How to set up your own private RTMP server using nginx

How to set up your own private RTMP server using nginx

It's working but only kinda stream labs cant connect to the server but when I go in and type the server up into google it comes up just like it should and I have no clue how to fix it
It took me a while to start using this feature in OBS.
For those who are having trouble transmitting to Facebook, I have adopted a very simple solution that yielded results: Just omit the Facebook server port in the nginx.conf file, like this: "push rtmp://live-api-s.facebook.com/rtmp/... "
Thus, the stream was received in the preview of Facebook.
Beside that, this solution allowed me to stop using recording settings to stream over UDP, since the RTMP stream are easily accessed through VLC.
For using this with SSL, I wrote instructions on how to use Nginx for Facebook https://josuesworld.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/how-to-use-rtmp-and-rtmps-with-nginx-on-windows/
Is there a way to configure RTMPS over port 443 with NGINX?
This is required for streaming to Facebook.

Thanks.
Thank you very much for the excellent guide. I have used it for month withour any problems on a vps to simultanously stream to facebook and YouTube. Now facebook is changing to only accept SSL-connections via RTMPS on Port 443. If I edit nginx.conf by adding "push rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmps..." I cannot start the server. Can anybody help me????
I am incredibly thankful for this guide!! There are a few things missing for newer users though. I had never used Ubuntu before so I had to learn a lot to get this to work.

1.) When I first installed NGINX, I didn't have a user created (didn't know I needed one) which caused problems because the installs default location is inside a user folder.

2.) When he says to "edit the config file" I had absolutely no clue how to even begin doing that from a command line. But I learned that I needed to use the "vi" editor, and was able to find some other tutorials online about it.

Again, incredibly thankful for this guide, but it seems aimed at users who are already familiar with Ubuntu. But there are many novice users who could use this functionality who would benefit from a more comprehensive tutorial.
i already create my own server in a raspberry pi 3 b+ but how can i access to the rtmp server from another network?

with the internal IP address works great but i want to stream from another network with the public IP address..

thanks a lot.
Thanks for the guide!

Here's my problem: I need to stream sports events to youtube, the camera we're using outputs to hdmi, we use an elgato usb capture device to encode the video feed and outputs it via usb to a computer. Than we grab that encoded feed with OBS and stream it to youtube. Except that the camera needs to be close to the computer (due to hdmi cable length limitations) and we'd like to put the camera farther away from the computer...

Using a raspberry and a usb capture device, would it be possible to stream to the computer over wifi or ethernet?

Something like this:
camera > usb capture card > raspberry > network > computer > youtube
Great guide but for some reason I'm running into the same issue as another. When I stream my CPU usage goes just as high as when I'm streaming normally to twitch.
I couldn't get this to work because I was using a network bridge, but my friend who wasn't got his to work fine. I guess just keep that inmind if you're doing this.
Thanks for writing this, it got me fairly far. However it does assume a bit of prior knowledge. I've used Linux before, but not extensively.
I found out that I needed to install unzip. I had to Google that. For newbies, it would be good to include this line before unzipping:
sudo apt-get install zip unzip

Also for the initial line:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libssl-dev
I got loads of 404 errors. That's apparently because some of the paths are old. I Googled and found that the following worked:

apt-get update && install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libssl-dev

Not sure why!

However, when I got to the end and added to the config file and tried to stream to it from OBS I just got server not found.

I used something similar to this:
rtmp {
server{
listen 1935;
chunk_size 4096;

application live {
live on;
record off;
push rtmp://live.twitch.tv/app/[streamkeyfromtwitch];
push rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/[streamkeyfromyoutube];
}
}
}

and streamed to rtmp://(My-IP)/live

Any thoughts on how I can debug this. I really don't like it when things don't work!
Good stuff to deal with ISP oversea speed throttle and lower down resource use.

There is a way to add stream key for OBS (to rtmp server)?
I'm using a VPS and this VPS also running my small website.
I'm afraid of someone will know my VPS public IP (since it can be discover by reverse website IP).
Since OBS didn't support proxy/socks so I can't tunnel to VPS to make a local proxy/socks and using block all IP from using RTMP protocol except localhost.
can i use this method to lower my cpu usage ? when i stream on my pc my cpu blows up and stream stops randomly from obs , so i was thinking maybe i can let my rasperi board handle streaming part
You have done something wrong when it comes to installing the RTMP modules, if anyone is getting an error when configuring the RTMP config file do this >> ./configure --with-http_ssl_module --add-module=../nginx-rtmp-module-dev << As you can see, I changed the 'module' at the end to 'dev' as you are no longer downloading module.zip but dev.zip. Hope this helps some people!
dodgepong
dodgepong
Looks like that was one more spot I missed when I did the update a couple weeks ago, thanks for the catch. Sorry about that.
I think this guide is outdated.
It mentions version 1.15.1 at the top, then asks us do download a dev.zip file, and then extracting a master.zip file, that we haven't been intructed to download. And after that it wants us to go to a folder named nginx-1.13.1, which doesn't exist, because we downloaded the 1.15.1.

If I extract the 1.15.1 file and the dev.zip, the installation in the next steps fails.
same if I download the 1.13.1 file and master.zip, although I get a different error.

I'm using ubuntu in windows.
dodgepong
dodgepong
Hi Popupkiller,

I missed a couple spots when I recently updated the guide for a newer version, thanks. The correct files are nginx-1.15.1.tar.gz for nginx and dev.zip for the rtmp module.
I have the same issue as
"BreakTV 5.00 star(s) Jan 25, 2018
When i start the nginx via cmd nothing hapends and when i type my ip adress in my broswer to test the server the page doesn't load...."

Now when i run nginx without adding rtmp code at the bottom of the conf file, nginx runs and can be found on web browser - localhost.

Only after i edit the conf file and add the rtmp code, nginx does not run anymore and server cannot be found as localhost in web browser.
what am i doing wrong pls?

thanks
nice!!!
When i start the nginx via cmd nothing hapends and when i type my ip adress in my broswer to test the server the page doesn't load....
Amazing guide and a powerful way to multistream with Obs Studio. Excellent! Anyone having trouble with YouTube container format I posted a solution in the discussion https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/how-to-set-up-your-own-private-rtmp-server-using-nginx.12891/page-31#post-308773
Everything works great! However Youtube is giving me a RED stream status with the error: "Please change the video's container format. The current container format is not correct for this configuration." This seems to be a 'badContainer' error, any ideas why and how to fix? I would like a GREEN status in Youtube!
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