Vmix Basics

vMix Streaming software


vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilizes the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing, a task previously only possible on expensive dedicated hardware mixers.

vMix also functions as  live streaming software that allows you to publish your live productions directly to the Internet!.

vMix runs on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 platforms.

vMix is a complete live video production software solution with features including LIVE mixing, switching, recording and LIVE streaming of SD, full HD and 4K video sources including cameras, video files, DVDs, images, Powerpoint and much much more.

System Requirements


The following is a quick overview of the steps needed to begin streaming to Stretch. 

1. Open the streaming window in vMix

Click the cog icon next to the Stream button in the main vMix window.

2. The streaming window will appear

3. Enter in your streaming provider details

Select your streaming provider from the drop down list or select Custom RTMP Server if your provider is not listed.

If your provider is listed, you can simply login and select a Channel to stream to directly from vMix as shown:

Alternatively, the channel settings can be specified manually using the instructions below.

Custom RTMP Server

vMix supports most 3rd party streaming providers (also known as CDNs) and dedicated streaming servers such as WOWZA.

The following information is needed from your chosen streaming provider:

URL: This is where you will enter the streaming address to get the stream to Stretch. If you don't know your streaming url, please contact our support team. 

Stream Name or Key: This is where you will enter the stream name for the stream. The name is associated with the channel that the event is scheduled for. However, it isn't the same as the name of the channel. If you don't know your stream name, please contact our support team.  

Once you have retrieved this information, type it into the boxes provided.

4. Select a quality setting

The Quality setting you select will depend on a variety of factors, including the speed of your internet connection and your viewers.

The cog icon can also be clicked to open up the Streaming Quality window where you can customize these settings to suit your requirements.

5. Select an Application

By default the free FFMPEG is installed with vMix and provides high quality 
streaming with H264 video and AAC audio.

Optionally, the free Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) can be installed in order to stream with vMix.

This can be downloaded from the Adobe web site.

FMLE can be used if your streaming provider does not support FFMPEG, or if you need MP3 audio encoding support.

6. Start Streaming!

Click Start to begin streaming. The button will light up red in both the Streaming window and in the main vMix window when streaming.

After a few seconds if you receive an error, double check the settings in step 3. to ensure they match the details given to you by your streaming provider.

7. Advanced settings

An overview of all the settings available can be found in the Streaming - Settings section.

For More information, below is the link to the full, searchable help guide provided by vMix.


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