I'm going to have to upvote this one. I grabbed a J-TECH box this week, uploaded bretep's custom firmware, and half an hour later was using the church's scheduling system to begin and end broadcasts:hicksticks2001 wrote:I was considering the OBS route - but then in another thread someone started posting custom firmware for J-Tech IPV encoders, which only cost $160.
https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-S ... B0761X6L3C
They have written custom firmware so that it automatically configures and even switches broadcast from one ward to the next. I personally like these devices because once they are registered, you just need to provide internet over Ethernet, provide audio and video via HDMI, and power.
Added bonus: you can configure the J-TECH to point to the church's ingestion servers (Azure), or any other streaming service (YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch) and you can connect a local VLC client for monitoring as well with RSTP. Very slick!
And the encoder will run anywhere there is an internet connection (I configured mine at home).