Stream your IP camera on Facebook Live

How to stream your IP camera to Facebook Live

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.

H.264 encoding is required.

The URL needs to be accessible from our 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

You are sending us:
IP camera stream URL - RTSP
the stream URL URL in the Output section as the server URL + stream key (from the Stream Key Stream page), 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