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Streaming 101


To begin streaming on GamePlank, you will first need to sign up for an account or log into your existing account. You can do so by clicking the "Start Broadcasting" button or "Log In" link located in the top-right corner of the page. Once you have logged in or signed up, click your profile avatar located in place of where the button and link were and click "My Stream Key". Here you can generate new stream key or grab your existing one. All stream keys are prefixed with "GamePlank_" and contain an additional 32-character alpha-numeric random key.

When you're all setup, the environment you will use to stream live to your channel will be:

Streaming Service: Custom
Stream URL: rtmp://gameplank.tv/live
Stream Key: GamePlank_0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

A few common and easy-to-use RTMP streaming tools are:

Open Broadcast Software (OBS): https://obsproject.com/
XSplit Broadcaster: https://www.xsplit.com/


Stream Settings

Need help setting up your stream? These settings have worked in many cases:

Encoder: x264
Use CBR Enabled
Enable CBR Padding Enabled
Max Bitrate / Encoding: 1,500 kbps
Audio Bitrate: 160
Resolution Downscale: 1.50 (1280x720)
Filter: Bilinear (fastest)
FPS: 30
Keyframe Interval: 1 second   (for low stream delay times)
Note: Your settings may be slightly different depending on what hardware and software version you're using.
IMPORTANT! GamePlank is still new and growing, so streams with high bitrates, FPS settings, etc. may experience lag.


Having Trouble Streaming?

If you're still having issues streaming, here are a few scenarios that could be happening:

  1. Make sure you are streaming to the correct server. This should be set as "rtmp://gameplank.tv/live"
  2. Make sure you entered your stream key correctly before you start streaming.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, you can reach out to either by email at hello@gameplank.tv or on Twitter.