I am unable to live stream on YouTube with Sunba Illuminati

The article is for model Sunba Illuminati.


1. Please first make sure the camera is set to the correct video format

Only H.264 (video) and AAC (audio) is supported by YouTube (below is quoted from YouTube): 

Incorrect stream format
Your encoder is set to something other than H.264 video and AAC audio. Adjust to H.264 video and AAC audio for the stream to be properly ingested.

Please change the container format for the video. The current container format isn’t right for this configuration.
The audio stream is encoded with an unsupported codec. Please set the audio codec for the stream to a supported codec (AAC, MP3).
Please set the video codec for the stream to H.264. The video is encoded with the wrong codec.
Please correct the video codec profile for the stream. The video is encoded with the wrong codec profile.

You can change the video and audio codec info in Configuration-Video/Audio.

2. Please make sure you input the correct RTMP url in the camera configuration page.

For example:

If the YouTube Stream key is 5zkh-ptxp-08t6-8ykc

And the YouTube Stream url is rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2

Please enter the following format under Configuration-Network-Advanced Settings-RTMP:

{Stream URL}/{Stream Key}

In this case, it would be rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/5zkh-ptxp-08t6-8ykc

3. Frame rate/bitrate too high with limited bandwidth. Please note streaming to YouTube takes your upload bandwidth.

However, please be aware that globally download bandwidth is generally higher than upload bandwidth (e.g., 200Mbps download vs 10Mbps upload). So it is essential that you know the upload bandwidth of your network package before determining the quality of streaming.

For HD level live streaming, at least 5Mbps is required and you should leave some bandwidth for less competitive upload events.

Therefore, if your stream lags a lot or if the stream fails to connect despite 1&2, you should try lowering the bitrate and frame per second.


For more information, please refer to: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3006768?hl=en