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Stream your IP camera on Facebook Live

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How to stream your IP camera to Facebook Live with LiveBox247

With Facebook Live, there is a simple to set up and free service to host your IP camera live stream and embed it into your website (and also show it in your facebook timeline).

1. Get the camera stream URL

The video stream URL is usually visible in your camera settings in streaming/video/h.264/RTSP sections. If you cannot find it there, a short google search of you camera model/vendor and ‘RTSP’ or ‘video stream’ should help. Or install software Onvif Device Manager on your PC. Open it, you will see your RTSP url like this

How to get RTSP stream URL from your IP camera

H.264 encoding is required.

The URL needs to be accessible from LiveBox247 servers. This probably requires a port forwarding, dynamic dns setup on your side. Or a static IP – the best.

2. Set up Facebook

Add a post of type Live video to your facebook page. Then select connect (instead of the internal webcam) from the page.

Press Schedule in the lower right. After the new post appears in your timeline, click the Broadcaster Only: Edit Your Details link to go to the stream settings.

3. And go on Facebook

Live stream your IP camera to Facebook Live
Live stream your IP camera to Facebook Live
Live stream your IP camera to Facebook Live

Go to LiveBox247.com, create new Re-stream and put:
IP camera stream RTSP URL
Facebook RTMP URL, so in this example:

rtmp://live-api-s.facebook.com:80/rtmp/
10211866521006454?ds=1&s_sw=0&s_vt=api-s&a=ATjorIKk-V18J0bd

You can find everything here: https://www.facebook.com/live/create