This guide is originated from, but modified for our portal



Step 1. Download Wirecast document from

Step 2. Open Wirecast and open the document you just downloaded.  You will most likely get an error like the one below telling you that Wirecast can’t find media described in the document.  Go ahead and click “Cancel”, this is displayed because you don’t have the same camera device that I was using when I set it up.  We’ll take care of that next.


Step 3. In the Wirecast UI,  we’ll now add your camera source.  Towards the bottom of the UI there are three rows of sources, hover your mouse of the “+” in the first row and then click the camera icon.  After you do that you’ll get a list of cameras currently connected to your PC, make the selection that makes sense to build your sample.  When done you should now see a new source listed on that row and it should show a live feed from the camera.

Step 4. Now click on the “Output” menu in Wirecast and select “Output Settings..”.  Since you are using the document I created you should now see a dialog which looks like the following.  It is setup to encode the stream into three quality levels of 400, 600, and 900Kbps.  The 400Kbps quality level is encoded using H.264 Baseline profile to support older Android devices and the 600 and 900Kbps quality levels are encoded using Main profile which will provide a higher level of quality.  The only thing that is missing is the destination “Address” for where to push the streams which we’ll fill in next.


Step 5. Move back to the your council live streaming portal, and copy the “Ingest URL”.


Step 6. Move back to Wirecast and the “Output Settings” dialog then paste the ingest URL of your channel into the “Address” textbox.  You need to repeat this for all three quality levels that are being encoded.  So in other words make sure you click on each “RTMP Flash Server” on the left of the dialog and set the address for each one.

Click the “Ok” button on the “Output Settings” dialog.
Click on the camera source you created back in step 3 which should move it into the “Preview” section of the UI.


Step 7. Next click the “—>” button to move the “Preview” over to “Live” at which point you should see your camera source in both of the spots at the top of the UI.


At this point Wirecast should be all configured so the only remaining step to start pushing your stream to your Azure Media Services Channel is to push the “Stream” button in the top left corner of the Wirecast UI.  If everything goes well a red dot will appear on the button letting you know that you’re now on-air.


Step 8. You can now check that the stream is being received properly by clicking the “preview” button from your council live streaming portal.



From here, your live streaming is working.  You can share the preview link to your viewer, or use the iframe embed code in your own webpage.