A video source defines a way how you deliver video to your streaming. You have several options to do that, Sparkly supports the following: 

  • your computer's built is camera,
  • USB connected external camera,
  • mobile phone, 
  • screen / application capture,
  • or any device sending the stream via the “Real-Time Messaging Protocol” – RTMP. This means that you can use any source able to transfer the signal in this standard.

Before you start streaming, you need to connect the video source to Sparkly.


How to configure the video source?

In the  Go LIVE! panel, open the video source tab. Here you can select one of the available options:

What these options mean:

Local camera: use your computer's built in camera or any USB connected camera. Whatever you have connected, it will be available on a dropdown list. 

If you have problems with your local camera access. Check other articles:

Phone camera: if you want to stream from you mobie phone, use this option. To do that, you need to download a Sparkly Broadcaster app, now available in Google Play. Simply download the app and log in with your Sparkly credentials. Next select your project and start recording. 

Remember, that mobile app is only a camera app. The rest of your job, like planning and starting the stream needs to be done here at app.sparklylive.com. 

NOTE: iOS application is not available yet, however you can use Larix Broadcaster instead. The only challange is to use RTMP url and a key in Larix settings. How to do that?

  • go to Sparkly and select RTMP as a video source (see below next chapter)
  • copy URL and KEY
  • paste this data to Larix settings (Connection) in such format: URL/KEY (in one line), for example: rtmp://rtmp.sparklylive.com/camera/hfyk-fhey56

RTMP: this is the option to stream to Sparkly from any external devices or software (remote camera, OBS etc.). If you do so, just copy the address and stream key from the form and add them to the configuration of the external devices delivering the video to Sparkly (for example: OBS Studio - https://obsproject.com). 

Search for information on how to configure your device in the documentation supplied by the manufacturer of your device.

If the device is configured correctly, Sparkly will inform you about the availability of the video in the stream statuses, and a test version of the video will appear in the preview window.

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