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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is an audio/video mixing application that facilitates live broadcasts and video recordings. 

EZWebPlayer built its live streaming module around common streaming apps like ManyCam, OBS, XSplit and Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE). But, if you wish to use a different encoder, our open source pathway should fit most if not all encoders.

We have found that Open Broadcaster Software also works with EZWebPlayer. This article handles setting up and using Open Broadcaster Software.

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Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. https://obsproject.com/index

Download / Install Open Broadcaster Software

Step 1. To download the Open Broadcaster Software application, open your web browser and navigate to https://obsproject.com/, then select to download it depending on your OS (OS = Operating System, i.e.; Windows, Mac, etc).

Step 2. Select where you want this application's .exe file to be saved on your computer, then press the save button.

Step 2. Select where you want this application's .exe file to be saved on your computer then press the save button.

Step 3. Once it is finished downloading, you will want to open the .exe file to run the install process. In the Chrome browser once a recent download is finished it shows up as a clickable icon in the lower left corner of the browser like in the image below allowing you to open it on the fly. If you do not see this clickable button for your recent download, then navigate to the folder where you saved the .exe file and open it from there.

Step 3. Once it is finished downloading, you will want to open the .exe file to run the install process. In the Chrome browser once a recent download is finished it shows up as a clickable icon in the lower left corner of the browser like in the image below allowing you to open it on the fly. If you do not see this clickable button for your recent download, then navigate to the folder where you saved the .exe file and open it from there.

Step 4. Click Next.

Step 4. Click Next.

Step 5. Click I Agree.

Step 5. Click I Agree.

Step 6. Let the new application install.

Step 6. Let the new application install.

Step 7. Make sure that "Run Open Broadcaster Software" is selected and click Finish.

Step 6. Let the new application install.

Step 8. Open Broadcaster Software should now be open and ready for use.

Step 8. Open Broadcaster Software should now be open and ready for use.

Attaching an EZWebPlayer Live Streaming Player to Open Broadcaster Software

Step 1. To attach your EZWebPlayer Live Stream to Open Broadcaster Software, click on Settings/Settings.

Step 2. Select the Broadcast Settings option in the left sidebar navigation. Follow Step 3 then click OK.

Step 2. Select the Broadcast Settings option in the left sidebar navigation. Follow Step 3 then click OK.

Step 3. You will want to log into your EZWebPlayer account and click on the header navigation's VIDEOS page, then click on your players Settings option. You can find your stream's settings on the Video Details tab in the Advanced Options subsection. You will want to Attach your;

  • Flash Media Server (FMS) URL to FMS URL found in the image for Step 2.

  • Flash Media Server (FMS) Stream Name to Play Path/Stream Key (in any) found in the image for Step 2.

Step 4. You should now have Open Broadcaster Software set up to stream to your EZWebPlayer Live Streaming Player. You can now Add Scenes and Sources to your scenes within Open Broadcaster Software and click Star Streaming to run your stream.

Step 4. You should now have Open Broadcaster Software set up to stream to your EZWebPlayer Live Streaming Player. You can now Add Scenes and Sources to your scenes within Open Broadcaster Software and click Star Streaming to run your stream.

Step 5. Shown below is a sample live stream. We have a sample Scene with a web cam as the scene's Source and it is pushing the stream to my EZWebPlayer Live Streaming Player. Step 5. Shown below is a sample live stream. We have a sample Scene with a web cam as the scene's Source and it is pushing the stream to my EZWebPlayer Live Streaming Player.

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