Setting up your encoder (Wowza GoCoder App)

 


Visit the Apple App store or the Google Play store to find the Wowza GoCoder App and install it onto your device:

Apple: App Store
Android: Google Play Store

Once installed launch GoCoder on your device and you should see the welcome screen:




You will need all the streaming settings from your "Dashboard" in order to get your GoCoder streaming to your HAB event.

You can find these in the "Stream" section of your event page's "Dashboard".


Once you have launched GoCoder, go to the Enter server info section, as shown above and you'll be presented with this page:



Go into Connect To "Wowza streaming Engine" 
In here you will find the following options:

Host
Application
Login

Firstly go to the Host info and enter the Server and Port info

Server settings you need will be found in your stream control centre from your event's dashboard - they will look similar to the below example:

Encoder Settings

rtmp://xxxxxx.habstream.com/app-xxx


From this URL you need to extract the address after rtmp:// and before /app-xxx

So in this case it would be: xxxxxx.habstream.com

Enter this into Sever settings in the Host info in GoCoder as below:

Leave Port as 1935 (this is default)




Next you need to navigate to the Application Settings.

In here you need the Application and Stream name

You can find the Application name at the end of the same URL that you just used to input the Server settings.

Server settings you need will be found in your stream control centre from your event's dashboard - they will look similar to the below example:

Encoder Settings

rtmp://xxxxx.habstream.com/app-xxxx


From this URL you need to extract the address at the end /app-xxxx

So in this case it would be: app-10ee

Input this info into the Application, as below:




Stream Name can be found  in your stream control centre from your event's dashboard - they will look similar to the below example:

Encoder Settings

rtmp://xxxxxxx.habstream.com/app-xxxxx
xxxxxxxx
xxxxxx
xxxxxx

Input the Stream Name as in the above screenshot:

 

Next up you need to input the Login details, these can be found  in your stream control centre from your event's dashboard - they will look similar to the below example:

xxxxxx
xxxxxx

Enter these details into GoCoder as below:



Then click Back and Done in the menu system to get you back to the main GoCoder environment, as below:




All you need to do now is select the desired video settings.

You can change the bitrate down in the bottom left corner as seen in the graphic above. We recommend the highest bitrate of 5000Kbps for the best quality stream.

You can also change your Video Settings such as Framerate and Keyframe interval - We suggest 25fps and a Keyframe interval of 50 for Hire A Broadcast streams.

When you have all this info in your GoCoder app, you are ready to go live!

Remember to "Enable Streaming" in your stream control centre from your event's dashboard.

On this page you will also see a video preview.

When streaming is enabled, you can then view a video preview, press the red button on your GoCoder app to start streaming! 

Simple as that!