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Getting started with streaming

This article will explain how to get started with streaming within LIGR

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Written by Chris Edwards
Updated over a week ago

Below are the steps to setup a stream into and out of LIGR. In this example vMix will be sending the footage to the LIGR platform as an Input stream and then streaming out to YouTube as the Destination. An article outlining Inputs & Destinations can be found here.

In order to create a match with the ability to stream, follow the below steps:

  • Select Matches in the left hand navigation bar.

  • Select Create match.

Fill in the relevant information for the match.

Pay close attention to the section Stream & credit. There are 3 different Stream types:

Graphics - The traditional workflow where the Production URL is added into a vision mixing software (vMix or OBS for example) as an input layered over camera footage and streamed out to the desired destination.

GFX + Stream - LIGR graphics are layered over the incoming match feed Input and pushed to one of the following Destinations from within LIGR:

  • Custom RTMP server

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn

  • TikTok

  • Twitch

  • Twitter

  • YouTube.

Stream - LIGR is used as a meeting point for the footage to be received as an Input for highlights to be created or pushed to one of the Destinations listed above. No graphics are displayed on this option.

  • For us we need to select GFX & stream.

  • Once all the other relevant information is complete, select Next.

  • You will be greeted with a window that looks like below where the user creates their Stream settings.

NOTE: If you have already set up default stream settings for your competition, this information will be automatically filled in for you.

Select the Resolution (720 or 1080) & Frames Per Second (25, 30, 50 or 60) that apply to the production you're working on.

Next, if you haven't already done so, you need to setup a Live stream input in order to receive the footage into the LIGR platform.

  • Click on the + icon next to the Live Stream Input box.

  • Give your Input a name. In the below example it its called LIGR.Live Support

  • Select the Stream type either RTMP or HLS. It will more than likely be an RTMP stream type.

  • Next copy the Server URL & Stream Key into your encoding software. Below it is copied into vMix.

Once done select Save & Close. Head back to LIGR and select Save. Your Input destination will now be an option in the drop down menu.

The user now needs to setup a Stream Destination.

  • Click on the + icon next to the Stream Destination box.

  • Give your Destination a name. In the below example it its called LIGR Stream YouTube Test.

  • Select the Destination Type from the options in the drop down.

  • Paste in the Destination URL & Key that you wish to stream to. (YouTube, Facebook etc)

Once done select Save. There is a section called Automation that allows the user to select when their stream will start pre-match and end after the conclusion of the fixture. In the below image Automation is toggled off. An article explaining Automation can be found here.

  • Now select Create match. The match will be visible in your dashboard.

  • Right click on the 3 ellipsis at the far right and select Preview & go live.

  • You will be greeted with a window that looks like the below image.

On either side of the preview screen are a few options:

Left hand side

  • Graphics delay - Should you need to put a delay on the time the graphics appear. NOTE: This appears as an option once the stream as been started.

  • Auto graphics - This indicates whether your match is in Auto or Manual Mode. NOTE: This appears as an option once the stream as been started.

  • Auto stream - This determines whether the stream will start automatically or manually. By enabling this setting, the stream will begin and end automatically according to the pre-set conditions at a specific time. Using automation settings ensure no unnecessary charges are incurred if the stream isn't stopped at the end of the match.

  • Stream input - The Stream URL of where the footage of the event is being received from. More than likely, but not limited too, an RTMP link and also the Stream Key.

  • Framerate.

  • Resolution.

  • Region - Pick a region that is as close to where you're based.

Right hand side

  • Stream destination - The Stream URL of where the footage of the event, including the overlayed graphics are being sent to, YouTube, Facebook etc and also the Stream Key.

When ready, select Start stream. You will be asked to confirm again. Hit Yes, start stream. The preview stream will start. This can take up to 3-4 minutes so please be patient. You will see a red progress bar appear at the bottom of the preview window.

To confirm the completion of the process, look for a red LIVE icon in the top left corner of the preview screen, which should also display the graphics for the particular match. At this point, you can begin sending the input stream from your encoding software. It's important to note that as soon as you reach this stage, you will start incurring charges for using the streaming and highlights features within LIGR. For more information on how the charging is broken down in LIGR, check out this article

To confirm that you're receiving the expected footage from your encoding software or hardware, toggle off the Auto graphics. Once happy, toggle it back on.

If everything looks in order. Select the relevant destinations and hit Go live in the top right hand corner.

You will get a prompt asking you if you want to go live, select Yes, go live.

Check that your feed is being received at the correct Destination, whether that be on YouTube etc. Once it is, you're successfully streaming into and out of LIGR!

When your match has concluded, if you aren't using Automation to start and stop your stream, be CERTAIN to hit the red button displaying Stop in the top right. That will stop the stream to your destination. In the below example it is YouTube.

You will get the below prompt to stop the streams to your destinations.

Once that has been selected, the user be CERTAIN to hit the Stop icon in the top right of the screen. This will close your stream within LIGR.

Once you have clicked on the Stop icon in LIGR, a confirmation prompt will appear, asking you to confirm whether you want to stop the stream within the platform. It's important to ensure that you click Yes, stop stream to confirm the action and stop the stream, as this will prevent any additional charges and ensure that the streaming and highlights features are no longer active.

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