Video: Streaming with Resi from ProPresenter – Setup Overview

Video Transcription

In this video, we’re going to take a look at how to stream to your website, Facebook, and YouTube, all at the same time using ProPresenter and Resi’s web platform. Now, Resi’s platform will take a single video source from ProPresenter and convert it to multiple bit rates in the Cloud, along with sending your video to Facebook, YouTube, and other destinations at the same time. This means you can have the highest quality stream with the lowest bandwidth requirements, all using your current computers. To get started, let’s go to ProPresenter > Preferences, and then let’s select Resi.

Here you’ll see we’re on the Resi tab inside of our Preferences, and they have more information about what Resi provides. And if you click on more info, it’ll bring you to a page where we can sign up for one of their multiple different plans that they have available. Now, you can do things like streaming just to YouTube and Facebook, or you could stream to your website and an app and YouTube and Facebook all at the same time. So they have a lot of different options available.

Now, I’ve already set up my account, so I’m going to simply log in. Now, once we’re logged in, it’s going to ask us to register this device as an encoder for Resi and give it a name, because with Resi, you can actually have multiple hardware encoders or software encoders using ProPresenter. So we need to name this specific machine so we know which one is actually sending a stream to Resi. So I’m just going to name this one Brad’s iMac ProPresenter, and then we’re going to select register. You can now see that our account has been registered, and our encoder is set up and we can see what version it is.

From here, we can open our Capture Settings, or we could close this out and just go to our Live button and click on Capture Settings. The first setting we need to make sure we have set up is what is the source of our stream, so which screen do we want to send to Resi? So I have a screen that I’ve named ‘live stream’. It’s actually a Stage Screen called ‘live stream’ that just has a video input always showing on it. So I’m going to select that screen. My destination is Resi. I could give this an event name if I wanted to, and then I need to select a destination group that we’ll go over in just a minute. I’m going to choose the default destination group, and then I can choose my resolution. So I can go in here and send out maybe a 1080p60 stream at six megabits per second.

And I could adjust my audio routing so I can choose which ProPresenter audio channels I want to send, and then we could go back to our Resi Preferences and we can start streaming. Now, before we actually start streaming, let’s take a look at the Resi control panel. Now, the first thing that we’ll see inside the Resi control panel is our encoders. So you can see here Brad’s iMac ProPresenter, and it’s actually got a label of ProPresenter here saying that this is a ProPresenter encoder. And then we can see the different profiles. So we have an encoder profile and an event profile, and we can actually start that encoder to start streaming right from here.

The next thing that we have is our events. Now, there are two different types of events. We have encoder events and web events. And encoder event is when our encoder, ProPresenter, is sending video to the Cloud, to Resi’s Cloud. And that’s the raw, original, highest quality version, and that’s an encoder event. And so this is a list of all the different tests that I’ve been running, and those are all the different encoder events. Below there are our web events, and a web event is when the encoder takes your stream and then encodes it and sends it out to different web destinations.

And those web destinations can be things like a video player on your website. It could be to an app. It could be to Facebook or YouTube, to different social media destinations. And those are all of your web events. Now, those destinations are all set up through destination groups. So if we click on destination groups, you’ll see I have a default destination group. And I can go over here and I can edit this destination group, and you’ll see that currently it’s being sent to the web event profile, and then it’s also streaming to different social media destinations. Currently, I have it set to a new unlisted broadcast just to my personal YouTube account, but I could set up and add a different YouTube account or a Facebook account.

You can only send to a single YouTube or Facebook account at one time. And then every time we start a stream, we can have it go to that group of destinations. So if you wanted to stream out to your website and to Facebook and YouTube, that could be a destination group. But let’s say you had another event that you didn’t want to send out to social media, you only wanted it to go out to your website, you could create a destination group that is just your website and includes no social media. So you could set up a different destination group for that. Now, to add it in new social media destinations, we can either click this button or we can go to social media and add different accounts.

You’ll see that I have multiple YouTube accounts set up here, but again, we can only use one at a time, and we can easily add in new Facebook accounts. You’ll also see some other options here on the left. The next one is encoding profiles, which is actually overwritten by ProPresenter. So ProPresenter is sending an encoding profile, so you don’t really need to worry about this if you’re using ProPresenter to encode your video. Next, we have our event profiles. Now, an easy way to think of event profiles is to treat them as separate types of events. So for churches, we would have Sunday mornings, and that would be one type of event, but we might also stream a youth service on a different night of the week, and that would be a different type of event.

Now, each type of event, when we go over to our web event profile and we go over to actions and we hit details, in here you’ll see that you get your embed code to use for a website, or there’s a standalone player, which is just a webpage with this embed code already on it. But most of the time, you’re going to want to use this embed code to show your video player on your website or Church Online Platform, or whatever final destination that you want to show that video player on, this is where you would get that embed code.

Now, this is only included in plans that allow you to have this sort of player. For social only plans, you won’t get this embed code option. And so this would be the web event profile for my single event, like Sunday morning. But if I wanted to have a different embed code for maybe a youth website, I would need to add a new web event profile, and now that web event would have its own video player that you could use over and over for that event type. We also have the option for venues and users. The main thing here is that you can add different users to have access to your Resi control panel.

And then finally, we have an area where we can add in different contacts, and these contacts will get alerted for different things like billing or streaming alerts if there’s an issue with your stream, so you can name them in here. These might be the same people that you have listed in your user area, but these are going to get contacted automatically about streaming issues or billing issues. Finally, we can go up to Scheduling, and in here we can actually schedule events to happen, so we can actually automate our streaming encoder to who start in ProPresenter and to start a web stream for us. So we could go to Schedule Event and hit Live Schedule, and then in here we could give a schedule description and we could choose which encoder we’re using, which event profile we’re using, set a date and time, and then we can add in our web event and have that all start for us automatically so our stream starts when we want it to.:

So now let’s go back inside ProPresenter, and we’re going to view our live stream screen, and now let’s select some content to send out to that screen. So now this is the content that we want to send to Resi, and I will click on Live and I can say, “Start streaming.” And this will start our stream to Resi, and you’ll see it start counting up. Now, we can go back to our Resi control panel, and in a minute, you’ll see a new encoding profile that will start. Now, this might take a minute to show up, because with Resi, we’re not worried about having everything be as close to real time as possible. We’re more concerned about having the highest quality stream and the least amount of issues so that people stay engaged with our stream as long as possible.

So here you’ll see, we have a new encoder event that just started when our stream started, and then we have a new web event that started automatically. And you’ll see that the status is started and that it’s sending to this social media channel and that the social status is started as well. Now, the main buttons here that we want to look at is our watch and analytics button. I’m going to click on watch, and this will bring us to our stream, and you’ll see that this is going to start showing our stream here, and the quality’s going to increase here in just a second so we’re getting our highest quality. And I got this glitchy background, so we got some crazy graphics going on here.

But then down here, we can actually go and see where we’re sending out live to YouTube. So we can click on view on YouTube, and we can go over, and this will show us our YouTube page, and you can see our stream going here Live. And again, this is our high quality graphics that are being sent, and we’re testing Resi, and all of the settings that we’ve inputted are showing there. Now, we could easily go in here and click on share, and we could pull an embed code for this YouTube player and embed that wherever we want as well.

And again, if we want to get the embed code for our video player, we’re going to go to event profiles, and we’re going to click on our web event profile, go to actions and details, and here you’ll find the embed code that you need for your different websites. So you’ll need this div and this script to include to show your player on your webpage. Now, if you had things for apps or different services like that, you would see that under streaming URLs. Right here is where you would find that information to use inside of different apps and other services.

Now, if you need help or support, make sure that you reach out to the proper support team. So if your stream is being sent properly from ProPresenter to Resi and you’re seeing it in the Resi interface, but you’re having an issue with content getting out to social media or viewing a web player, make sure to reach out to Resi’s support team. But if you’re having a problem sending the stream to Resi and it doesn’t seem like it’s encoding or connecting to Resi properly, make sure to reach out to ProPresenter’s support team.

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