Hello, live streamers! We are glad to have you on Muvi Live. It’s time for a quick introduction.
Muvi Live is one of the pioneers in the live-streaming SaaS industry. Using Muvi Live, you can launch and run multiple 24×7 live streams from multiple sources. It offers 100+ industry-leading features, satisfying all the needs of the live streamers.
In this blog, we will tell you about Muvi Live, what you can do with it, and how you can start your first live stream with Muvi Live. So, let’s get started!
What Is Muvi Live?
Before moving forward, let’s give you an eagle-eye view of Muvi Live. Muvi Live is an enterprise-grade live streaming platform that lets you launch your own branded live streams from any source, and stream them wherever you want.
All your live streams can be recorded, and are protected by studio-approved multi-DRM security. The built-in CDN network ensures that your live streams remain lag-free with extremely low latency.
The setup is very easy and simple, and you can do it on your own. You won’t need any technical expertise to launch your live streams.
You can embed live streams on your own website, or you can stream them over multiple social media platforms simultaneously. You can live stream from your mobile phone too, using the Muvi Live mobile app.
It offers multiple cutting-edge features like:
DVR, which lets your audience pause, rewind, and replay live streams.
ABR streaming, by which the quality of your live feeds gets auto-adjusted based on the available internet bandwidth of the viewers.
Generating HLS links and streaming your live feeds across platforms.
Inserting ads into the live streams to generate revenues.
And many more…
You can access the full list of Muvi Live features here.
Here’s a video tour of Muvi Live to get started
What All You Can Do With Muvi Live?
Using Muvi Live, you can do almost all the things any live streamer would ever want to do! Some of the most obvious ones are listed below.
Live Video and Audio Streaming
You can stream both live audio and video using Muvi Live. To start live streaming audio – only content, watch this video.
And while live streaming video content, you can stream through multiple cameras, including your mobile camera! Let’s talk about it in our next section.
Live Streaming From Mobile
Using the Muvi Live mobile app, you can live stream from your mobile phone very easily. Hence, you don’t need to carry your entire setup to live stream from outside. Just your smartphone is enough. Watch this video and get started with live streaming from your smartphone!
Monetizing Your Live Stream
You can insert ads into your live streams, and then generate revenues through live videos. Our multiple payment gateways and different monetization models help you scale up your live-streaming revenues rapidly.
Broadcasting Live Streams on Multiple Platforms
You can integrate multiple and Stream Across social media platforms including YouTube and Facebook. You can simulcast on all the platforms together. Watch this video to learn more.
Share Via HLS Links
You can generate HLS links for your live content, and use this link to share your live streams and stream them across multiple platforms. You can read about the process in detail here.
Securing your live streams
At a time when data leakage and piracy are becoming a major concern worldwide, securing your live streams becomes extremely important. Muvi Live offers the best-in-industry security with studio-approved multi-DRM.
Once you enable the DRM for your live streams, only authentic users will be able to access your content, and no one can record or take a screenshot of your content. Watch this webinar to learn more about it.
Record your live stream
While live streaming using Muvi Live, you can record your live streams easily. For this, you will just have to enable the record option while setting up the live stream.
You can use these recorded streams to produce VOD content out of them and publish them on various platforms to generate additional revenues. Watch this video to learn how to do so.
Live broadcast of meetings and webinars
Along with conventional live streams, you can also use Muvi Live for live meetings and webinars. You can hold password-protected and DRM-Secured live meetings and webinars with over 600 participants, using Muvi Live Meetings. Read this help article to know how you can do so.
Multi-camera live streaming
Muvi Live lets you live stream from multiple sources. Hence, you can use multiple cameras for your live stream. You can even switch cameras in between your live stream to broadcast the most effective footage.
How To Start Your First Live Stream With Muvi Live
It’s now time to guide you through your first live stream using Muvi Live.
So, to start streaming using Muvi Live, you will first sign up with Muvi, add a live stream, configure and integrate streaming software like OBS or vMix, generate HLS link from Muvi Live, and embed it on your website.
The detailed steps of this process are explained below.
Step 1 – Sign Up
Under the Pay-as-you-go plan, you can sign up with Muvi Live for free. You will also get 10 GB of Free Bandwidth and 1 Hour of Live Streaming completely free of cost. Click here to sign up.
Step 2 – Login To Dashboard
After completing the sign up process, please log in to your Muvi Live CMS dashboard to start your first live stream.
Step 3 – Add and Set Up a Live Stream
To add and set up your first live stream, go to the “Live Stream Library” and click on “Add Live Stream”. The live stream form will appear. Fill in all the details in that form and submit it. The live stream will be added based on your chosen settings (as filled in the form).
Step 4 – Setup a Streaming Software (Streaming Encoder)
There are many streaming encoders out there in the market, including the OBS Studio which is free of cost. You can integrate and use any streaming software with Muvi Live, including OBS, vMix, and Wirecast. In this blog, we are going to use the OBS Studio, as it is open source and free to use.
So, after downloading the OBS Studio, open it and click on + icon under the scenes to add a new scene.
You will be asked to add the source of the scene. Click on “Select Video Capture Device” for the source. Click on “OK” and then “OK” to confirm the device.
Then go to “Files”, click on “Settings” and go to “Stream”. Now select “Custom”
Type the server key and stream key obtained from Muvi Live, and click on apply.
Now click on the start streaming button to initiate your live stream.
Your streaming encoder is now integrated with Muvi Live and your live streaming has started.
Step 5 – Generate The Live Streaming Link
You can now go back to your Muvi Live CMS, and generate the HLS link. To do so, just click on the three dots appearing at the corner of your content, and click on Output HLS. The link will appear on your screen. Just copy the link and share it with your audience.
Whoever clicks on the link will be able to view your live stream. You can also embed the link on your website if you want. Otherwise, simply sharing the live link will be more than enough.
You can watch the steps in the video given below to understand the complete process in detail.
How Much Will It Cost?
Muvi Live follows the Pay As You Go pricing structure, where you don’t have to pay any subscription cost upfront. You can start using the platform for free, as you get 1 hour of free live streaming on signing up. Later, as you keep using the platform, you will have to pay according to your usage.
But, if you are a large-scale live streamer, you can buy our enterprise plan. Under the enterprise plan, you will get exclusive 24×7 support with lots of other premium benefits. It will cost you US$ 799 per month.
To Sum Up
Muvi Live is an extremely easy-to-use live streaming software that can be integrated with any third-party encoder. It gives you access to 100+ world-class features like DRM, CDN, and many more, helping you deliver premium quality live streams to your audience.
You can even live stream from your mobile phone using the Muvi Live app. Also, you can share the live streams via HLS links or embed them on your website.
In the coming blogs, we will tell you more about what else can be done using Muvi Live. Till then, sign up with Muvi Live and start your first live stream for free!
Written by: Debarpita Banerjee
Debarpita is a Content Writer with Muvi. With around 2 years of experience in content creation, she has worked across industries like SaaS, EdTech, eLearning, AR-VR, and Metaverse. She believes in delivering content that can be of some value to the readers. In her free time, she likes to try her hand at website and app development.
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