How to Stream Video from Your Tricaster to Ustream

Before starting
  • You will need version 2.5 (or higher) of the Tricaster software (available from here).
  • A Ustream account (register here).
  • A reasonable internet connection (at least 300kbps). You can check your upload speed here.
On Your Tricaster Click the X on the right-hand side of the screen and choose Admin Mode to enter the desktop. Open the browser and navigate to http://ustream.tv and log in to your account. Go to Manage Your Show -> Settings, then at the bottom of the page, click Advanced Settings and then the Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link.
How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link

How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link


Click Start Menu -> Run… and type in winrtme. Click OK. Then click Start Menu -> All Programs -> Adobe -> Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1. You can ignore any errors that occur. In Flash Media Live Encoder, click File -> File and open the XML file that was downloaded earlier from the Ustream site.
Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile

Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile


Take note of the FMS URL and Stream values, we will be using these later on.
Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details

Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details


In Tricaster Studio, click Launch Tricaster and then click the Record Stream tab. From the Stream Type dropdown box select either of the two Flash Ustream options. Copy the values for FMS URL and Stream ID from Flash Media Live Encoder and paste them into Tricaster Studio.
Finally, click Stream Live Output. You’re now streaming live to Ustream!

On another, internet-connected, computer Open your browser and log in to Ustream. Click the Broadcast button.
Ustream Broadcast Button

Ustream Broadcast Button


Select the show that you would like to broadcast and click the Broadcast button.
Ustream Select Show to Broadcast

Select Show to Broadcast


The Ustream console will appear. You can control your broadcast from here using the Start/Stop Broadcast button, and adjust any settings such as video/audio quality and volume.
Ustream Broadcast Control Panel

Ustream Broadcast Control Panel


And that’s it! Happy video streaming!┬áHave any questions? Please use the comment box below!
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