Important: Please note that all API-dependent features such as Restream Chat, Analytics, Events, Titles page, etc. won't work if you connect Facebook manually to Restream.

While the Events tool is a great and easy way to create an event on multiple platforms simultaneously, it's not the solution for all situations especially if you already have a pre-created event on Facebook.

Follow the steps below to connect an existing Facebook event with your Restream account:

Connect an existing Facebook Event to Restream

  1. Go to Facebook Live Producer.

  2. You will see the list of your upcoming events there.

    Manually Connect to an Existing Facebook Event
  3. Press Set up live video button.

    Manually Connect to an Existing Facebook Event
  4. Choose Streaming software as a video source.

    Manually Connect to an Existing Facebook Event
  5. Copy the unique streaming key for your event.

    Manually Connect to an Existing Facebook Event
  6. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the "Add/Edit destination" button.

  7. Select the option "Custom RTMP" from the list.

    Restream Add Custom RTMP Channel

  8. Copy and paste this rtmps://live-api-s.facebook.com:443/rtmp/ as your RTMP URL and insert the stream key you copied earlier from Facebook and click Add channel button.

    Manually Connect to an Existing Facebook Event
  9. And that's it! Start streaming a few minutes before the time you've set on Facebook and it will go live automatically at the scheduled time.

Important Note: Facebook will NOT show your stream as live on your page until your scheduled time. This does not apply if you schedule the stream through the Restream Events page (you can start the stream ahead of the scheduled time with this method. Learn more here.)

Additional Information and Streaming Requirements

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when streaming to Facebook:

We strongly recommend following the Facebook streaming requirements, otherwise, we do not guarantee the proper work for this service.

Video Format

  • Expected resolution: 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second.

  • Keyframe: GOP of 2 seconds or keyframe every 2 seconds.

  • Recommended max bit rate: 4000-6000 Kbps. The right bitrate will depend on the speed of your internet connection. Learn more about avoiding connectivity issues.

  • Live API: H264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio-only.

Video Length

  • 8-hour maximum length

Audio Format

  • Sample rate: 48 kHz

  • Channel layout: Stereo or Mono

  • Codec: AAC

  • Bit rate: up to 256 kbps

Advanced Settings

  • Pixel aspect ratio: Square

  • Frame Types: Progressive Scan

  • Bitrate Encoding: CBR


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