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Setting Up 8x8 Video Meetings for Live Streaming on YouTube
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Setting Up 8x8 Video Meetings for Live Streaming on YouTube


Configuring your YouTube and 8x8 Video Meetings accounts to stream meeting content. 

Large meetings can be handled through live streaming and there is no limit on how many users may join the stream. 

Applies To

  • 8x8 Video Meetings
  • Virtual Office Desktop

Enabling Live Streaming

  1. Set up your YouTube channel.
  2. Navigate to YouTube.
  3. Click your profile icon and select YouTube Studio.
  4. Click Videos.
  5. Select Live from the menu.
  6. Click Get Started.
  7. If prompted, select get started again.
  8. Follow the verification process for live streaming.
  9. Wait 24 hours for YouTube to enable streaming.

Setting Up a Stream

  1. Navigate to YouTube.
  2. Click your profile icon and select YouTube Studio.
  3. In the left menu, hover over Other Features, then select Live Events.
  4. Click New Live event.
  5. Give the stream a title and enter a description of the event.
  6. Select who can view the stream.
    • Public - Anyone can view
    • Unlisted - Only people with the link can view
    • Private - Only logged in users that you specify can view, you can select share to choose the people who can view the stream
  7. Under Type, select Custom.
  8. Navigate to Advanced Settings.
  9. Under Stream Optimizations set it to Low-latency or Ultra low-latency for the best performance.
  10. Click Create Event.

Starting the Stream

  1. Log in to Virtual Office Desktop.
  2. Enter a Meeting.
  3. Click More Actions (three dots)
  4. Select Start Live Stream.
  5. Sign in with your Google account, if prompted.
  6. Select the stream you set up earlier.
  7. Select Start Live Stream.

Stream Management Recommendations

Only invite speaking participants of the meeting. Including non-essential people in the meeting often causes excess noise and makes it harder to have a seamless event.

Other participants should be sent the YouTube live link. This can be found in the Live section of your videos within your YouTube studio.

Common Stream Management Settings

In 8x8 Video Meetings, lock the stream to "everyone follows me." This will prevent the stream perspective from jumping between different speakers and content.

  1. Click More Actions (three dots).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select More.
  4. Check Everyone follows me.
  5. Click OK.

Additional Information 

YouTube Live Streaming messages do not synchronize with Virtual Office messaging or in-meeting chat. YouTube live stream hosts should use YouTube to check these messages.

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