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Live stream your WiFi or wired IP camera to Youtube (or elsewhere)Updated 2 months ago

This guide shows you how to live stream the feed from your Green Feathers bird box camera straight to Youtube, or to any other programme or website, but we will use Youtube as our example.

If you have a wireless or wired analogue camera that connects to a computer using a USB adapter then you need to follow this guide instead.

Please be aware that OBS Studio can only stream one camera at a time. You will need a second computer with OBS also installed on it to stream multiple cameras. If you want to use multiple cameras in the same live stream, switch between them, use backgrounds or overlay a logo onto your live stream, watch this video after following this guide.

Before You Begin

Make sure your bird box camera is powered on, connected to your internet router and has been added to your Windows or Apple computer. If the camera has only been added to your phone or tablet, use this guide to easily add it to your computer. 

You will also need to install OBS Studio, make a Youtube account, and follow the instructions on this page to verify your account. This can take up to 24 hours.

Let's Get Started

The very first thing you need to do is find the RTSP stream address for your camera. Click this link to learn what an RTSP stream is and how to find it.

Now you need to open up OBS Studio and click on 'Media Source'.

Click on 'Create new', and set a name for the stream if you want.

In the following window, untick the 'Local File' box and paste your RTSP stream into the 'Input' field.

Now click 'OK', you should see the image from your camera. If OBS Studio asks for network permissions allow it Private access, or the stream will not work.

Now go to Youtube, and click on 'Go live'.

Give your stream a name and category then click 'Create Stream'.

The following window will pop up if it's your first time. Click on the copy button next to 'Stream key' to copy it, then open up OBS Studio again.

In OBS Studio go to File > Settings > Stream.

Select 'Youtube / Youtube Gaming' as the service and paste the stream key into the 'Stream Key' field.

Click 'OK', then select 'Start Streaming' on the bottom right of the screen.


Now if you go back to Youtube, the live stream should be working.

Need more help?

If you need help with anything else please check out our other guides or get in contact.

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