Connecting OBS-STUDIO to Nginx server RRS feed

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  • I have installed and started nginx server on Ubuntu 14.04. My objective is to stream a video (live) using HLS (http live streaming). I followed this tutorial https://www.vultr.com/docs/setup-nginx-on-ubuntu-to-stream-live-hls-video and it recommends using OBS-STUDIO. However, I don't know how to stream from the OBS-STUDIO to the Nginx and then be able to view the steam from other machines (e.g. with VLC). Any help?
    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:41 PM looking for forum
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:29 PM


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  • Might try asking for help over here.




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    Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:41 PM
  • Add a media source for OBS.
    Configure the self-defined media server on OBS, add a URL as follows:
    URL: rtmp://domain_name:1935/hlslive
    stream name: test
    Build Nginx with nginx-rtmp-module ,install, and then config nginx.conf
    vim /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf

    add or config the following module:

    rtmp {

        server {

            listen 1935;  #listen port

            chunk_size 4096;

            application hlslive {  #rtmp push stream request path 
                live on;
                hls on;
                hls_path /usr/share/nginx/html/hlslive/test;
                hls_fragment 3s;
                hls_playlist_length 18s;
    also config as a http server for hls m3u8 request:

    http {

        server {
            listen       8080;
            server_name  localhost;

            #charset koi8-r;

            #access_log  logs/host.access.log  main;

            location / {
                root  /usr/share/nginx/html;
                index  index.html index.htm;

            #error_page  404              /404.html;

            # redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
            error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
            location = /50x.html {
                root   html;
    run nginx

    nginx -c /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf

    Click Begin Push Stream on OBS Streaming.
    Input the following URL to view the live video.
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:59 PM