Everything you need to know about the RTMP pull option. What is RTMP Pull? How to use RTMP Pull?
Written by Paul Nguyen
Updated over a week ago

A Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) Pull link is a playable link of your live stream, which you can set up as a source on another broadcast. The RTMP Pull feature allows you to play one live stream inside the other. You can have an original stream playing in the background and your own graphic overlays with the audio commentary in the foreground.

Note: You need at least a Professional plan to use RTMP Pull feature.

How to Set Up RTMP Pull

  1. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the "Stream with OBS, Vmix" button.

  2. Press the "More" button on the right side of the screen.

  3. Press the "Create Link" button.

    rtmp pull restream
  4. Give your RTMP link a name that will explain its purpose and press "Save".

    rtmp pull link
  5. Open the menu for your link to see the details.

  6. If you require a single-line RTMP Pull Link, you can merge fields for ease of copying.

  7. To use this link, copy it and insert it to your video player as a file path for monitoring, or use it as a media source with FLV type in your streaming application to embed this stream into another stream.

    Tip: You can use up to 10 active connections to a single RTMP Pull link depending on the plan you have.Β 

RTMP Pull use cases

Monitoring stream in real-time in MPC-HC video player

Embedding Pull stream into your main stream

Embedding several pull streams from different accounts into one stream

Tip: 'RTMP Pull' can allow you to create multiple points of view from incoming streams, which means you can switch between the streams of your broadcasters in your main broadcast, for example during ESports tournaments or conventions.

Important: Remember that we do not allow embedding RTMP Pull links inside public players anywhere. It is strictly for internal production and monitoring use only - sharing it to the public (ex. using the RTMP pull a link to display your Restream content directly on a public web page) is prohibited.

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