failure

    Had used the below url + key
    rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/1310310017654321?s_bl=0&s_sw=0&s_vt=api-s&a=Abw47R4F21234567

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    1. It shows that it's an authentication failure, please check your stream settings.

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  3. Hello can you explain what is multi-camera capture one Larix app I use iPhone and I see this option just don’t really know what it does! Is it like let’s say I select side by side video does that mean when I broadcast it will broadcast two videos side by side? As for picture in picture what does that do also? Thank you!

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    1. Multi-camera capture is supported on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPad Pro (3rd generation) and later devices. It allows using front and rear camera simultaneously as picture-in-picture and as side-by-side image.
      If you have any questions about our products please post them to our helpdesk: https://wmspanel.com/help

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