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Streaming to PlayDJ TV from Larix (iOS)

Streaming to PlayDJ TV from Larix (iOS)

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Streaming with Larix Broadcaster

Larix Broadcaster is our recommended phone and tablet app to stream with. It is a free app that allows you to use your device camera and audio to stream to any location that accepts an RTMP feed – Such as PlayDJ TV!

This guide will take you through the basic steps to get you up and running and streaming with Larix direct to PlayDJ TV.

Please Note: You will need an audio capture device for your phone or tablet. We recommend hardware such as the iRig2 or the Evermix 4.

Getting Started

First, download the Larix Broadcaster app from the app store. Once downloaded and installed, start Larix. It will ask for permissions for camera & audio devices, accept these.

Setting Up

Our first step is to optimise the canvas. Select the ‘Settings’ button on the right side of the screen.

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Once in the ‘Settings’ menu select the ‘Capture and Encoding’ then the ‘Larix’ then the ‘Video’ tab. See pictures below.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog
PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog
PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog
PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

Video Settings

Copy the settings in the picture [and text below] for the video option.

Resolution: 1280 x 720
Orientation: Landscape

Bitrate: 2000 or 25000 Kbps (depending on your upload speed)
Frame Rate: 30 fps
Keyframe frequency: 2 sec
Format: H.264

Audio Settings

Next, go back one, then move to the Audio tab and match the settings again.

Select your audio input device under the Input drop-down menu, for example, the ‘Irig’ if you are using one of these..

Input: Select Your Input device
Channel Count: Stereo

Bitrate: Choose from 128 up to 320 Kbps (depending on your upload speed, however most should be fine with full 320)
Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Please Note: Do not use your microphone as the audio capture!

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

Connection Set Up  

Next, go back to the first settings menu, and move onto the ‘Connections’ tab. Next, tap the ‘+’ in the top right corner.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog
PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

All PlayDJ Credentials

Now name your connection ‘PlayDJ’ and input your ‘Full Stream URL’ located on the ‘Streaming’ page in your profile on PlayDJ.TV

Leave the rest blank. ‘NO’ login required and Target type left as ‘Default’.

Once you are ready hit ‘Save’ and go back to the camera view.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

Quick Tip! 

Your ‘Full Stream URL’ can be found here. Scroll down on the ‘Streaming’ page in your PlayDJ Profile.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog
PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

Go Live!

Next, hit the Red Button!

Now on a different device go to ‘PlayDJ.TV’ and preview your stream.

Please Note: iOS devices do not allow the minimising of the Larix app, it will stop streaming if done so.

Preview Dashboard

Now you will see your stream in the stream dashboard under the stream tab in your profile. Check you are happy with how it’s looking and sounding and choose to go live as either Video or Audio only. You will also have the option to select your Promo Pack [Stream title and description] and also the option to record your set.

When ready hit activate, confirm you want to go live and this will send your stream live to your DJ channel and the live listings page on PlayDJ.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog

Live on Your Channel

You will now be live to the world on your own DJ Channel. From here you can share your unique URL for your followers to land straight onto your live stream.

Your unique URL is what you will have set on initial account registration. This can be found at the top of your streaming dashboard to share.

PlayDJ.TV - The Official Blog