Facebook Live is the trending feature now. The live stream of Facebook is increasing the follower count and the videos are getting the most visibility using Open Broadcaster. There is not much competition in this area for now, but other streamers are likely to test this. Facebook does not show all the posts in a page in the news feed for the followers. But the videos are shown in the feeds, and this can help the streamers to get more comments and likes on their posts, and they also can interact with the followers.
Facebook live was via Facebook app until recently. But now third-party tools can be used to go live on Facebook from the computer and the desktop. Open Broadcaster software is one of the free open source software that helps go live on Facebook. Though it is free, it comes with rich features. OBS can be used on Windows, Linux and MAC devices.
Open Broadcaster software is a hundred percent free software. The software is virus and malware free and offers high-quality streaming and recording. This software used different sources for live streaming, and these include the SDLR camera, webcams, images and videos on the computer, phone camera, etc. open broadcaster software allows to stream on services such as YouTube and Facebook Live. Here is how Facebook Live via OBC.
First, download the OBC studio. For live streaming on Facebook, a stream key required and this is also needed to publish the live video. Live streaming implemented on the Facebook page or the profile. There are different methods for each of these.
To go live on a Facebook page, the button at the top of the page can use. You can also use the Publishing Tools on the page. Choose the Video option in the menu. Click the +Live button that appears on the top right. Copy the stream key in the window that appears. Click preview and fill the video information. Go live; the stream key needs to enter into OBS. Once the Facebook receives the stream, it will start the display the preview.
Go to click Settings in OBS studio and choose the Stream option in left menu. Set the stream type as Streaming Services and choose Facebook to live as the streaming service. The stream key obtained from the box earlier should be posted here and then click on Apply and click OK. Ensure that you have already selected the video source. Now click on Start Streaming. Now go to the Facebook Live window in the browser and see for ‘Fetching video stream’ displayed by Facebook there.
If the firewall is not allowing the connection from open broadcaster to Facebook, you may get the connection failed error message. Sometimes the internet service provider may also block the live streams from the computer. Contact them and make them unblock Facebook live.
Preview your stream by choosing the Only Me option for testing the stream. There is going to be a little delay in the stream which is very normal. View the preview on another device and check if everything is good. If everything is perfect, click on Go Live button. To stop the Facebook Live stream, go to OBS and click on the Stop Streaming button.
Facebook Live app is the leader in live broadcasting apps. Facebook Live launched for few verified pages, but now it is available for all. It is easy to use. The live stream video on Facebook saves automatically to the timeline. And the live notifications are sent to all the followers.