Create a live video stream on YouTube using Wirecast

The following tutorial demonstrates how to create a live video stream on YouTube using an Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 with the Telestream Wirecast for YouTube 5.01.

YouTube Wirecast diagram

Sample YouTube Live Event videos

Review these sample recordings from YouTube live events showing different device types shared via Wirecast and a DVI2USB 3.0 video grabber





  • Any video source (eg: a Camera, Tablet computer, Video Game Console, Ultrasound, etc.)
  • Hardware: Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 (always upgrade to latest drivers)
  • Software: Telestream Wirecast for YouTube 5.01 or higher
  • A YouTube Account
  • A Mac or Windows PC to run Wirecast software with Quicktime installed.


How to create your live stream:

  1. Log in to your YouTube account
    • Go to “Video Manager” then “Live Events” and create a new live event.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
  2. Set up your camera (Ingestion Settings).
    • After creating the event, you will be presented with “Ingestion Settings” within YouTube
    • Choose the resolution (or bitrate) of your stream in the “Basic ingestion” drop down list
    • Next, in the “Select your encoder” drop down list, select the “Wirecast for YouTube” option
    • After you’ve made those choices, you will be presented instructions from YouTube to download Wirecast and configure it for live streaming use.
      1. NOTE: Ensure that your DVI2USB 3.0 video grabber is connected with your video source before opening up the Wirecast application.

YouTube Wirecast diagram

  1. Open the Wirecast application (Wirecast for YouTube 5.01)
    • If the DVI2USB 3.0 and video source are connected before Wirecast was launched, it appears up as a camera in the Wirecast application.
      • NOTE: If your source has audio as well, it will pass through the HDMI™ cable to the DVI2USB 3.0 device and be recognized in Wirecast.

YouTube Wirecast diagram

  1. Configure your Live Event in Wirecast
    • Go to the “Output” menu, and choose “Output settings”.
    • You’ll need to authenticate between the Wirecast application and your YouTube account.
    • Press the “Authenticate” button to create that connection.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
    • Your browser will open, after which press the “Accept” button to complete the authentication.YouTube Wirecast diagram
    • Go back to the Wirecast “Output Settings” window, and you’ll see that Wirecast has synchronized with your YouTube account including streaming settings.
    • Press “OK” when done.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
  2. Start the Live Stream in Wirecast
    • Click the “Stream” button and start streaming to YouTube!
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
  3. Preview and Start Streaming on YouTube.
    • Visit YouTube and log in (if your browser is not still open)
    • Choose “Live Control Room” in Live Events editing menu.
    • When Wirecast started streaming to YouTube, you will see the status of the stream as well as a “Preview” option.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
    • Click the “Preview” button and the page will update and the button will change to “Start Streaming”.
    • Click the “Start Streaming” button and your video will be live streaming on YouTube.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
  4. Go to “Watch Page” to view your stream.
    • Click on the “View on Watch Page” button within YouTube.
      YouTube Wirecast diagram
  • You can send the destination URL of the Watch Page to your colleagues / friends / family in order to share the live stream.
  • Here is an example of a live stream on the YouTube Watch Page, powered by the Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 video grabber using Wirecast and Youtube.
    YouTube Wirecast diagram