Broadcasting to Other Services

Broadcasting to Periscope

Broadcasting to Periscope starts in the Destination menu, in the bottom right of the Main Window. Select Periscope. The Periscope Login button will appear at the bottom of the Main Window.

If you’ve never logged into Periscope with Ecamm Live, click Login now. You’ll be greeted with the same options you have to log into Periscope on the web.

Once you’re logged in, you can dive straight in by clicking Go Live, but there are a couple of options you’ll want to check out first.

In the bottom left of the Main Window, you’ll see the words Enter a description… Click the words to enter the description that will display along with your live stream. This description is also important for the Twitter posting option discussed below.

Periscope Preferences

To change Persiscope-specific settings, choose Preferences from the Ecamm Live menu at the top of the screen beside the  menu. Pick Periscope from the tabs at the top of the Preferences window.

Share Broadcast on Twitter

Select this option to have Periscope send a tweet inviting your Twitter followers to join you for your broadcast. The text of the tweet Periscope sends is the description, detailed above, and a link to the stream. If you go live without a description, and with this setting enabled, your tweet will be a Periscope link without description—which on Twitter’s apps and site will show as a video without a description.

Use Secure Connection

This can help if you’re having trouble with your connection to Periscope. Networks typically treat secure connections differently than standard connections. The opposite is also true: if you’re broadcasting with the secure connection and having trouble, you can disable this setting.

View Viewer Comments and Hearts

During broadcasts, any comments, hearts or super hearts your audience makes on your live broadcast will be displayed in the Comments and Reactions window. Additionally, at the top of the Main Window we’ll display a live count of viewers, visible only to you.

Display Comments on Your Broadcast

If you would like to share your viewers’ comments with the audience, you can add individual comments to the broadcast by dragging them from the Comments and Reactions window to the Main Window, or clicking Add to Broadcast under any comment. The comment will become a styled Text Overlay. Read more about your options in the Overlays section.

Ending a Periscope Broadcast

Click Finish or type E to end the broadcast.

Post-broadcast options

After clicking Finish we’ll present you with a message confirming your broadcast has ended, and offer several options for your next steps.

On Periscope, a recording of your Live broadcast is now available as part of your profile, automatically.

View Post - click to reveal the post in your default web browser.

Delete Post - click to remove the post from Periscope. We’ll double-check with you before we destroy it, as there is no undo.

The next two items concern a local recording of your broadcast.

Show File - click to reveal the local video file in your Mac’s Finder.

Send To YouTube - click to send the local video file to your YouTube Account. If you’ve never used the YouTube feature, you’ll be asked to sign in when you press the Send To YouTube button. You’ll then be presented with a form to add information about your upload, and set its visibility options. Once you’ve uploaded, you can close the dialog box or you can click to Go To YouTube to view your upload.

Logging out of Periscope

Ecamm Live will stay logged into Periscope unless you manually log out, or if you remove Ecamm Live from your Periscope Sources. If you’d like to log out of Periscope, with Periscope selected in the Destination menu, go to the Ecamm Live menu at the top of your display, and select Log Out Periscope. In the Main Window, we’ll ask to confirm before logging you out. Click Log Out and it will be so.

Broadcasting to Twitch, Restream.io or Switchboard

Broadcasting to Twitch, Restream.io or Switchboard starts in the Destination menu, in the bottom right of the Main Window. Select the platform. The Login button will appear at the bottom of the Main Window.

If you’ve never logged into the service with Ecamm Live, click Login now. You’ll be greeted with the same options you have to log in on the web.

Once you’re logged in, you can dive straight in by clicking Go Live, but there are a couple of options you’ll want to check out first.

Broadcast Options

There is just one option for Twitch broadcasts. In the bottom left of the Main Window, you’ll see the words Enter a description… Click the words to enter the description that will display along with your live stream.

View Viewer Chat Comments

During Twitch or Restream.io broadcasts, any chat messages your audience makes on your live broadcast will be displayed in the Comments and Reactions window. Additionally, at the top of the Main Window we’ll display a live count of viewers, visible only to you.

Ending a Broadcast

Click Finish or type E to end the broadcast.

Post-broadcast options

After clicking Finish we’ll present you with a message confirming your broadcast has ended, and offer two other options for your next steps.

Show File - click to reveal the local video file in your Mac’s Finder.

Send To YouTube - click to send the local video file to your YouTube Account. If you’ve never used the YouTube feature, you’ll be asked to sign in when you press the Send To YouTube button. You’ll then be presented with a form to add information about your upload, and set its visibility options. Once you’ve uploaded, you can close the dialog box or you can click to Go To YouTube to view your upload.

Logging out of Twitch, Restream.io or Switchboard

Ecamm Live will stay logged in unless you manually log out, or if you remove Ecamm Live from the platform’s connected apps. If you’d like to log out, with Destination selected in the Destination menu, go to the Ecamm Live menu at the top of your display, and select Log Out.

Using a Stream Key

Ecamm Live can produce broadcasts on many live streaming services that support the Real-time Messaging Protocol, more commonly known as RTMP. Services that use RTMP include Wowza and Crowdcast.

To start streaming to a RTMP-capable service, you’ll need two pieces of information:

  • Server URL — this will look like a web address, except it will say rtmp:// or rtmps:// at the beginning.
  • Stream Key — this is like a password, so that Ecamm Live can establish a connection with the address and allowing it to accept your video

Every service is a little different with regard to finding this information. To connect to your service, in the bottom right corner of the Main Window, select Custom Stream Key from the Destination menu. A sheet will appear to accept your Server URL and Stream Key.

Note: Certain features of Ecamm Live—such as Comments and Reactions, and Scheduled Live broadcasts—are not available while streaming to RTMP services.

Stream Key Login and Password

Rarely, some RTMP services may require a login and password. (Dacast is one example.) Use the Provide Login and Password checkbox to add this.

Broadcast to Wowza with an RTMP Stream Key

If you need to broadcast to Wowza Streaming Cloud, there are a few extra steps to set up your stream on Wowza’s site. We have instructions to walk you through Streaming to Wowza Streaming Cloud available to guide you.