The Wireless Live Streaming plug-in allows a THETA V to 4K video directly to YouTube Live Events. No mobile phone or laptop is required. The THETA V connects to the Internet using Client mode and will stream the 360 video directly to YouTube.
The "Stream Name" and "Primary Server URL" are required at a later stage. Copy and paste these information into the Wireless Live Streaming plug-in configuration application (Details in Step 6). Make sure you are using a reusable stream key.
Open "Settings" from the button on the bottom right.
Tap "Camera settings".
To make the "Plug-in" to be "Wireless Live Streaming", tap "Plug-in" and select the plug-in to be used.
The IP-address of your THETA V is displayed on RICOH THETA smartphone app when your smartphone is connecting to THETA V. Open "Settings" dialog in the app, select "Camera settings", tap "Camera version" and then you can see the following information. In the "Camera version", you can find IP Address "192.168.100.105" here. The IP Address will be changed depends on your network environment.
Once you have the IP address, you can now use any web browser to configure your THETA V for YouTube Live Events.
Open "192.168.100.105:8888" in your browser. Here, "192.168.100.105" is an example, please change it to the IP Address of your THETA V. You will see the configuration tool below. You will need to fill in the Server URL and the Stream name/key with the information from your YouTube Live Event.
You should enter the correct Server URL and the Stream name/key that you copied from YouTube (details in Step 1).
The default settings are 4K(3840x1920) 29.97fps with a bit rate of 20Mbps. But it is better to use the highest settings that your Internet connect supports. The best settings are depending on uploading bandwidth of your internet connection environment. If it is enough environment for streaming, you can select higher resolution and higher bit rate. There is a setting "Auto" in "Bit rates" to measure the better streaming bitrate for the specified resolution. Select "Auto" and tap "Measure". The plug-in starts test streaming and measures the proper bit rate. You can select the following combination of resolution and bit rates.
|4K(3840x1920) 29.97fps||Auto, 40Mbps, 20Mbps(default), 12Mbps|
|2K(1920x960) 29.97fps||Auto, 16Mbps, 6Mbps(default), 3Mbps|
|1K(1024x512) 29.97fps||Auto, 2Mbps, 0.85Mbps(default), 0.5Mbps|
|0.6K(640x320) 29.97fps||Auto, 1Mbps, 0.36Mbps(default), 0.25Mbps|
Tap "Fix streaming settings" to finish settings.
You can press the shutter button of your THETA V to start the stream or press the Start streaming button in the web interface. After this initial configuration, you should be able to use the THETA V as a standalone device for live streaming.
In the web browser plug-in configuration, you’ll see the word Streaming with a red dot next to it. You should have the correct Server URL and the Stream name/key that you copied from YouTube.
The Start streaming button will change to a Stop streaming button.
In the YouTube Live Control Room, make your event Live.
To stop streaming press "Stop streaming" button of web interface or press the shutter button of your THETA V.
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