However, there are some circumstances when you might want to use this fallback:

  • Your client doesn’t want to give you access to their account.
  • mimoLive can’t log in to your account for some reason.
  • You want to stream to a Group which is currently not supported by the Facebook API.

In order to stream to Facebook when you can’t log in via the mimoLive Accounts panel, you need to find out the RTMP streaming server URL and the stream key of your Facebook live stream destination and set up the mimoLive Live Streaming Output Destination to use the “Custom RTMP Server” setup. You do this in the Facebook Live Producer.

Getting the Facebook RTMP info

  • Log into the Facebook account from a internet browser.
  • Navigate to the place that you want to stream to. It could be your personal page, a page you manage or a group you are an administrator of.
  • Find the “Live Video” button. Here is an example:

facebook live producer

  • Clicking on the button brings you to the Facebook Live Producer:

If you want, you can now schedule a live event for later. The process is very similar so for now, we are going to choose to go live immediately.

  • Select the Go Live option. This takes you to the “Create Live Video” page.

scroll down to reveal setup box

  • Look in the second to left column and scroll down to reveal the “Streaming Software Setup” box completely and open the Advanced Settings:

rtmp key and url

  • You’ll need the RTMP Stream Key (obfuscated in this image) and Server URL for the next steps.
  • Set up the Live Streaming Output Destination in mimoLive by copying the Server URL and the Stream Key into the Ingest-Server and Streamkey fields:

live streaming destination setup

Going Live

  • To start broadcasting from mimoLive, start the Live Streaming Output Destination in mimoLive. You will now see a preview in Facebook.
  • In order to start the live stream, click on Go Live in the Facebook Live Producer.

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