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Live broadcasting with Windows media encoder 9

1. Download Windows Media Encoder 9 and install it.  It can be downloaded at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology=

2. Exit the popup windows wizard if it appears.

3. Click the properties button on the top.

4. Click on the "Sources" tab on the left.  

5. Click on "Devices" and select your camera from the drop-down below for Video and Audio.  If you are only doing video, un-check audio and vice-versa.  

If you are not using a camera, but rather want to LIVE stream an already made file, click on "File" instead of "Devices".  Then use the "Browse Button" to find the file on your system.

6. Click on the "Output Tab" which is right after the "Sources" tab on top.

7. If you have been setup to do "Push Encoding" (If you don't know, then PUSH is likely correct) then un-check "Pull from Encoder and check "Push to Server".  Proceed to fill out the fields with your account information as instructed by streamhoster.com . 

If you have been setup to do a "Pull Encoding" (requires static IP), make sure "Pull from Encoder" is checked (by default it is).  The port is "8080" by default.  It is important that you allow TCP/UDP traffic on port 8080 on your firewall/router.  Most firewall/routers usually have a function called "port triggering" which maps a incoming request (i.e. on port 8080) to your computer.

8. Click on the "Compression" tab up top, which is next to the "Output" tab.

9. Select a streaming preset that is suitable for your streaming session.  The stream should be "CBR" and the bit rate should not be too high (approx. 150kbps -> 300kbps recommended).  You can also create your own preset.

10. Finally, click "Start Encoding" button up top to begin streaming.  Viewers will consume your stream by visiting the URL provided in your account setup.  You can also choose to have viewers go to your personal web page, and from there link to the LIVE stream with the URL we provide you. 
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