Using ZOOM and Glisser LIVE together allows you to collectively host and stream a presentation and video call.

Zoom through Vimeo

It’s possible to stream Zoom through Vimeo for a more professional, recorded and branded set up.

First thing you’ll need to do is check that Live Custom Streaming is enabled for your Zoom account:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click on to Settings.
  3. Scroll down to In Meeting (Advanced), click the toggle toward the bottom of the section to Allow live streaming the meetings.
  4. Click the Custom Live Streaming Service checkbox to enable it.
  5. Update the instructions (if necessary) within the text box so that the webinar organiser can configure the required settings when they schedule the meeting.

Once you’ve checked that this has been enabled you can begin the set up on Vimeo.

  • Login to your Vimeo account and click onto live events from the tab at the right hand side of your webpage.

 

  • Click onto “Create Live Event”.

  • Enter your event details and your Privacy settings, if you’d like your event to be private select the “Hide it from Vimeo.com” drop down option. Choose either One Time (for a single non reusable session) or Recurring (to be able to reuse the same set up e.g. for testing).

  • After clicking next, you’ll have three tabs appear allowing you to further customise your Livestream. The Onsite tab gives you some more privacy settings regarding livestream location. Note that the link at the top of the “Onsite” tab is not what you need to paste into your Glisser session.

  • The “Embed” tab is where you’ll find the code that you need to paste into Glisser. You can also customise your video stream view controls here (We’d recommend toggling Play bar, Volume control, Fullscreen button on as a minimum).

  • To embed your Stream into Glisser, click onto “Event Embed Code” to pull up the link that you’ll need.

  • You’ll only need to copy the specific part of the link between the two quotation marks (see image above). It should look something similar to: https://player.vimeo.com/video/408388120.
  • Head over to the Glisser session, choose “Vimeo” as the Stream source within the Live Streaming Tab and paste your link in under Livestream URL. Now that your link is embedded into glisser you can head back over to vimeo to continue customising your settings.

  • Continuing on the “Embed” tab, scrolling down will give you the option to customise your stream using your branding. You can add colours and logos to your video and choose how to display these.

  • Scrollingdown to the bottom of the “Embed” tab gives you the option for call to actions right at the start or at the end of the stream. For example you can link to a request for demo page with a short description to appear at the end of the livestream.

  • The Destinations tab allows you to connect and stream into various other platforms should you wish to, note that this step is not mandatory (connecting to Zoom will be outlined further on down this guide).

  • Once you’ve completed customising your stream, hit the next button at the top right of the webpage. This will take you to the stream preview area. Click onto the “Connect (RTMP)” tab above your stream preview. The below displays the keys you’ll need to copy into Zoom.

You’re now at the point where you can connect your Vimeo stream to Zoom. Follow the instructions below:

Zoom Meetings

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Meetings
  3. Click Schedule a New Meeting and fill out the required information to schedule a meeting.
  4. Click Save to display a set of tabs with advanced options.
  5. Scroll down then click the configure live stream settings link in the Live Streaming area.                                                                                                                                                                                 
  6. Copy and paste the information from the Vimeo (Connect RTMP) tab into the Zoom “Configure the custom live stream” RTMP URL on Vimeo goes into the Streaming URL box on Zoom and the Stream key code on Vimeo goes into the Streaming key box on Zoom.

  • Your Zoom meeting is now connected to Vimeo. Open your Zoom application (or webpage)  and begin your meeting.

  • Click onto the “More” menu (option to the bottom right with  the three dots).

  • Head back into Vimeo to check the Stream has connected within the preview area.

  • You are now set to go! Hitting the red “Go Live” button will being your stream. You may want to considering starting your session on Glisser (Press Present from Start) before going Live on the Vimeo webpage.

Zoom through YouTube

Running Zoom through YouTube is another method which allows you to integrate Zoom into Glisser.

Disclaimer: As a result of COVID-19, YouTube’s content review processes have been disrupted, it is possible for your stream to be taken down for “not supporting” YouTube’s Community Guidelines. You can find specific information about these guidelines in the YouTube Help Center.

First thing you’ll need to do is check that Live Custom Streaming is enabled for your Zoom account:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Account Management > Account Settings.
  3. Under In Meeting (Advanced), click the toggle next to Allow live streaming the meetings.
  4. Click the Custom Live Streaming Service checkbox to enable it.
  5. Update the instructions so that the webinar organizer can configure the required settings when they schedule the meeting.

  • Start by heading over to your YouTube account. Click on the little video camera icon on the top right of your dashboard and select “Go live” from the drop down menu.

  • Click onto the “Stream” option to directly link your stream or, the “Manage” area allows you to schedule your Stream – this will also be where all your upcoming Livestreams are stored. Webcam allows you to being a stream straight off of YouTube. See our YouTube support site article for details on how to stream straight from YouTube. We recommend scheduling a new stream on YouTube.

  • Fill out your stream details including Title, Streaming Privacy options, scheduling time and thumbnail upload. Please note that Glisser only support “Public” or “Unlisted” streams. We recommend selecting “unlisted”. Click onto “Create Stream” when you’re ready.

  • You’re now through to the YouTube streaming dashboard. This’ll give you a stream preview before you choose to go live. The streaming dashboard also provides the links that you’ll need to embed into Zoom (Streaming URL and Streaming Key).

Meetings

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Meetings
  3. Click Schedule a New Meeting and fill out the required information to schedule a meeting.
  4. Click Save to display a set of tabs with advanced options.
  5. Click the Live Streaming tab, then click the configure live stream settings link.
  6. Copy and paste the information from the YouTube livestream preview page into the Zoom “Add Live Stream Service” pop up: Copy “Stream URL (paste in encoder)” from YouTube and paste into “Stream URL” from the box below, & copy “Stream key” from YouTube and paste into the “Stream key” box in Zoom (see below for Live streaming page URL).

  • Now you just need to paste the Live streaming page URL.  Click onto the right facing arrow besides the “Go Live” button.
  • Copy the “Video Link” and paste this into the Live streaming page URL. This is also the URL that you need to paste into the “Livestream URL” source in Glisser.

  • When ready to go live open your Zoom web or your Zoom application and begin your meeting.

  • Click onto the “More” menu (option to the bottom right with  the three dots).

  • From here, select “Live on Custom Livestreaming Service” from the options that appear. This completes the link and opens the Live streaming page URL.
  • Now that everything is embedded, you can head back to the streaming dashboard on YouTube (just click onto your livestream within the “Manage” section).  You’ll notice that the livestream preview in the top left corner will now display your Zoom meeting. The livestream is now ready and Zoom embeded into YouTube. Select “Go Live” on the YouTube streaming dashboard and the livestream will begin.

  • Before going live, present your session on Glisser to allow your audience members to access your URL and engage in your session!

The Presenter

The presenter will join the Zoom session and choose to:

  • Have Zoom open in the background and use the “Live Control” feature to control their slides, polls and videos.
  • Share their screen through Zoom > controlling their slide using a tool they’re comfortable with e.g. PowerPoint. If using this option, please note that you will need a controller on the “Live Control” to push any slides, polls or videos within Glisser.

The Attendees

When the session is live, the attendees will join via the URL as normal and the Zoom call will play through the chosen platform (Vimeo or YouTube). The attendees will be unable to speak directly in the call via audio but can submit their questions via the Q&A function.

Related Guides and Resources

Integrating with a Microsoft Streams video

Microsoft Stream—the video service in Microsoft 365—makes it easy to create, securely share, and interact, whether in a team or across your organisation.

Streaming to YouTube

Glisser LIVE supports Public and Unlisted (not Private) live streams and videos hosted on YouTube.

Streaming to Facebook Live

Glisser LIVE supports live streams hosted on Facebook Live that have embedding allowed.

Related FAQs

Is Glisser LIVE available to view on mobile and tablet?

Glisser LIVE supports live streams hosted on Facebook Live that have embedding allowed.

Can I stream using Switcher Studio?

Glisser LIVE supports live streams hosted on Facebook Live that have embedding allowed.

Can I use Glisser LIVE with the Event structure?

Glisser LIVE supports live streams hosted on Facebook Live that have embedding allowed.

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