Glisser LIVE supports Public and Unlisted (not Private) live streams and videos hosted on YouTube.
Enable Your YouTube Channel
If you’ve never live streamed from your YouTube account before then you’ll have to enable your YouTube channel. This can take up to 24 hours so make sure you do this well before your event. YouTube changed the steps to take to enable your account in July 2018, for more details see here.
Create Your Stream
You can setup your stream weeks before your event starts, this will secure a stream link and give you a branded page with a countdown timer until your event.
You have four different options on how to stream, depending on what equipment you’re going to be using:
- Stream now is a quick and easy way to go live. Start sending content and YouTube will automatically start and stop the stream for you at the right time.
- Events gives you greater control of the live stream. You can preview before you go live, you have backup redundancy streams and you can start and stop the stream when you want.
- Mobile lets you stream from the main YouTube app. After a mobile live stream ends, an archive of the stream is saved to your channel and you have the option to edit the privacy setting (including setting it to private) or delete the archive.
- Webcam is an easy way to go live without the need for an encoder. Start streaming from your laptop/desktop computer using your webcam. Available on Chrome browsers.
We recommend using Events for the smoothest user experience, as it allows you to customise your stream in advance, although you can find out more about YouTube live streaming options here.
Setup Your Stream
Complete the options to suit your stream type, but to work properly on Glisser LIVE we require you to set the following settings:
- Set your stream to either Public (discoverable) or Unlisted (although publicly available using the link, it is not discoverable). We cannot support Private streams or videos.
- Allow Embedding must be on. This is usually on by default.
- Set Stream Optimizations to Ultra Low Latency, and set Added Delay to None. Typically stream delay is set to approximately 20-30 seconds, but as we are using slide sharing it is important to reduce this to the minimum possible (usually 2-3 seconds depending on your connection).
Send us the Watch Link
Once you’ve setup your stream, please send us the watch link, which will look something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byoxIBK4HfE
We will add this to your Glisser LIVE page and you’ll be ready to go! The stream will begin whenever you go live.
For more information on live streaming with YouTube see their Creator Academy.