Restream.io multisite livestreaming with FFmpeg

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Restream.io has a free basic service that streams to over 30 sites, from a single incoming stream from FFmpeg. While PyLivestream itself can live-stream to multiple sites using FFmpeg, this uses N times the data bandwidth for N sites, whereas restream.io takes one incoming stream and sends it to multiple sites, saving your Internet data bandwidth. This is useful for slow Internet connections or where Internet connection cost is expensive per gigabyte.

I use the free service from restream.io primarily for YouTube Live and Periscope.

  • connect restream.io to Twtitter and Facebook to send stream notifications to your feed.
  • restream.io sends tweet containing preview/link to stream just like native Periscope app (from Periscope)
  • use Titles on restream.io to set stream titles all at once (before stream start)

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