Update (January 2020) – Instagram Live-PHP has been issued a cease and desist notice by Instagram. Please see https://yellowduck.tv as an alternative 🙂
This video tutorial is about managing your Instagram stream in using your computer as the main content stream, as opposed to your smartphone. This of course opens up opportunities for making more unique experiences for your target audience, while providing the extra features of a workstation-grade computer stream experience – while using a smartphone, you’re limited to your phone hardware/camera.
At the moment the developer of the software has plans to integrate Instagram’s “Live with Friends” feature that allows for 2 or more people to stream together. It just hasn’t been implemented yet. Also as of now Windows operating system fully supports the stream-admin to interact with their audience through the software. MacOS and Linux users, for now, will have to their phones or another computer for interaction.
It is to be mentioned that this software uses RTMP which is an Adobe Flash based protocol. As you may be aware, Adobe Flash’s end of life is preemptively slated for near the end of the year 2020. This however shouldn’t be widely effective immediately as RTMP is currently one of the main ingest standards for the H.264 video codec.
⦁ Open Broadcast Software (OBS)
XAMPP – https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
Composer – https://getcomposer.org/download/
InstagramLive-PHP – https://github.com/JRoy/InstagramLive-PHP/