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Youtube livestream

Matija Vojvodic Updated by Matija Vojvodic

If you would like to stream a lecture for as many viewers as you like, this is very easily possible via Youtube livestreams. It is possible to access such a livestream via MATE for example into the Virtual Event Platform.

Setup of a YouTube livestream

ATTENTION: Please make sure in advance that the set-up instructions presented here work for your YouTube version. You can find detailed instructions on live streams in YouTube here: https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/9257891

The following steps must be carried out:

1. Enable live streaming

To live stream, you need to have no live streaming restrictions in the past 90 days and you need to verify your channel.

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. From the top right, click Create    Go live.
  3. If you haven't already, follow the prompts to verify your channel.
  4. Enabling your first live stream may take up to 24 hours. Once enabled, you can live stream instantly.

2. Choose a way to stream 

There are three types of streams: mobile, webcam, and encoder. Choose the one that's best for what you're streaming.

Mobile

Good for vlogging and quick updates from your phone or tablet.

You’ll need 1,000 subscribers, and a phone or tablet with a camera.

Learn how to mobile stream.

Webcam

Quickly live stream from your computer using a webcam.

You’ll need a computer with a webcam.

Learn how to stream with a webcam.

Encoder

Encoders let you stream gameplay, overlays, and use hardware like preamps, mics, and cameras. This type of stream is commonly used for gaming, sporting events, concerts, and conferences.

Learn how to stream using an encoder.

In the Live Dashboard you will find the Share Link in the lower right corner, you can use this link in your Virtual Event Platform and in your confirmation/ticket email in MATE (instructions).

Embedding the YouTube Livestream

YouTube livestreams can be embedded on any webpage. This is done with the help of an iFrame.

You can either embed a current video or even permanently your own YouTube channel as a livestream. The channel always shows the current streamed video.

For better visualization you can see an example HTML code for embedding the channel here:

<iframe 
width="560"
height="315"
src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/live_stream?channel=CHANNEL_ID&autoplay=1"
frameborder="0"
allowfullscreen>
</iframe>

The CHANNEL_ID must be exchanged with the actual ID of the channel. This can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/account_advanced

The code then only needs to be inserted into a webpage in the correct place.

Afterwards you can also use this webpage where the stream is embedded as a link into the Virtual Event Platform an in your confirmation/ticket email in MATE (instructions).

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