How to use FMLE – Flash Media Live Encoder

You can download FMLE here.  Or if you using a MAC computer you can download it directly from Adobe site here.

Install it on your computer.  when you run it, it looks like this:

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on the left you select your camera and you enter your settings, important thing is your Bitrate, if you order wowza from us you should use the bitrate allocated to your account, on the wowza control panel on service overview click configure and then limits, you will see the Maximum Bitrate for your account, you should be slightly less, if it says 480kbps try to setup the FMLE that both video and audio are below 450kbps. If you using red5 then I suggest you use something around 450kbps, anything above this number and your stream will have issues.

On the right side of the FMLE you configure the RTMP.  Login to your wowza control panel find the FMS URL and stream name, enter it on the FMLE and then click “Connect”

after you click connect a little window pops up and you need to enter the username and password, username is usually the stream name, this information you can find on the wowza control panel.

Red5 will not have this option of securing the RTMP.

Going back to stream settings on the left, under the “Device” where you select your camera, you the Format, for wowza use always H.264, this allows to stream to desktops and mobile devices, if you using red5 you can use the VP6 option, red5 doesn’t stream to mobile devices. And then you have frame rate, start by using 20 and increase until you have a good result on both desktops and mobiles, some mobile devices will show a better stream if the frame rate is high.

Now that both the FMLE settings and the RTMP is setup clic “start” at the bottom, your broadcast will start.