How to Live Stream your Security Camera to Youtube - Montavue
Video Transcription
today in this video we're going to be
showing you how to live stream your
montevue security camera all the way to
YouTube now this is going to be useful
for a select group of you but it's an
excellent tool to stream things like
church services sports events or even
daycare centers so that the parents can
check on their kids during the day so a
lot of really good uses for live
streaming uh the trick here is that we
need to live stream to a YouTube account
now before we get into this video I'm
going to just hit this right on the head
and that is in order to live stream from
a YouTube account you need a 24 hour
waiting period for most accounts unless
you're well established with lots of
subscribers so right now before we get
into this video I'd like you guys to log
into your YouTube account or create one
by going to and signing up
and then once you guys are in your
account you're gonna see this little
symbol in the upper right corner says go
live and then when we click on it we're
hit with this waiting 24 hours so
once you guys have done this I will see
you tomorrow restart this video from
this point and we can go from there for
setting it up
now that we've waited our 24 hours we
are ready to go live with YouTube but we
first need to set this up as well so in
order to set up a camera for recording
straight to the internet and streaming
we need to separate it from the NVR
which means that the camera needs to
plug into a Poe switch or it needs to
plug into a power adapter and then be
run to the router either way if the
camera is on the NVR it won't work
simply because there are security
features built into it
essentially to make the camera invisible
to the Internet so live streaming will
not be possible from an NVR based camera
we have to put it on a Poe switch
okay so now now that we have the YouTube
live streaming activated and we have
that camera on a Poe switch I know it's
probably a lot but now we're ready to
continue so we need to log into the
camera first and foremost in order to do
this we need to access the IP address
for that camera
so once you guys have everything plugged
in we're going to open up the Montague
go application
and there is a useful tool here to find
IP addresses for your guys's cameras on
your network
so go to the home screen we're going to
click on the plus button in the upper
right corner and then we're going to
click on online search
now this is going to scan your entire
network and give you IP addresses for
any camera on there so we just need to
identify which one is the camera we're
going after
Mark that IP address down
and then we're going to take this IP
address and go ahead and log into it via
a computer now this can be a Mac or a PC
as long as it's connected to the same
network that your guys's camera is on
aka the same router then we're good to
go so once we're on that computer we're
going to open up any web browser if
you're choosing we're going to go to the
address bar at the very top and we do
not want to do a Google search but the
address bar right up here and we're
going to type in the IP address of that
camera so here I'm going to enter in
mine and once you have that in just hit
and you'll see we're taken to a login
screen for this camera for the username
and password it's likely going to be
admin and all lowercase letters and if
your camera was previously on an NVR it
will be the same password that you use
to access your NVR or it's just going to
be the same password that you guys have
always used for your camera all right
now that we're in the camera interface
we're going to go over to setting it's
going to be in the upper right corner
we're going to click on that Tab and
once we're in the settings page we're
going to look to the far left and we're
going to click on where it says camera
underneath that we are now going to
select where it says video
all right guys once we're in the video
section there are a few things that we
have to change in order to conform the
security camera to YouTube standards for
live streaming one of those is the
encode mode this one needs to be
switched to
h.264 and you can switch this for both
mainstream and substream however you're
only going to be using one of these to
stream live the next thing we need to
change is the encoding strategy we're
essentially turning off Smart codec so
here we're going to select this and turn
it to General
the last thing we have here is the bit
rate we need to change this to 4096 so
especially if it's any higher than this
number it simply will not work with
YouTube live streaming so again we want
to change that bit rate to 4096. all
right guys once you've made these
changes let's go ahead and hit save
and then we're going to go over to audio
on the left side
if you guys have a built-in microphone
for your camera we need to change the
audio encoding first of all we need to
enable it then we need to change the
encode mode to AAC once you've made the
audio adjustments go ahead and hit save
then we are ready to go over to network
on the left side then we're going to
select access platform here at the
then up here I want you to select rtmp
and the settings we need to have on this
page are enabled
we need the mainstream enabled
we need custom as a choice
the port needs to be 1935 and in the
custom address here's where we need to
get a specific set of numbers from
YouTube so now that you guys have access
to live streaming we're going to go
ahead and open up that web page real
from the YouTube live stream page we're
going to grab the live stream URL down
here we're going to copy that
we're going to go back to the web page
that has our camera settings we're going
to go into that custom address and we're
going to paste the live stream URL next
we're going to go back into that YouTube
page and then we're going to copy the
live stream key
going back to the web page for the
camera we're going to go into the custom
address bar we're going to select our
cursor at the very end of what we just
pasted in
now I'd like you guys to put in a
forward slash looks like this
then we're going to paste that stream
key into this box
so ultimately you'll have the stream URL
a forward slash and then the stream key
all pasted in this box
okay if everything looks just like mine
obviously except for your different
stream key and stream URL we're going to
hit save changes
now hopefully shortly after you guys hit
save changes we're going to go back to
your YouTube page and you might have to
wait a minute or two and we should see
that streaming starts up and with a live
video come up right here on YouTube
now you don't have to keep this page
active I've played around with this a
bit you can close out and your stream
should continue as long as your guys's
camera is on and powered in through the
network however if you guys are ready to
end the stream go back into your YouTube
page and go back to the live section if
you guys completely close out and then
you should have the availability of end
stream up here in the red
now one thing your guys's YouTube page
will do is every live stream you guys
perform it will actually record and save
it as content so if you guys don't want
any of these old streams to be saved you
can go over to content then click on the
live Tab and then you guys can delete
there are some settings so that you guys
don't have those recorded but you guys
can play around with the YouTube
settings and kind of figure out what you
want from there all right that is all I
have for live streaming your security
cameras to YouTube if you guys have any
questions on this process give our tech
support a call we are here Monday
through Friday keep in mind the YouTube
side of things we have limited
availability to help on however if you
guys need help with that camera settings
or network setting up give us a call
we're happy to help with anything you
guys need as always I appreciate you
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