Syndicate Live Video to YouTube

Syndicate live video to Youtube with just the stream key and RTMP URL for your account.

Before You Start

You need to know the Stream Key and RTMP URL for the account you want to syndicate to.
Important: You must be a YouTube partner to be able to stream live video to your YouTube account. Here is a link to the YouTube Partner Program Overview.
Here are some considerations about Live Syndication:
  • Live Syndication only works with the Ooyala Package as the Packaging Partner and Ooyala Encode as the Encoding Partner.
  • A channel must be stopped to enable syndication.
  • Enabling social media syndication does not start syndicating the stream. You must click start next to an enabled social media stream to start syndicating to a social media platform.
  • Anything streaming on the channel is syndicated to any social media that has been enabled and is running. Schedules and events don't impact what is being syndicated.
  • Ad-hoc channels that have scheduled events automatically stop 30 minutes after the last scheduled event. Any syndication that is running on the ad-hoc channel is stopped when the channel is stopped.
  • Syndication to a 24x7 channel runs continuously until the syndication stream is stopped or the channel is stopped. Facebook enforces a 240 minute maximum time limit for live syndication.
  • You can enable syndication to social media as part of creating a new channel.

Find Your YouTube RTMP URL and Stream Key

  • Log in to your YouTube account.
  • Go to the "Creator Studio."
  • Open the "Live Streaming" section in "Creator Studio."
  • Find the "ENCODER SETUP" section.
  • Copy and save the "Server URL" and the "Stream name/key."
    Note: The "Server URL" is the RTMP URL in Ooyala Live.

Configure YouTube Syndication

YouTube Syndication

How to Syndicate to YouTube

  1. Log in to the Live UI.
  2. Click CHANNELS.
  3. Hover over the channel's type, and click VIEW CHANNEL DETAILS.
  5. Expand YouTube.
  6. Check Enabled.
  7. Enter the Stream Key.
  8. Enter the RTMP URL.
  9. Click SAVE. YouTube is now configured. To start syndicating to YouTube, you need to start the channel and the YouTube syndication stream.
  10. To start the channel, click START in the upper left of your browser.

    Ooyala Live configures the channel for syndication to all enabled social media. This may take several minutes.
  11. Click the play button, Play button. to start syndicating to YouTube.

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