Guides and Tutorials in Text and Video form

Use two or more Instances of OBS

While Jim is re-writing OBS to probably sooner or later simplify the whole process, we can already use OBS(1) to stream to two locations or stream and record at the same time. In contrast to my “How to easily stream to two or more locations?” guide we will use OBS, two instances (or more if wanted) and have the advantage...

Fake connect a Monitor

In some cases you might not be able to physically setup a second Monitor, or you simply do not have the money to spend for one. No matter whats the reason, there is a way to tell Windows that you have a Monitor connected. This “Virtual Monitor” can then be used to hold programs you currently do not need, or...

Xsplit Broadcaster 1.3 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

XSplit Broadcaster 2.0 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

FFMpeg – Transcode, copy flv to mp4 and more

Today we want to take a look at the very useful video encoding and decoding tool-set FFMpeg. (ffmpeg, ffplay and ffprobe) FFMpeg allows you to convert Video and Audio files to several different formats and codecs, as well as cutting, resizing and other functions. So why do we need this? Some Video editors for example have big problems with certain...

nginx-rtmp – Admin and Statistics page

A few people asked me where I got the little html page from, which you can see in some of my nginx Videos. It is actually just a very simple html file that in my case has 3 jwplayer for my different apps as well as an iframe of the rtmp-statistics. You can for example also use it to start and...

Open Broadcaster Software – Guide for starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to OBS before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your OBS for streaming OR recording. First of all, we should make sure...

nginx-rtmp – Setup rtmp statistics

Today I have a really quick tutorial. When running a rtmp server, it can be very important to keep an eye on your statistics, such as uploaded or received amount of data, or currently running streams. The statistics module can also be used to setup a viewer count on your homepage. Activating the statistics is pretty simple. First of all...

Setup a Recorder or Recordings with nginx

The rtmp module for nginx gives you a nearly overwhelming amount of options to configure automatic recordings of your streams. You can setup recorders that can be controlled from outside or just use the normal recording options. For podcasters there is even an option to save the audio track to its own file for later use. First of all, I will...

Setup a simple Video on Demand Server with nginx-rtmp

The nginx server has many useful options to offer and the rtmp-module extends these even further. Today I will quickly explain how to configure your nginx to supply your viewers with a video on demand system. We will be using flv video files (I had problems getting mp4’s to work correctly, but you might have more luck with that) and...