Greenroom's built-in encoder makes it easy to start & stop your stream right from the page.
Besides being a video production tool, Greenroom is also a streaming tool that encodes to a cloud source, allowing you to stream to any preferred destination. Greenroom's built in RTMP functionality also allows you to stream directly to your associated event page. In this article, we'll go through the stream settings, how to stream, and how to terminate a stream.
Streaming in Greenroom is plug and play, with little configuration needed. When navigating to the "Streaming" panel (Gear Icon > Streaming), you'll have three configurable options.
- A toggle to turn streaming on or off.
- Adding an alternative streaming destination
- Output quality. By default, Greenroom is set to 1080p with the ability to toggle down to 720p or 480p.
Check out our article on Greenroom RTMP (streaming) specs for more info on technical stream settings.
How to Stream
Your streaming status is displayed in a colored pill at the top of the page, to the left of the clock. Upon the Producers entry into the Greenroom, the room will prepare itself for streaming with a status that says "Getting Ready".
After the streaming tool has loaded (within 2 minutes), you'll see "Stream" in green, which you can then click on to start streaming. There is also a drop down option to "Record Only"
Upon hitting "Stream" the status will update "Starting Stream".
Wait patiently until you see your status indicator change to "Streaming"
Congratulations! You are now live streaming to your event page.
Feel free to check your event page to see your content broadcasting. Keep in mind there may be a delay of ~25 seconds between what is viewable within Greenroom and what is viewable on the event page.
At the conclusion of your show, hovering over the "Live" indicator will give you the option the end your stream.
The stream will also terminate if no producer is in the room for 3+ minutes.
Check out our article on broadcast failure troubleshooting for more info on streaming issues.