How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences on YouTube

April 3, 2020


TrueConf Server allows you to stream video conferences on YouTube in real time via built-in RTSP gateway. Starting from TrueConf Server 4.5+, streaming does not require any additional software for converting RTSP to RTMP.

However, to enable video conference streaming the RTSP Streaming extension should be added to your license. If you would like to purchase it, contact us in any convenient way. If the extension is already enabled, proceed with the manual below.

Step 1: Configuring streaming on YouTube

  1. Sign into your YouTube channel.
  2. Press the camera icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Choose Go live.

The streaming control panel will appear.

  1. Proceed to the Stream tab and complete the following steps:
    • set the parameters for the streaming: name, category and access type.
    • choose No, it’s not made for kids
  2. Press Create stream
  3. Streaming setup help page will appear. Copy the streaming URL and the streaming key.

Step 2. Configuring streaming on TrueConf Server

  1. Proceed to the Streaming tab in the TrueConf Server control panel and press Add configuration.
  2. Press Add preset in the window that opens.
  3. Choose YouTube in the Streaming server box.
  4. Enter the following details available on the YouTube streaming configuration page:
    • Streaming URL in the Server URL box
    • Streaming key in the Stream name/key box
  1. To save the preset, press Save


Step 3. Creating a conference

  1. Proceed to the Group Conferences section and create a conference according to the TrueConf Server documentation.
  2. While adjusting the conference settings, go to the Advanced tab and check the Enable streaming box.
  3. Choose the preset which you have created in the previous step.
  4. Save the conference. You will be redirected to the Group conferences section.
  5. Select the conference and press Launch on the right side panel.

Step 4. Launch streaming

To start streaming, press Go Live on the YouTube control panel.


We wish you successful conferencing!

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