How to live stream to a Facebook Page

Use your Facebook Page to connect with customers and fans alike. And what better way to connect and engage than with a live broadcast? Whether you want to reach out to your fans with a 10-minute message or 24x7 live feed, Webcaster X2 makes it easy to live stream your HDMI camera to your Facebook Page.

  1. Connect everything.
    1. Connect your HDMI camera to the HDMI IN port.
    2. Connect your display to the HDMI OUT port.
    3. Connect your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port. (Or configure Wi-Fi after boot up.)
    4. Connect a mouse to one of the USB ports.
    5. (Optional) Connect a keyboard to another USB port.
    6. Turn on Webcaster X2 by plugging in the power cord; Webcaster X2 executes its boot-up sequence.
    Webcaster X2 supports HDMI input signals of 720p (1280×720) and 1080p (1920×1080), progressive signals only. Interlaced signals (e.g. 720i and 1080i) are not supported. If your camera isn’t supported (or is experiencing another signal issue), the front screen and attached display show a message that says HDMI IN No Signal. Audio is supported over HDMI at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Or using the (beta) USB camera feature, you can use the audio from a connected USB webcam or a plug-and-play USB microphone that is a UAC device.
  2. Choose streaming to Facebook.
    1. If the Facebook logo doesn't appear on Webcaster X2's front display, double-press the multi-function power button. See Choose the platform app you want.
  3. If your Webcaster X2 is already paired with your Facebook account from a previous session, your account name displays instead of a new pairing code. If no code appears, check that you still have an Internet connection or whether you are still logged in to a captive Wi-Fi network, see Use a captive WiFi network that's password protected .

  4. If your Webcaster X2 is not already paired with your Facebook account, you can do that now. See Pair and unpair Facebook. Also ensure that Start stream automatically after pairing is not selected in the Preferences; otherwise, you can't manually start your stream whenever you want.
    1. Click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen. The Preferences screen opens.
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the list and ensure Start stream automatically after pairing is not checked.
  1. Configure your live stream settings in the Preferences.
    1. Click Publishing destination in the Facebook details section of the Preferences. Webcaster X2 asks Facebook for a list of places to which you can publish and displays these in the Publishing destinations settings box.

    2. Select the Page you want to stream to. (Your selection is listed as the Destination at the top of the display after exiting preferences.)

      Note: If a newly created page doesn't appear in the list of publishing destinations, unpair Webcaster X2 and then pair the device again.
    3. (Optional) Configure aspects of your Facebook post.
    4. (Optional) Configure your stream settings.
    5. Click the Right mouse button to exit the Preferences and return to the main screen.
  2. Begin your broadcast! Do one of the following to start streaming:
    1. Click the Start icon .
    2. Press the multi-function power button once.
    3. Press Space on a connected keyboard.

    The screen updates to let you know how long you have been streaming, and the green LED on Webcaster X2 begins to flash.

    The info bar at the top shows the streaming destination is your selected Page.

    During your broadcast, click the left mouse button to show and hide the Webcaster X2 overlay (including comments, if you have your device configured to show them).

  3. When your live broadcast is complete, do one of the following to stop streaming:
    1. Click the Stop icon , then confirm that you wish to stop streaming.
    2. Press the multi-function power button once.
    3. Press Space on a connected keyboard.
    4. Click Unpair to log out of your Facebook account (you will need to re-pair before using Webcaster X2 again.)
    5. Click the Webcaster X2 Exit icon to leave the Facebook streaming application.
    6. Turn off Webcaster X2 by pressing and holding the multi-function power button for 7 seconds.
    By default, if you turn off the device without unpairing, your Webcaster X2 is still paired with your Facebook account next time you turn it on. You can change this behavior by following the steps here: Stay paired with Facebook.
You can also use Webcaster X2 in pre-configured mode with manual or automatic start.