In order to create or test a Live Stream you will need to have some RTMP ingest data available.
The two easiest ways to do that are by either using [OBS](🔗) or [FFMPEG](🔗)
Once you are done testing, make sure to turn off the Stream again by calling the STOP API or clicking stop inside the Streams Live detail page
## Create sample data using FFMPEG:
The following command will create a sample video file and send the output to the specified RTMP server:
You need to fill in the following properties:
### Stream URL:
### Stream Key:
After calling the streams.live.create() API, the streamKey will be part of the response object. Alternatively can also start a new Stream via the Bitmovin Dashboard and copy the streamKey there.
## Create ingest data via OBS
[Download OBS from here](🔗)
Once installed, go to Settings
Select Stream section and enter the Server and StreamKey (See FFMPEG section above for how to obtain these values)
Select an input source from the Sources panel. This can be a static image, your webcam, ect.)
Press Start Streaming and enjoy the show