How to live stream DVI, HDMI or VGA with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder

Epiphan’s video grabbers make it easy to live stream any DVI, HDMI™ or VGA source. This example provides basic steps for live streaming using the DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber and Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE). Adobe’s FMLE software captures live video and streams this content in real time. It is free to download and use. The content is broadcast to the target audience through the streaming server. Note: Before performing these steps make sure that DVI2USB 3.0 is connected both to a video source and to your laptop and is powered on.


  • A computer (laptop or desktop)
  • An Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 video grabber (or another Epiphan video grabber)
  • A DVI source to capture (a camera, another computer, or any DVI source)
  • Source plugged in to the DVI2USB 3.0 via DVI cable (and applicable adapters, if any)
  • The DVI2USB 3.0 plugged into the computer via USB 3.0 (or USB 2 if USB 3.0 is not available)

 Step 1. Starting the Epiphan Capture Tool

  1. Launch the Epiphan Capture Tool.
  2. Click Select Device in the Capture menu. The Epiphan Capture Tool detects all frame grabbers available in local network.
  3. Select the frame grabber connected to the video source.
    broadcast using Flash Media Live Encoder
  4. Confirm that the video cables are connected properly and that video is being captured.

Step 2. Downloading and starting Flash Media Live Encoder

  1. Download Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder using this download link.
  2. Install and launch the downloaded software.

Step 3. Streaming live video

  1. Select the Video option to enable video streaming.
  2. Select the Input Video and Output Video preview check boxes. Zoom the preview windows as required.
    Input Video and Output Video preview check boxes
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  3. In the Video pane of the Encoder’s UI click the down-arrow near the Device field. Now select DVI2USB 3.0 from the drop-down list.
  4. Enter the following address for FMS URL: rtmp: //Your_Domain_or_IP/live/instance_name. When entering your domain name, do not enter the “www.” part. The instance name is used to reference the live stream.
  5. Enter a name for your live stream in the Stream field.
  6. Click Connect to connect to the server.
    broadcast using Flash Media Live Encoder
  7. Click the Start button on the bottom of the page to start streaming your video source to your account.

Now Flash Media Live Encoder is streaming your video to the server.

Flash Media Live Encoder streaming video to the server