Socialive has partnered with Brightcove to provide a simple integration between the two platforms, making it easier for you to broadcast from Socialive to Brightcove. There are two ways to broadcast into Brightcove from Socialive, by connecting your account via the API or RTMP. This article will go over the steps to:

Prerequisites

To broadcast to your Brightcove account, you need to:

  • If you are connecting your Brightcove account via API, you need to have your Brightcove API Key. Contact your Brightcove Account Manager to get your API Key.

  • Be a Socialive administrator in your Socialive account


Process

Connecting Your Brightcove Account via API

  1. In Socialive, on the left-side panel, under the Broadcast Live tab, click the Brightcove logo.

  2. In the pop-up that appears, click Add Account.

  3. Some fields will appear on the right side, enter the following information:

    1. Label - This label will be applied as a tag to your media asset in Brightcove. You can create multiple Brightcove "channels" using the same credentials, each with a unique label/tag. This gives you a way to select which Brightcove "channel" you want to use. You can also set up smart playlists and galleries to automatically publish these live videos.

    2. Publisher ID - Enter your API Key in this field.

    3. API Key - Enter your API Key in this field.

    4. Credential Label - Enter your API Key in this field.

    5. Public Key - Enter your API Key in this field.

    6. Private Key - Enter your API Key in this field.

  4. Click Save. You can now broadcast to Brightcove.


Connecting Your Brightcove Account via RTMP

Alternatively, you can also connect your Brightcove account to Socialive by creating a live event and using the RTMP URL and Stream Key.

  1. Follow the steps in Brightcove's help article on how to Create and Manage a Live Event. Make sure that you select the following options:

    1. In Step 4, set the Region to Virginia.

    2. In Step 6, copy the RTMP URL and Stream Name.

  2. In Socialive, on the left-side panel, under the Broadcast Live tab, click the asterisk icon.

  3. In the pop-up that appears, click Add RTMP.

  4. Another pop-up will appear. Enter the following information:

    1. Label - Enter the name of the account you are adding.

    2. Server URL - Paste the RTMP URL from your Brightcove live event.

    3. Stream Key - Paste the Stream Name from your Brightcove live event.

  5. Make sure the option to save the RTMP to your account so it can be reused for other broadcasts is checked.

  6. Click Save. Your Brightcove account will appear under the RTMP channels and you can now stream to it.


Broadcasting to Brightcove

Once connected, admins within your Socialive account can broadcast live to Brightcove at any time without any manual setup or configuration in Brightcove ahead of time. Alternatively, you can broadcast live to a pre-configured live event in Brightcove by adding an RTMP connection.

When you broadcast to Brightcove, a new live media asset will appear in your library with the Title, Description, and Tag (label) entered in Socialive.


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