Using Conferencing and recordingLast updated May 26, 2020
The information below describes how to schedule and view live streaming.
On this page:
- About live streaming
- How to schedule a live stream
- How to access the live stream
- Frequently asked questions
Live streaming is a broadcast of a Spotlight meeting. Anyone can access the live broadcast through a unique link that opens a web page with an embedded video player. This feature is useful if you want allow a wide audience to view a live meeting, discussion, or company update.
All live streams are automatically recorded and available to download from the meeting organizer’s Portal.
To create a live stream link for your meeting, you must schedule a Spotlight meeting:
- In your StarLeaf app, select the plus icon and New meeting.
- Complete the meeting detail fields.
- Select Advanced settings.
- Tick the box beside Spotlight.
- Tick the box beside Live stream.
- Select Apply. The Portal page updates.
- To view your live stream link, scroll to the bottom of the page to Dialing information. You can copy and share this link with anyone who you would like to view the live stream.
You will also receive an email with a copy of the live stream link as shown below. Only meeting organizers receive this email but you can forward or share the email to your intended audience for the live broadcast.
For more information about Spotlight meetings in general, click here .
To watch a live stream of a meeting select the live stream link that was sent to you. If you are the meeting organizer you can find the link in your Portal as described in the previous section.
The link opens a web page in your browser and shows a countdown until the start of the Spotlight meeting.
When it is the scheduled start time but the Spotlight meeting has not yet started, you will see a wait screen such as the one below.
The live stream only begins when the meeting organizer starts the Spotlight meeting by adding the presenter to spotlight.
In some circumstances, you may notice that live streams are muted when you first open them in your browser.
Both Firefox and Chrome browsers mute audio and video streams by default as part of a security update so you may need to manually unmute the streams. After you unmute streams a few times, your browser should remember this choice and streams will eventually open unmuted by default.
No; your meeting must be a Spotlight meeting if you want to create a live stream.
No; all live streams are automatically recorded and available to download from the Portal by the meeting organizer.
No; at the moment it is only possible to create a live stream when you schedule a Spotlight meeting in the Portal.
Live streaming of a meeting stops when there are no participants left in the meeting. If there are still participants in the audience but no one in spotlight, the streaming will continue but will show the Waiting for your presenter to join screen.
If you edit or update the details of a meeting with a live stream, the link remains the same as before.
In the case of a repeating Spotlight meeting, all meetings in the series will stream to the same link; the URL does not change.