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](🔗)

:warning: 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 :warning:

## 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:

use ""

### Stream Key:

After calling the 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