MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. SSL Certificates
      6. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Wowza Streaming Engine
        3. Flussonic Media Server
        4. Video Feature Comparison
        5. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
    3. Billing Integration
      1. Blesta Integration Guide
      2. WHMCS Integration Guide
      3. Clientexec Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate From Centovacast
      2. Migrate From AzuraCast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Restore MediaCP
      2. Backup MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      2. MediaCP System Commands
      3. Change MediaCP domain name
      4. Move media to another hard disk
      5. Secure your server
      6. Troubleshooting Login Errors
      7. Custom Facebook App
      8. Custom Web Service Configurations
      9. Reset Admin Password
      10. Admin Tools
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. FTP Troubleshooting
      2. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      3. Reporting Troubleshooting
      4. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      5. Video Relay Troubleshooting
      6. Grant access to support team
      7. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Send email to Customer
      5. Login as another Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Administrator Accounts
      1. Create a new Administrator
    7. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    8. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    9. Statistics
    10. Software Health
    11. Software Updates
    12. Email Templates
    13. API
    1. Introduction
    2. Video Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Service Overview
      3. File Manager
      4. Scheduling
      5. Streaming to Your Service
      6. Stream Targets
      7. GeoIP Country Locking
      8. Public Page
      9. Widgets & Links
      10. Reporting
    3. Audio Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Station Overview
      3. Media Library
      4. Playlists
        1. General Rotation
        2. Jingles & Advertising
        3. Scheduling
        4. Repeat Protection
      5. Live DJ Connections
      6. Live Stream Recording
      7. DJ Manager
      8. Country Blocking
      9. Stream Authentication
      10. Stream Proxy
      11. Public Page
      12. HTML5 Player
      13. Widgets & Links
      14. Reporting
    4. Reseller Operations Manual
      1. Reseller Dashboard
      2. Customers
      3. Media Services
    1. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    2. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    3. Submit a feature request
    4. Wowza Custom Properties
    5. API Documentation
    6. Custom Domain Names
    1. HTML5 Audio Player
    2. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    3. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    4. Mount Points
    5. Managing Media Using FTP
    6. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    7. DJ Priorities
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. GeoIP Country Locking
    6. VAST Advertising
    7. Relay & IP Camera
    8. Stream Recording
    9. Connecting your encoder
    10. Preparing Your Media Files
    11. Managing Media Using FTP
    12. Understanding Video Playlists
    13. Embedding player on your website
    14. Smooth Streaming and Content Transition
    15. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    16. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    17. DVR Rewind
    18. Statistics
    19. Facebook Live Streaming
    20. Youtube Stream Publishing
    21. Twitch Stream Publishing
    22. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    23. Icecast Stream Publishing
    24. RTMP Stream Publishing
    1. Cloud Video Overview
    2. Admin Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Team & Staff Members
      2. Plans & Customers
      3. WHMCS Billing Provisioning Module
      4. Branding your platform
      5. Login to your cloud platform
      6. Dashboard - A First Look
      7. Activating VOD on Customer Plan
    3. User Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your video platform
      2. First Look
      3. Creating a Channel
      4. Channel Overview
      5. Broadcasting
      6. Media Content
      7. Recording
      8. Fallback Video
      9. TV Channels - 24x7 UGC
      10. Video on Demand
      11. VOD Playlists
      12. Publishing
      13. Viewing Analytics
      14. Publish Zoom Meetings
      15. Advertising
      16. Restreaming IP Cameras
    4. Video Guide Series
    5. Streaming Best Practices
    6. Feature Comparison
    7. Roadmap & Release Notes
Connecting your encoder

Last updated 10 months ago

In this section you will learn how to connect Broadcasting software to your Live Streaming service provided by the Media Control Panel.

What is an encoder?
An encoder is either hardware or software based and converts raw video into a ready-to-stream digital broadcast

The benefit of software encoders is that they are generally the most cost-effective and portable solution.

Popular Video Streaming Software Applications

You will require software that is capable of connecting and streaming to your Live Streaming service.

For beginners, we recommend starting with OBS Studio.

OBS Studio

FREE
Windows | Mac | Linux

OBS Studio is an open-source community developed project.

Wirecast

COMMERCIAL
Windows | Mac 

Wirecast includes expanded functionality with a wide range of powerful, professional tools.

VidBlasterX

COMMERCIAL
Windows

VidBlasterX is great for mixing video and audio from many different sources, adding graphics, transitions and much more.

vMix

FREE & COMMERCIAL
Windows

vMix is a Live Video Production and streaming software including a wide range of features.

Connect your live broadcasting software

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