Stream your Luxriot EVO video live on YouTube :

Live video sharing is extremely popular and required everywhere, many of our customers already stream live video from mobile devices to YouTube and other social media sites such as Facebook. With Luxriot EVO, you are just a few clicks away from going live with your business presentation or CCTV video stream , ensuring online access to an ongoing conference or turning your camera into a live share secure multi-agency resource.

.Live streaming in Luxriot EVO uses RTMP [Real Time Messaging Protocol ] protocol, which means that you can use it with any third-party service capable of re-transmitting RTMP streams. EVO provides the third-party server with video from your channel in the necessary format, and then that service furnishes the broadcast, making your live stream accessible to the public audience. In this how-to, we will set up streaming to one of the most popular services – YouTube. This means you will be able to watch your Luxriot EVO video anytime on virtually any modern device with a display – starting from laptops and phones all the way to TVs and smart fridges – without having to install any additional apps, so you can easily share EVO streams with your friends, colleagues, customers and public.

We have added Facebook RTMP instructions at the bottom of this article.

In order to take advantage of this Luxriot EVO included feature you will need to first check or setup the following:

  • Verify or create a YouTube (Google) account in order to log in and use the YouTube streaming services,
  • The channel in EVO, which you intend to use for streaming, must be enabled and have H.264 encoding,
  • If you plan to use the substream (secondary video stream), you need to enable it in the channel properties via EVO Console,
  • Also, if you wish to deliver the video with sound, make sure to enable audio in the channel properties in EVO.
Google YouTube Creator Studio

1. Open your browser and go to YouTube live (also called Creator Studio tools): you will need to sign in to access the service.

Choose "Live streaming" in the menu on the left and then click "Stream now". Note that, if you are doing this for the first time and have never created any live casts on YouTube before, you may be asked to verify your account.


The required RTMP URL and stream key for EVO to use is generated by Creator Stdio. You will find it below the live stream preview, under Basic info: scroll down until you find the Encoder setup section. You will need to copy both Server URL and Stream name/key into EVO Console (press the Reveal button next to the Stream key field to see it and to be able to copy it), the key being the second part of the URL.

Configure Luxriot RTMP Stream

Configure the stream according to your needs and then go back to EVO Console.

Now, in the Console application, go to the Configuration section and then choose Live podcasts from the menu on the left.

Select "New live podcast" on the upper panel to bring up the podcast configuration dialog box. You now need to complete all the settings.

RTMP EVO Console Settings :

  • set Sharing type to YouTube,
  • select your Channel that is to be shared,
  • mark Use substream if you want to use the secondary stream (usually of lower resolution) - otherwise, the main video stream will be used,
  • mark Enable audio if you want your audience to have sound as well,
  • insert the link provided by YouTube into the RTMP URL field – copy both text strings from Encoder setup as described above to form the link.

The RTMP URL should look similar to this:


  • rtmp:// is the part copied from YouTube as Server URL, and
  • xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx is the Stream name/key (consisting of digits and letters) from YouTube

Once you have entered your settings in Luxriot Console save the settings by pressing the OK button. The podcast will appear in the list. Streaming will begin automatically in a few seconds (sometimes it takes a couple of minutes to start but that solely depends on the Internet connection and YouTube service availability – you can check on your YouTube page to display the streaming status.

Streaming should now work :

If you have followed all the steps above, ensured your streaming h264, have a reasonable internet connection you should now be streaming video via YouTube. YouTube may restrict how long you can stream for and they generally do this by updating the Stream Key, if you find your stream has stopped working then please check this first. You can now share your video URL, depending on your security settings when you set-up your stream in Creator Studio, your video will be indexed by YOuTube and available for public searching. You can set your streams to require a YouTube Login where you are able to set the security credentials.

Facebook RTMP Live Video Streaming :

The RTMP streaming client built into Luxriot EVO should work with any RTMP video streaming service, having now set-up or Buy Luxriot Facebook Business Page, we thought it best we tested live video streaming to facebook. The settings in EVO Console are same except select Generic RTMP as your sharing server type and remember to combine the RTMP URL & secret key in the same manner described above.

Now to Facebook : From Facebook, once logged in, select Publishing Tools, then Video Library then +Live, you will then be presented with a new pop-up page with your URL and Secret-Key.

Luxriot EVO RTMP Facebook

Data Protection.

Please also remember Data Protection Compliance and in UK the ICO requires you to register any commercial or public sector CCTV system and within this registration you are required to detail the uses for CCTV and who has access to the data. If you are streaming to YouTube or indeed any other RTMP service please also be aware if you set the service provider to record the streams this data will fall under your ICO registration and CCTV Code of Practice. Using RTMP streaming is perfect for video conferencing, webcams, wildlife video streaming and many other video sharing applications.

For data protection issues please contact the ICO.

Original Luxriot Article. February 2018