How to Setup an Amcrest IP Camera for RTMP Streaming to YouTube

RTMP stands for real-time messaging protocol. It provides a high-performance transmission of video, and data from an encoder such as an IP camera to a server, which distributes the signal across the internet. Many streaming providers and encode developers support RTMP streaming, including YouTube. This article will demonstrate how to stream the feed from your Amcrest IP camera to a YouTube channel. For more information on how to use RTMP to stream your camera to YouTube, please refer to the information provided below. 

Step 1: Log into your YouTube channel and click the Go Live button. 


Step 2: In YouTube Studio, enter a title and description for your stream and click Save


Step 3: Copy the Stream URL and Stream Key onto a notepad in the proper format (StreamURL/StreamKey). 


Step 4: Open the web user interface (Web UI) of your camera using a web browser. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.

Step 5: Navigate to Setup>>Network>>RTMP. In the Address Type menu, click Customized, then click the Enable button to enable RTMP streaming. 


Step 6: Copy and paste the StreamURL/StreamKey link into the Custom Address section of the interface and click Save


The feed from your Amcrest IP camera will now be streaming on YouTube using RTMP.


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