Church Webcasts using OBS

Using the Church Webcasting System, YouTube, etc. Including cameras and mixers.
evan@alexfam.com
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Re: Church Webcasts using OBS

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I have used @jeremywillden's obs-automator as a base for a Raspberry Pi system that costs just about 250$ for the whole system. It is able to do any RTMP source, such as youtube, but also is able to read the autoconfig from the church.

We removed the requirement for obs, and went straight to ffmpeg, for increased performance and so we could go with a cheaper solution. It has a configuration page to be able to stop, start, restart, and see the status, along with editing all sorts of settings such as an autoconfig url, rtmp details, resolution, etc. We also have recently started development of an app to be able to control the pi easily for bishops.

If you want to take a look, feel free at:
viewtopic.php?p=218301
https://github.com/ChickenDevs/webcast
evan@alexfam.com
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Re: Church Webcasts using OBS

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evan@alexfam.com wrote:I have used @jeremywillden's obs-automator as a base for a Raspberry Pi system that costs just about 250$ for the whole system. It is able to do any RTMP source, such as youtube, but also is able to read the autoconfig from the church.

We removed the requirement for obs, and went straight to ffmpeg, for increased performance and so we could go with a cheaper solution. It has a configuration page to be able to stop, start, restart, and see the status, along with editing all sorts of settings such as an autoconfig url, rtmp details, resolution, etc. We also have recently started development of an app to be able to control the pi easily for bishops.

If you want to take a look, feel free at:
viewtopic.php?p=218301
https://github.com/ChickenDevs/webcast-pi
Just realized i made a typo, its https://github.com/ChickenDevs/webcast
hktonga6966
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Re: Church Webcasts using OBS

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I use OBS for the "camera" options (transitioning & different camera angles) and enable the OBS Virtual Camera, and use that option in Zoom when I start broadcasting for Sacrament Meetings Webinar... It works well!
samuelcheney
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Re: Church Webcasts using OBS

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I am currently using OBS to manage 4 camera shots. I have issues with RTMP streams dropping when not in use. We've even added a dedicated access point for our AV purposes. It's helped but I still get streams dropping and I can't get them back and I can't just restart OBS during the meeting. I can sometimes get them back by clicking into the media source properties for the individual RTMP feeds but sometimes it just doesn't work. I've seen a post here about an activate/deactivate button but I don't seem to have one. Anybody else have issues with RTMP streams dropping on them and not being able to get them back?

Also, for those using OBS, and have an iPad (not sure about android), check out OBS blade. There's some set up required, but it allows for really easy scene changes. I haven't used it yet but have experimented with it. I usually use studio mode so I can do on-the-fly changes.
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Re: Church Webcasts using OBS

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The guy who does webcasting for our ward used to have problems with dropped streams. He fixed it by using a wired connection. Since then he bought a new laptop and has gone back to wireless and seems happy with it.
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