When live streaming, you are required to have a good internet connection. We advise you to run a speed test, to help you determine what settings are optimal for your live stream. Based on your upload speed you will be able to determine what encoder settings are optimal for you.

Step 1
Download a broadcasting software and update the encoder settings

To start, you will need to install broadcasting software on your computer. In this article, we use OBS as an example.

Adjust the encoder settings

If your broadcasting software allows you to configure advanced settings, the following settings are highly suggested.

Rate Control: CBR
Keyframe Interval: 2 (This setting is very important)
Profile: Main

To find these Settings in OBS:

Click File > Settings
Click on Output
Switch the Output Mode to Advanced



1080p / 60FPS

Output Resolution: 1920x1080
Suggested Video Bitrate: 4000-4500
FPS Value: 60

1080p / 30FPS

Output Resolution: 1920x1080
Suggested Video Bitrate: 3000-3500
FPS Value: 30

720p / 60FPS

Output Resolution: 1280x720
Suggested Video Bitrate: 2500-3500
FPS Value: 60

720p / 30FPS

Output Resolution: 1280x720
Suggested Video Bitrate: 1500-3000
FPS Value: 30

480p

Output Resolution: 854x480
Suggested Video Bitrate: 500-2000
FPS Value: 30-60

360p

Output Resolution: 640x360
Suggested Video Bitrate: 400-1000
FPS Value: 30

Note: Live streaming can be done with different settings than those suggested on this page. The quality may vary depending on your network connection and location.

You are now finished with setting up your Encoder settings. Time to move onto setting up your Live stream!

Step 2
Fill out the stream info on DLive and get your stream key

DLive has a simplified go-live process. To start your live stream you need to be signed in.

Click on the camcorder icon in the top right corner beside your avatar on DLive Web



Underneath the video player, you will see Live Stream Details. These fields are required to start your live stream initially

Title:
Enter a live stream title that will describe what your stream is about.

Language:
Select your language

Category:
Category will start to auto-resolve as you begin to type. There are over 1000 pre-populated categories that are available including games, lifestyle, web shows and more.

Age Restriction:
If your content is considered NSFW (not safe for work) please enable the age restriction filter.

Thumbnail:
Upload a thumbnail, this will be the image used when viewers view your replay - make sure it's a good one!


Click Save

You DO NOT have to enter your live stream information every time you want to start a live stream. You can start your live stream from your software and it will automatically use your live stream information from the last broadcast. The live stream information can be changed at any time.

Getting your Stream Key

Click Encoding Server Information beside the Save button



Click Regenerate Server URL



Copy and Paste the Information into your streaming software
If you are using OBS v22.0.1 or Newer, you will find DLive in the Stream > Service > Show All > DLive
Paste the Stream Key into OBS




If you are an older version of OBS, you will need to use a Custom Streaming Service or if using XSplit, you will need to use the Custom RTMP output
Paste the Stream URL and Stream Key into your streaming software



You can now press Start Streaming in your broadcasting software, and begin to grow on DLive!

Note: Your stream URL and the key will only show once you have pressed Save after entering all the details listed above.
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