Connecting RTMP

Maeve Brooks

Maeve Brooks

Last Updated:
June 10, 2021


You can stream directly to Altar Live via RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). RTMP is a very common streaming protocol that ensures a smooth transmission of audio, video, and data from a creating source.

In this case, your live stream software or hardware is the creating source and Altar Live is the destination. Once you enter your Altar Live RTMP credentials into your creating source, Altar can receive the stream feed directly. If you are connecting to Altar Live via RTMP, you can also then choose to multi stream your video feed from Altar Live to YouTube and Facebook.

Important notes about using RTMP

  • You only have to connect via RTMP once. If you are connecting the same live stream source (i.e. OBS, Wirecast, etc) via RTMP every time you go live or schedule a feed in Altar Live, you only need to connect it once. Once Altar Live has been created as a destination via RTMP, you can select that destination from your stream source whenever you go live.
  • Expect a ~2 minute delay from when you go live in your stream source to when the video feed appears in Altar Live. For example, if your event start time in Altar Live is set to begin at 10:30 AM, make sure that you begin the live feed at 10:29 AM from your stream source so that your audience doesn’t see an empty screen.


How to connect Altar Live via RTMP 

Step 1. Sign into Altar Live 

Step 2. Click on “create new event”. 

Step 3. When you get to the Stream options, select the Live toggle option and choose Altar Live as your stream provider.


Note: To successfully connect RTMP, you need to have a paid subscription. 


Step 4.  Copy and paste your Altar RTMP URL and Stream Key into your stream source (OBS, Wirecast, etc).

Step 5. Publish your event.

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