Supported Encoders

vMix

ScaleEngine is fully integrated with vMix (Windows only), which connects to your ScaleEngine account to get stream names and URLs.

From the vMix interface, select ScaleEngine as the destination, then log in with the same credentials you use to log into the control panel.

Once you are logged in, use the Streaming Settings icon in vMix to choose your stream.

Select the stream name you want in the interface, and you're all set up.

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OBS

Open Broadcaster Software is a good free encoder. It runs on Windows, Linux and OSX.

To stream, from the Settings Panel, put the encoder connection URL from the control panel into the "URL" field, and the stream name (found at the top of the stream manage page) into the "Stream key" field.

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FMLE

Flash Media Live Encoder (Windows and Mac) is unmaintained and does not have a lot of features, but works well. It's been surpassed by OBS, but people still use it.

To stream, put the encoder connection URL from the control panel into the "FMS" field, and the stream name (found at the top of the stream manage page) into the "Stream" field.

FFMpeg

FFMpeg is the software that many encoders use "under the hood", and it can also be used directly to send a stream.

To stream with ffmpeg to ScaleEngine, append the stream name to the end of the rtmp url, separated by a "/". Make sure you're sending h.264 video with -c:v libx264 and aac audio.

For an account named example, with a stream named 'stream1', the line would look like:

ffmpeg -re -i input_stream -c:v libx264 -c:a aac -strict -2 -f flv 'rtmp://example-origin.secdn.net/example-origin/live?user=example_1&pass=$2a$10$rlZ7pPV1DKN63xj0JMfdueyHcaQM0%2f7P2bVAkvvjFi.ZCOfZU%2fYfC/stream1'

Add whatever flags you need to be able to set the bitrate and any other desired parameters If your source stream is already h.264, you can copy the video codec:

-c:v copy

Teradek

Teradeks work perfectly with us, specifically Vidiu and Cube.

The Teradek Vidiu needs a "Stream URL" and a "Stream Name". ScaleEngine provides all of this in our Control Panel. The Stream URL is your "Encoder connection URL", such as:

rtmp://example-origin.secdn.net/example-origin/live?user=name&pass=word

Note that you do not need to use a password at all unless you select to have it on. You will need to restart the Vidiu once you make these changes. It will go live when it reboots.

Wowza GoCoder

To stream to your ScaleEngine account, press the round logo at the top right of the app screen, then select "Streaming Engine".

You will see the small form below.

Under "Host", set the server to the hostname portion of the URL, which will look like "username-origin.secdn.net". Leave the port set to 1935.

Under application, set the "Application" field to be both the application and instance separated by a "/". This will look like "username-origin/live". Set the Stream name.

Under source authentication, make sure both fields are blank. In the stream manage page of the control panel, make sure under "Publisher Settings", "Enable Authentication" is set to "Disable".

Then configure your streaming settings, like output bitrate and video size, click the big red button in the bottom right, and you'll be streaming.

The GoCoder app is a great way to stream to ScaleEngine from a mobile device. When this stream is set to be highest priority on your switchboard you will be able to "go Live" instantly!

See our Push Publish article for a more in-depth description of the RTMP URL format.

Extron

To set up your Extron to stream to ScaleEngine, please refer to the manual for your model for how to set up an RTMP push. Make sure your encoding settings are set to h.264 video and AAC audio @ 44.1kHz

The Extron asks for a server url and a stream name/key. The server URL can be found as "Encoder connection URL" on the stream manage page in the control panel, and the stream name is the name at the top of the manage page.

Make sure you leave the username and password fields blank (passwords are encoded in the URL), and the port should be set to 1935. We do support backup origins. Contact us for more information.

If you have an older Extron encoder that cannot do RTMP, we can still suport it by setting up a special RTP ingest point. Please Contact us, and we'll be happy to get you set up.

VidBlasterX

ScaleEngine is fully integrated with VidblasterX (Windows only), which connects to your ScaleEngine account to get stream names and URLs.

In VidblasterX, right click your Streamer module, and open Settings. Enter your control panel Username and Password, and Vidblaster will get the list of available streams.

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XVC

XVC Encoders are fully compatible as RTMP encoders to ScaleEngine origins.