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How to Stream Camera Feed to Facebook Live

Description

This article will cover how to stream the RTSP feed of a Dahua camera to Facebook Live

Prerequisites

  • Dahua IP Camera Online
  • RTSP Port Open
  • Facebook Account
  • PC or Mac

Step by Step Instructions

1. Navigate to https://obsproject.com/download and select "Download" for your platform (PC or Mac) to download the OBS software.

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2. After downloading and installing the OBS software, open it up.
Select "+ Add" under Sources.

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3. Select "Media Source" from the menu.

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4. Select "Create New" to create a new source and enter the name of the source in the field below.
Select "OK".

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5. Uncheck the "Local File" check box.
In the "Input" field, enter the RTSP feed of your camera in this format:
rtsp://[username]:[password]@[IP/Domain Address]:[HTTP Port]/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=1
Select "OK".

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6. You will see a live stream of your camera's feed in the preview window. Select "Settings".

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7. Select "Stream" from the list on the left side.
Select the "Service" drop-down menu.

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8. Select "Facebook Live" from the list of options.

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9. Navigate to Facebook in your browser, log in, and select the "Live Video" post option.

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10. Select "Connect" at the top. Then select "Settings" on the top right.

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11. Select "Live Video" to expand the live video settings. Check the box next to "Publish this as a continuous live video".

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12. Copy the text from the "Stream Key" field.

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13. Back in the OBS Settings window, paste the Stream Key you copied from Facebook into the "Stream Key" field.
Select "Apply".

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14. Select "Start Streaming".

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15. Back in your Facebook Live post, it should automatically switch from the Stream Key settings to "Fetching video stream..."

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16. You should see a live preview of your video stream. If the video stream looks good, finish adding a description, Title, and any other information you want to include.
Select "Go Live" to publish the live stream to Facebook Live.

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