Live streaming to external platform
Using Conferencing, recording, and streamingLast updated February 5, 2021
A live stream is a broadcast of a StarLeaf meeting on a third-party platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. Live streaming is useful if you want allow a wide audience to view a live meeting, discussion, or company update.
Available to users with paid host licenses only.
On this page:
- About Live streaming to external platform
- How to schedule a live stream
- How to get the stream URL and key
- Technical specifications
- Known issues
This feature is currently only available for StarLeaf meetings that are scheduled through the Portal, not calendar add-ins.
You can live stream a StarLeaf meeting to most services supporting RTMP.
StarLeaf will start streaming when the meeting begins and will end streaming when only one person is left in the meeting. If you want further control over when the stream starts or stops, you must to do this through the streaming platform.
Before the stream begins, you must share the streaming link or channel to everyone who you wish to give access to. People invited to the StarLeaf meeting do not automatically receive the link to access the stream.
When you are scheduling a live stream of a StarLeaf meeting to an external platform, you must enter a Stream URL and Stream key for the external platform you want to stream to.
- Schedule a live stream or broadcast from your platform of choice, such as YouTube or Facebook.
- Create a meeting using StarLeaf Portal as you normally would.
- In the Portal options, select Live stream to external platform.
- Enter the Stream URL and Stream key.
- Select OK to schedule the meeting when you have finished editing the settings.
- Share the link to your stream or channel with the people you want to see it.
If you do not have the stream URL and key, follow the instructions below to find them.
Below are instructions for some commonly used streaming platforms.
The stream URL and key can provide access to information in your organization that may be sensitive. Therefore, you should keep them secret. If you think security of the stream URL and key have been compromised, regenerate a new URL and key.
Detailed YouTube instructions about creating live streams can be found here .
- Go to YouTube Studio.
- Select the Stream tab on the left-hand side.
- Go to Stream settings and locate the Stream key and Stream URL
If you stop the stream on YouTube by selecting End stream and want to restart the stream, you must do this on the StarLeaf side.
- Go to your meeting settings in StarLeaf Portal.
- Untick Live stream to external platform.
- Click Apply.
- Tick Live stream to external platform
- Enter the same Stream URL and Stream key as before.
- Click Apply.
Detailed Facebook instructions about creating live streams can be found here .
- Go to Stream setup in your Facebook Live producer.
- In Live stream setup, locate the Server URL and Stream key.
Detailed Vimeo instructions about creating live streams can be found here .
- In Vimeo Live, go to Events> My live demo > Destinations
- Select Connect (RTMP) and locate the RTMP URL and Stream key.
Detailed Twitch instructions about creating live streams can be found here .
Your stream URL for Twitch is always rtmp://live.twitch.tv/app/
To locate your stream key:
- In your Twitch account, go to Dashboard
- Go to the Channel tab.
- Go to Primary Stream Key and select Show to reveal your stream key.
Detailed Microsoft Stream instructions about creating live streams can be found here .
- Go to your Live event in Microsoft Stream.
- Go to the Encoder setup
- Locate the Server ingest URL which is your stream URL.
Requirement for Microsoft Stream
The Server ingest URL in Microsoft Stream combines both the stream URL and stream key in a single link but you must enter a dummy stream key in StarLeaf. After you enter the Stream URL in StarLeaf, enter at least four random digits in the Stream key field.
- Go to your scheduled program in Quickchannel.
- Go to Miscellaneous and locate the Video source link which is your stream URL.
A stream key is not required.
|Protocols||RTMP and RTMPS|
|Video codec||H.264 CBR|
|Keyframe||every 2 seconds|
|Username / password authentication||Not supported|
|29673||When you stop a live stream on YouTube, the only way to restart the stream is through the StarLeaf Portal and currently, this requires you to reenter the stream URL and key. In a future release, you will not have to enter the stream URL and key.|