How to Stream to Maestro from a Third-Party Source

Learn how to stream to Maestro via a software encoder using a Stream URL and Stream Key.

How to Stream Directly to Maestro

1. Users can stream directly to Maestro from your software encoder or broadcasting tool by clicking the “Stream” button in the top right corner of the page or by clicking "Stream" from the Admin Navigation Bar.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a custom domain, you must go live from your custom URL and not your domain. If you do not stream from your custom domain, playback will not work on the custom domain.

2. This will generate a Stream URL and Stream Key on your screen. Copy and paste the Stream Key and URL into your source software (i.e., OBS, Wirecast, etc.)

3. Start streaming from your source software. Once we receive the feed, you will see a preview of your stream.

- Only admins will see this preview. Your viewers will still see the offline content you have added.
- The recording will begin the moment you send the preview in, so please keep that in mind for VOD purposes.

4. When you are ready to go live, click the "GO LIVE" button in the top right of the screen. This may take a couple of seconds

5. Once you are live, the preview bar at the bottom of the screen will go away and you will be live to your viewers (Note: The red "Live" button should remain on the screen)

6. When you are ready to go offline, click the "Go Offline" button in the top right (Note: This may take a few seconds; do this before stopping your stream at the source).

Use Maestro as the "source of truth" for when the stream should stop. For example, OBS might be a couple of seconds ahead, but wait until you see your stopping point on the Maestro feed before clicking "Go Offline."

IMPORTANT: There is an eight-hour consecutive streaming limit on RTMP feeds. If you exceed this limit, your stream will drop and a new Stream Key and URL will be bound to your Channel. This will be the persistent key until the next time a new key is forced by this method.

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