How to LIVE stream everywhere with Switchboard Joicaster

David Foster 12.05.2016 10 comments

There are a lot of platforms you can live stream your videos to. We don’t recommend streaming to too many places (we limit it to the number of places we can keep up with comments), but getting your message out to multiple places can have advantages when you feel you’re ready for it.

We use Wirecast, which sends a single stream to Joicaster, which then sends our shows to multiple platforms at once, like Facebook, Periscope, and YouTube. Joicaster doesn’t replace your current switching and streaming software – it works with it to send your stream to multiple places.

Joicaster has a ton of streaming services built in, and for any you want to use that aren’t pre-configured, there’s a Custom RTMP option.

You can find Joicaster here, and if you use our coupon code “livestreamingpros” you can get $10 off. Check out the video for the full walkthrough of using Joicaster, and if you’ve got any questions, ask them in the comments! And, check out our interview with Rudy Ellis from Switchboard (the company behind Joicaster) here.

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David Foster

I used to be the CEO of a tech start up, and learned that I don't like the corporate environment. I like helping people brand themselves, and building REAL relationships with their customers. I also really enjoy technology. I also LOVE helping people learn new stuff. Lets go LIVE!

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Jade Sambrook
Guest
Worst experience of my life! Added 4 destinations (Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, Periscope and Youtube). Hit Broadcast Now and then got a message that I could not go live because my free plan only allows for 3 destinations. So I upgraded to the individual plan for $9.99 per month. Hit the Broadcast Now button but got some message that my plan does not allow for custom RMTP. So I upgraded to have the custom RMTP for $12.99 per month. Hit the Broadcast Now button and got another message that said I could not broadcast because at most my plan only… Read more »
Captain America
Member

Hey Jade. What you have to do is have 2 custom RTMPS and then use the API for Facebook. That’s what we do. That’ll give you your profile and a page. Then use rtmp for YouTube and periscope. That’s how we do it. They are launching a whole new version that’s going to be much more clear. I feel your frustration. I had to deal with that at the beginning too. I think I’ll update the post to reflect that. Sorry about the bad experience. I’m sure once the new version is available all of this will be cleared up.

Travis Shields
Guest

Hi David, do you know if this has been updated yet?

David Foster
Guest

I am not 100%. I have not been using the service lately. If you are not a member of our group yet, join over at facebook.com/groups/livestreamingpros and we can tag Rudy and get you taken care of.

Jade Sambrook
Guest
Thank you so much David for the quick reply! And thank you for explaining exactly what I must do to get it to work. I’m also pleased to know that you understand my frustration. I just really wanted it to work so badly, but I kept hitting a brick wall and then I voiced my frustrations a little more harshly than I should have. The truth is that I love the Joicaster interface, as well as the social sharing tools they have implemented. I also think that productivity wise it would be a lot of fun to be able to… Read more »
Captain America
Member

No, I don’t want to delete it so that others who may have the same issue can see the solution. It’s OK to get frustrated sometimes. Especially doing live video lol. Glad it all worked out. Keep us posted. And yes, their support is great.

Manu
Guest

Tried using Joicaster this morning, attempting to broadcast to YT and FB but I got a warning message saying that FB Terms & Conditions do not allow simultaneous streaming to any other platform. Is this right?

Danny
Guest

Yes Manu that is right – you need to set up a CustomRTMP for YouTube.

David – where can we get the settings to enter into Joicaster for this please?

aram
Guest

Have you tried “Wirecast Go” or any other mobile solution with Switchboard/Joicaster? I am looking to always shoot from a phone.

Luria Petrucci
Admin

Tried Wirecast Go. It was okay, but needed improvement. Check out Switcher Go or Switcher Studio.

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