How to broadcast live to Steem from an Android Smartphone
- Install the Wowza GoCoder app from the Google Play Store
- Login to dlive
- Click Go Live on the top right of the window
- Upload a thumbnail
- Enter a Title
- Choose a category
- Enter a Description
- add tags
- set your language
- Open the GoCoder app on your smartphone
- Open the Connect To menu (click the funny looking W badge at top right of the screen)
- Select Wowza Streaming Engine and now we will need to copy details from
dlive.iointo each of the menu items Host, Application and Login
Here is where it gets a little tricky, the app wants to know the host, application, stream name and login details. These are all in the bottom right Encoder authentication box on
dlive.io but will need a little work to extract. The host and application both come from the SERVER URL,
dlive.io will have something like:
The host would be
5a2d53.entrypoint.cloud.wowza.com and the application would be
app-3121. The port should already be
1935 (if not set it to that) and the rest of the details match 1:1 (stream name to stream name, username to username and password to password).
Now you need to click
Next at the bottom right on
dlive.io, create your Steem post to announce your stream (you can just accept the default text while testing) and then click
The next screen you get on
dlive.io controls the stream, you will need to click
dlive.io before you can start broadcasting from your smartphone so click that first and wait for the page to update and tell you to start broadcasting. Once it says you're good to go you should only have to hit the red
Record button on the
GoCoder app on your smartphone and if you entered in all the details correctly you'll be live!
If you get an error double check the settings in the app (they'll be available in the same spot on
dlive.io as there were above). Personally I use Keep to copy and paste the values between my desktop and my phone because it's so easy to mistype them on the smartphone keyboard.
Have fun and if you hit any snags just ask in the comments and I'll help out as best I can!