Useful Tools

Learn about tools that you can use with Bitmovin Streams to test out with sample files or create live streams.

This page includes additional resources and recommendations to help you with your projects. These references will help you set up other products that make developing with Bitmovin Streams easier. Please note if you have issues with these tools or products, your best bet for support is to search online for additional resources to do with your problem or contact the appropriate vendor.


OBS is a great tool to start with if you're new to live streaming. Simply download, and then set up your Livestream following our tutorial.

Sample Video Files

If you wanted to try out Bitmovin Streams, but don't have specific videos you want to test with, we recommend these sites for samples:

11 Sample video files - Samples are of Big Buck Bunny and include the formats: AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV, FLV, WEBM, MKV, OGV, 3GP, and 3G2.
Free 360 Video Downloads - This page offers 360°/immersive/panoramic videos.


FFMPEG is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. If you want to get started using it, here are a few places to check out:

FFMPEG - Download FFMPEG for your project
Install FFMPEG on Mac OS X - Use homebrew to install FFMPEG effortlessly on your Mac!
FFmpeg-python - FFMPEG Python lets you use FFMPEG with Python! This is the documentation for this tool.