Guide to streaming terminology on the event platform

Some information to help you understand the nature of streaming.

What is a streaming key?

A streaming key is a code used to identify a source of audio/video streaming, in order to show the stream in a website or software over the web.

What is a streaming URL?

A streaming URL is your unique web address that directs your broadcast to a live streaming service such as YouTube or Twitch.

Why do I need a streaming key and URL?

You will need a streaming key and URL for the event platform in order to be able to stream or record your session live. Both are located on the admin panel and can be copied and pasted into your chosen video streaming service under the custom selection.

Never give your stream key to someone else. This will give them the ability to broadcast anything using your channel, so make sure you keep this information private.

What tools can I use to create my stream?

You can stream with any platform which supports RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). The RTMP specification is a streaming protocol initially designed for the transmission of audio, video, and other data between a dedicated streaming server and the event portal. 

Many software platforms exist that support RTMP streaming such as OBS and Xsplit, however, there are some which require a paid subscription to their services that allow Custom RTMP to be used when streaming. 

Here are a few suggestions from us on what you can use;

Our recommended streaming tools can be found here.

What is RTMP?

RTMP, or Real-Time Messaging Protocol, is a protocol that allows the streaming of video, audio, and data over the internet. 

Platforms like Twitch and Youtube have their own RTMPs in order to stream to their services, which is why you are likely to find those specific options when choosing from a list on where to stream onto with stream software like OBS and Streamyard.

How do I stream to event platform?

Please see our guides to Zoom and OBS:

Zoom

OBS