Live Streaming

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How to

  1. Notify participants the meeting is being livestreamed before, and at the start of, the meeting.
  2. Login to GitLab's YouTube account. (Read the secure note in 1Password called "YouTube" for instructions on how to get access).
  3. Click on the Tanuki in the upper right corner. Choose "Creator Studio"
  4. Choose "Live Streaming", then "Events" from the left side menu, and click on "New live event" in the upper right corner.
  5. Give your event a title, description, and keep the privacy dropdown on the default Public setting.
  6. Set the time of the livestream, and set the "Type" to 'Quick'. If you want to go live immediately, keep the default Now setting and choose "Go live now". This will place you in a Google Hangout but will not automatically begin the livestream.
  7. To schedule the live event for later, choose the day and time from the drop downs, and click "Create event" to save.
  8. To start your scheduled live stream event, navigate to the "Events" page in YouTube, find your event, and choose "Start Hangout On Air". This will place you in a Google Hangout but will not automatically begin the livestream.
  9. Up to 50 participants can join the Google Hangout. To invite participants, click on the Invite People icon from menu in the top center of screen. You can either share the permanent link, or invite individuals.
  10. Once capacity is met, anyone else can participate via the YouTube Watch page.
  11. When you are ready to broadcast, choose the green "Start Broadcast button" at the bottom of the Google Hangout console. You will see a "LIVE" message once streaming.

Advanced usage

Depending on your needs, you might want use software to provide overlays and/or reroute audio. See below for instructions.

Encoder

Audio Rerouting

Setup

obs studio preferences