Instagram live streaming with obs/xsplit - it works! But how?

#1
Hello all together!

Let's finally find a solution for
livestreaming on instagram from your pc (with obs/xsplit!)
I've been trying it for days now.

(IMPORTANT: I am able to go live from my pc
with a single webcam. Just use an android
emulator like NOX or Blustacks and go for it.)

I know a lot of people are going to say: It's not possible until instagram
officially publishes their "something code" (dunno...) for third party access to their
livestreaming feature. HOWEVER: I've seen a stream with overlays and multiple cams in the past. So it IS possible SOMEHOW. Sadly, I can't remember where I've seen it as this has
been a while ago...

The problem: I want to use OBS or XSplit in order
to use multiple webcams. So far so good.
Both OBS and Xsplit have a "virtual webcam" function
(Xsplit native, OBS needs a free plugin).

So it should work right? No.

###########
Problems:
- You cannot change the video source in Bluestacks or Nox.
Both use the "default" webcam of your pc. Or to be more precise:
I cannot find any options for changing the source.
- Windows won't let you change the "default" webcam.
OC you could disable all webcams except for the needed one
(which would be a virtual one), however, I want to use both webcams
in order to create a scene.

- I've also tried an emulator named "Andy". This one lets you choose
your video source, however, it only recognizes "hardware webcams".
I can only find them for exmaple when using a webbrowser.
If I then open up a website which needs a webcam,
I can choose the virtual cam of xsplit/obs.

###########
Recap of things I've tried:
- Tried to change the video source in BlueStacks/Nox
- Tried to change the "default" webcam in WIN.
- Tried the WIN10 Instagram APP. No Livestreaming feature.
(But even if it would be possible. I don't think that you could
set a virtual one as your default as it's not listed in devices)
- Tried to find a website with full instagram functionality as
I am able to choose the virtual cams in browsers.
- Tried to get the "ARC Welder" (or something like that) runtime and extension
running under WIN/chrome browser. Result: Not working.
- Tried to find a third party service which lets you post instagram stuff
from you pc, hoping to find one with a livestreaming feature (of course a failure).
- In the past I've watched a youtube video of a guy who changes some settings
in a browser (dunno which one though...) and then uses instagram inside the browser.
Cannot find the video though and anyways: I don't think it had the full functionality. However: If you know that video or find it - let me know...
Trying literally EVERYTHING right now in order to get this running...
- Tried to find a post I've seen somewhere of a guy (I believe...) who reverse engineered the instagram "something code" (dunno anymore) and was able to somehow get it running.
But then again: I don't know what exactly he has been able to achieve. But I think it
had something to do with OBS.

###########
ADDITIONAL INFO:

In case you wonder: Trying to setup instagram livestreams from my recording studio.
Including Mics, two cams (one in the mixing room, one in the recording booth) etc.
Again.. Just in case you wonder.

###########
LAST WORDS (Ha.Ha.Ha.):
If you know any workaround for pc... let me know.
If you know any way to get this running on my smartphone... let me know.
If you can provide ANY HELP whatsoever: PLEASE let me know.

Not kidding around here.
At this point I would even PAY someone who has a solution for me.

Any help is highly appreciated.
I googled my fingers down to the bone.
I'm done haha.
IT IS POSSIBLE! I'VE SEEN IT!
But hoooooow.. :D


GREETINGS!
 

RytoEX

Forum Moderator
#3
It is possible using hidden APIs and third-party tools. Jim does not want to add Instagram streaming as an option for OBS until Instagram publishes some official APIs and tools for handling it. See his comments on this pull request:
Jim said:
Unfortunately, I don't want to fool users in to thinking instagram is actually available as a streaming service, only to find that the only way to do it is via some third-party web page that uses one of instagram's hidden APIs. Until it's more publically available, I would prefer it if people who used this method just used the custom server section instead.
 
#4
Hey Patrick,
Even that at this point you would PAY to get a solution, i'll offer you a very quick, easy and great solution for free.

If you seen anyone streaming to Instagram from a desktop or OBS, that's probably through Loola.TV.

I already understand that you know about OBS Virtual Webcam allowing you to use OBS as a webcam.
Now all you need to do is use Loola, is new live streaming platform that enables live broadcasting from a desktop browser to Instagram and several other apps.

To set-up OBS with Loola you can use this guide.

Enjoy :)
 
#8
Hello all together!

Let's finally find a solution for
livestreaming on instagram from your pc (with obs/xsplit!)
I've been trying it for days now.

(IMPORTANT: I am able to go live from my pc
with a single webcam. Just use an android
emulator like NOX or Blustacks and go for it.)

I know a lot of people are going to say: It's not possible until instagram
officially publishes their "something code" (dunno...) for third party access to their
livestreaming feature. HOWEVER: I've seen a stream with overlays and multiple cams in the past. So it IS possible SOMEHOW. Sadly, I can't remember where I've seen it as this has
been a while ago...

The problem: I want to use OBS or XSplit in order
to use multiple webcams. So far so good.
Both OBS and Xsplit have a "virtual webcam" function
(Xsplit native, OBS needs a free plugin).

So it should work right? No.

###########
Problems:
- You cannot change the video source in Bluestacks or Nox.
Both use the "default" webcam of your pc. Or to be more precise:
I cannot find any options for changing the source.
- Windows won't let you change the "default" webcam.
OC you could disable all webcams except for the needed one
(which would be a virtual one), however, I want to use both webcams
in order to create a scene.

- I've also tried an emulator named "Andy". This one lets you choose
your video source, however, it only recognizes "hardware webcams".
I can only find them for exmaple when using a webbrowser.
If I then open up a website which needs a webcam,
I can choose the virtual cam of xsplit/obs.

###########
Recap of things I've tried:
- Tried to change the video source in BlueStacks/Nox
- Tried to change the "default" webcam in WIN.
- Tried the WIN10 Instagram APP. No Livestreaming feature.
(But even if it would be possible. I don't think that you could
set a virtual one as your default as it's not listed in devices)
- Tried to find a website with full instagram functionality as
I am able to choose the virtual cams in browsers.
- Tried to get the "ARC Welder" (or something like that) runtime and extension
running under WIN/chrome browser. Result: Not working.
- Tried to find a third party service which lets you post instagram stuff
from you pc, hoping to find one with a livestreaming feature (of course a failure).
- In the past I've watched a youtube video of a guy who changes some settings
in a browser (dunno which one though...) and then uses instagram inside the browser.
Cannot find the video though and anyways: I don't think it had the full functionality. However: If you know that video or find it - let me know...
Trying literally EVERYTHING right now in order to get this running...
- Tried to find a post I've seen somewhere of a guy (I believe...) who reverse engineered the instagram "something code" (dunno anymore) and was able to somehow get it running.
But then again: I don't know what exactly he has been able to achieve. But I think it
had something to do with OBS.

###########
ADDITIONAL INFO:

In case you wonder: Trying to setup instagram livestreams from my recording studio.
Including Mics, two cams (one in the mixing room, one in the recording booth) etc.
Again.. Just in case you wonder.

###########
LAST WORDS (Ha.Ha.Ha.):
If you know any workaround for pc... let me know.
If you know any way to get this running on my smartphone... let me know.
If you can provide ANY HELP whatsoever: PLEASE let me know.

Not kidding around here.
At this point I would even PAY someone who has a solution for me.

Any help is highly appreciated.
I googled my fingers down to the bone.
I'm done haha.
IT IS POSSIBLE! I'VE SEEN IT!
But hoooooow.. :D


GREETINGS!
Hi...

I have a solution without using emulator. if you want contact with me.

email: prolivestream2@gmail.com

I will check it as soon as possible
 
#9
Is there a way to do this, while also using OBS to live stream to multiple platforms via restream.io?

I have a friend who does it, but he bought a $100 piece of hardware.
 
#13
I'm streaming from obs to facebook, youtube, periscope and other rtmp's via restream. All of these are in 16:9 ratio but instagram live is 9:16 is there any solution to this?
Even if I could reduce the size of the 16:9 to fit into the vertical instagram live, that would be nice.
 
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