Flash Media Live Encoder (Audio Only)

Adobe's Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) is a free streaming encoder for Mac and PC that you can use to send audio to Stretch. While it may not have all of the bells and whistles of some other programs, FMLE is a great option if you're able to bring an audio source into your computer. In this article, we will go over how to set up an audio only stream through FMLE. 

Please note: You can also stream video with FMLE! Click here for more information. 


Audio Setup

Above is an overview of FMLE's interface. If you plan on streaming audio only, be sure to uncheck the video box on the left hand side!

Here are the settings you'll want to use under the audio section:

  • Device: Select your audio source (typically USB Audio or Microphone Line In) 
  • Format: Mp3 
  • Channels: Stereo 
  • Sample Rate: 44100 
  • Bit Rate: 96 Kbps 

When finished, your audio settings should look like this:


Output Settings

Once your audio settings are good to go, you'll need to configure FMLE to send to Stretch. You should see the output settings on the right hand side of the window (if you don't, make sure "Output" is selected on Panel Options). Make sure "Stream to Flash Media Server" is checked and refer to the information below:

  • FMS URL: This is where you'll enter your RTMP address (provided by Stretch). If you're not sure what your RTMP address is, email or call our support team any time and they can look it up for you!
  • Stream: Enter the name that corresponds with the audio channel you selected when scheduling the event. In most cases, "Audio Channel 1" would be something like clientnameaudio. As with the RTMP address, feel free to contact our support team if you're unsure what to put. 
  • You can disregard Backup URL and the Connect button. 
  • All settings should save automatically so you should only have to configure them once!

Here's how your output settings should look when you're finished:

Please note: The FMS URL and Stream name will be different for each institution. In the example above, there would be numbers in place of the x's. Contact us if you need help!


Game Day 

On the day of your event, open up FMLE and confirm that all of the settings are correct. If your audio source is set up properly, you should see green audio levels bouncing at the top of the window. When you've warmed up your beautiful pipes, click the big green start button at the bottom of the window and let the show begin! 

Please note: If you're using FMLE for the first time, we recommend calling our support team so we can make sure everything is coming in ok. 

Happy streaming!

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