Flash Media Live Encoder
Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) is a free program made by Adobe that encodes and streams video and audio in real time. This tutorial uses version 3.2.
What you need to get started
- Flash Media Live Encoder (Most recent version is 3.2)
- VH Toolkit
- Your Channel's Stream Key (Click on the link Show next to Stream Key:)
This is the main interface for inputting the necessary information to broadcast using FMLE.
Device: Choose your input, such as a webcam or VHScrCap
Format: There are two choices for video codec, H264 or VP6.
Frame Rate: A higher value allows for a smoother stream. Be sure that the frame rate matches the video input from the Device.
Input Size: This is the size of the video chosen under the Device setting. Make sure that
Bit Rate and Output Size: The bitrate and size you choose are dependant on your bandwidth upload speed and the quality at which you'd like to broadcast. Output Size should be equal or smaller than the Input Size to minimize a degradation in video quality.
Crop: This option allows on-the-fly cropping of the video input.
Deinterlace: Enable this option if you want to convert interlaced (ex a 1080i signal) to a non-interlaced form.
Timecode: Allows the insertion of time codes into the encoded broadcast.
FMS URL: rtmp://live.justin.tv/app
Backup URL: N/A
Stream: Your Channel's Stream Key (Click on the link Show next to Stream Key:)
If you would like to save a copy of your broadcast to your hard drive, check Save to File and choose a location on your computer.