Starting the Brightcove Stream 🗓️

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Follow the steps below to start your Brightcove live stream.

➡️ Step 1: Copy the Stream URL & Stream Key from 3Play


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On the Confirmation page or the File Details page, copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.

➡️ Step 2: Launch Broadcast Program (Encoder)


OBS app

 Launch your preferred webcasting program. In this example, we’ll use OBS (Open Broadcaster Software).


➡️ Step 3: Paste the Stream URL and Stream Key from 3Play into Broadcast Program


In OBS, click Preferences > Stream.


stream button is highlighted in OBS

For Service select Custom. Paste the Stream URL in the Server field. Paste the Stream Key in the Stream Key field.

Exit out of the Settings page in OBS and Save Changes.

➡️ Step 4: Add an Audio/Video Source to Broadcast Program


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Make sure to add an audio/video source to the Broadcast Program. This should be the media source that you anticipate live streaming to your audience.

Note: Ensure all unnecessary audio sources (eg, Desktop Audio or Mic/Aux) are muted in your encoder to prevent overlapping audio in your stream.

➡️ Step 5: Start Streaming


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Once the sources have been set in OBS, and your event start time has approached, click Start Streaming.


Brightcove video player live stream
Live auto captions should then start displaying directly in the Brightcove Live video player.


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Live Automatic Captioning Quality

How-To Guide: Learn how everything you need to know about live automatic captioning quality.

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