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The Top 5 Ways to Stream to YouTube Live

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 30, 2015 1:35:00 PM

Hello AV & IT Pros!

YouTube Live is going to change the way you think about Live Streaming! If you haven't heard of YouTube Live it is a completely free solution anybody can use to stream live audio and video anywhere in the world  to 100's of thousnds of individuals. The set up is fundamentally the same to YouTube itself and they have made the whole process of creating a "live event" very similar to uploading a regular YouTube video. All things considered there are 5 main ways you can stream to YouTube Live. Today we are going to outline 5 approaches to stream YouTube Live with PTZOptics cameras (You can use any USB camera or HDMI camera with a video mixer using RTMP). PTZOptics cameras are affordable Pan Tilt Zoom cameras with professional options such as: camera presets, IP Streaming, USB 3.0. HDMI and HD-SDI.

  1. Using Google Hangouts on Air
  2. Using Flash Media Live Encoder
  3. Using Wirecast
  4. Using RTSP
  5. Using RTMP

Google Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live

Google Hangouts on Air is the simplest approach to easily set up a live show with the minimum measure of hardware or set up requirements. So if the other arrangements look overwhelming don't stress because the "Quick Setup" option utilizing Google Hangouts on Air will be a breeze. Google has truly thought  this one through using Google Hangouts, which utilizes WebRTC to just launch the application in a web browsers with no need for a download. So there is no need to download or install any software and the set up is super quick. For the best execution we propose utilizing the Google Chrome Browser when you are setting up your Live Stream.

The Google Hangouts on Air interface has some truly extraordinary elements you won't discover in our other options like Wirecast and Flash Media Live Encoders. For instance you can share you screen, numerous screens or a single application window. This is an extraordinary approach to do live presentations with a "live control center" that allows you to control the stream in your hangout. You can likewise welcome up to 10 companions to join the discussion for live meetings and conversational recordings. 

Flash Media Live Encoder with YouTube Live

Flash has been around for a long, long time and it's a trusted by many professioanls around the globe. With Flash Media Live Encoding you can create streams up to three at time. YouTube Live will just acknowledge one yet Adobe offers a DVR like component for streaming to their servers. We haven't done any signifigant testing yet but Adobe highlights an "Improved Auto Adjust" which is useful for problematic systems with low transmission capacity. Adobe Flash Media Live Encoders likewise offer administration for file transers. and administration on the off chance that you are utilizing Flash to record outside of YouTube Live. This can be useful in the event that you require the crude documents for after generation.

Wirecast with YouTube Live

Wirecast by TeleStream is one of the most popular streaming protocols for professionals. Most professionals using Wirecast may even be using the solution to broadcast with professional equipment like a tricaster or using streaming solutions other than YouTube Live. Wirecast offers a free and paid version but the free version is really just a trial. The features you see with Wirecast include: 3D Titles, post-production tools, unlimited cameras inputs, adding delays to your stream, Virtual cameras and microphones, plus integration with popular hardware like BlackMagic Intensity.

RTSP & RTMP Streaming with YouTube Live

RTSP and RTMP are streaming protocols that are using by a wide variety of IP and network devices. YouTube Live does not natively support RTSP streams so the official answer to using RTSP streams is sending them to a 3rd party that can transcode to RTMP such as Wowza Media Server. With RTMP however you can send the streams directly to YouTube over the internet using a device such as the Epiphan Pearl. The Epiphan Pearl can also be used with any of the PTZOptics cameras and Paul Richards reviews a easy to use set up from CRS above. RTMP streaming is great because the set up is also extremely easy because all the leg work is done by YouTube Live the device you are using with RTMP. The Epiphan Pearl is extremely powerful allowing you to record up to 4 HD cameras on a local 1 Terabyte hard drive and stream to YouTube at the same time. You can also take in multiple audio sources and produce the entire process on the touch screen or over a IP interface. 

Epiphan Pearl Streaming with YouTube Live

RTSP and RTMP are streaming protocols that are using by a wide variety of IP and network devices. YouTube Live does not natively support RTSP streams so the official answer to using RTSP streams is sending them to a 3rd party that can transcode to RTMP such as Wowza Media Server. With RTMP however you can send the streams directly to YouTube over the internet using a device such as the Epiphan Pearl. The Epiphan Pearl can also be used with any of the PTZOptics cameras and Paul Richards reviews a easy to use set up from CRS above. RTMP streaming is great because the set up is also extremely easy because all the leg work is done by YouTube Live the device you are using with RTMP. The Epiphan Pearl is extremely powerful allowing you to record up to 4 HD cameras on a local 1 Terabyte hard drive and stream to YouTube at the same time. You can also take in multiple audio sources and produce the entire process on the touch screen or over a IP interface. 

CRS Broadcast Kit

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The CRS Broadcast kit using RTMP to stream to YouTube Live but you can also stream up to 50 unicast users on your network. That means the Pearl can support up to 50 users connecting directly to the Pearl without the need for a streaming CDN "Content Delivery Network". You can also record locally and have the system set up to offload to a FTP Server, a USB stick or your computer on the network. When paired with multiple cameras, like the PTZOptics which Paul is showing above you can really get studio quality video production. 

So at CRS we have taken everything we think a ideal live broadcast kit would need and put it all into one solution. Here is a link to the CRS Broadcast Kit which includes the Epiphan Pearl, (2) PTZOptics cameras, a Joystick Controller, a Travel Case and Microphone Set Up. 

More on Live Streaming

  • YouTube Live vs Facebook Live - Finally a side by side review here.
  • Check out the top 5 ways to live streaming to YouTube here.
  • Live Streaming Software Review - Wirecast vs vMix here.
  • Learn why live streaming is the best way to host a webinar here.
  • Zoom Video Conferencing adds Facebook and YouTube Live options. Learn more here.
  • Skype Meetings for Broadcast. See how Skype adds live broadcasting here.
  • YouTube Live adds new multiple camera switching feature here.
  • When to video conference vs when to live stream… Learn more here.
  • How to host free webinars here.
  • Live Streaming Services for houses of worship. Learn more here.

Topics: Broadcasting, WebCasting, streaming, YouTube Live

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