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Add your encoder's feed to your stream in Classic Studio

Display the feed of your external software and customize it with RTMP Source.

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Written by Becca
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Connect your streaming software such as Zoom, OBS, or others into Restream Studio.

How to add an RTMP Source

  1. Go to Restream Studio and click on the Add source icon.

  2. Select RTMP Source.

  3. Copy your RTMP settings and paste them into your encoder's stream settings.

  4. Start streaming from your encoder.

  5. The RTMP feed will appear as an additional feed on your Studio's left-hand preview area. Toggle it on to add it to your stream.


  • This feature is available on specific paid plans. You can read more here.

  • You can only have one RTMP Source at a time in Studio.

  • Required settings for HD streams:

    • Video: up to 720p (1280 x 720) resolution

    • Recommended Bitrate: up to 2800kps for 30fps and up to 4500kbps for 60fps

    • FPS: up to 60 frames per second

    • Keyframe interval: 2

    • AAC-encoded audio only

  • Required settings for Full HD streams:

    • Video: up to 1080p (1920×1080) resolution

    • Recommended bitrate: up to 4500kbps

    • FPS: up to 30 frames per second

    • Keyframe interval: 2

    • AAC-encoded audio only


Is RTMP Source compatible with Events?

Yes, RTMP Source can be used with Restream Events too.

Will my URL and stream key change or stay the same?

These details are static and will not change unless you choose to manually refresh your key. Note that if you're in the Studio for a Restream Event, your stream key will be unique to that session and cannot be refreshed.

How do I add the RTMP settings to my encoder?

Each streaming encoder is different, but whichever one you use should have a field for stream settings, where you select where your output will be delivered. Look for keywords like "RTMP URL" or "server" and "stream key".

The RTMP URL we provide needs to go into the server selection and our key in the stream key section. For example, on OBS, you need to set up as seen below.

How is RTMP Source useful?

It allows you to bring external sources like Zoom, OBS, and other streaming software directly into Restream Studio, so you can customize and enhance your streams with Studio's graphics, captions, and other features.

For example, your live stream from Zoom can be enhanced with Studio features before appearing on your streaming platforms.

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