How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences on YouTube

Diana Gomonova
December 24, 2015 Diana Gomonova Categories: Tutorials

The ability to stream TrueConf video conferences on YouTube has appeared in TrueConf Server starting from version 4.3.5 thanks to the RTSP Streaming feature.

This function is optional and available only in the full version of TrueConf Server. If you want to activate it, please call: 1-347-878-3263, write in online chart or send us an e-mail to sales@trueconf.com.

If you have already activated this feature, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Create a video conference on TrueConf Server

Open the tab Group conferences and click Create:

Create group conference

RTSP Streaming is available for all types of video conferences, so you can choose any:

Internal or public

Fill in default form and press Turn on in the Streaming tab:

Form

Select Streaming via third party services and productsAdd configuration in the drop-down menu:

Select Youtube in the “Streaming configuration” drop-down menu and get a conference link. Copy it, as you will need this link in Step 6:

Step 2: Start a video conference

Choose the created video conference from the list and click Launch:

Launch

Step 3: RTSP > RTMP conversion

The conference created on TrueConf Server will be streamed via RTSP protocol, but it is not supported on YouTube. That is why it is necessary to convert RTSP stream in RTMP.

You can do it using a free software OBS Studio. You can download it at the official website of the project.

Step 4: OBS Studio settings

OBS Studio v. 19+ is facing some problems with Youtube video conferencing streaming. We strongly recommend using earlier OBS Studio versions (for example, 17.02).

Start OBS Studio after downloading:

Go to File > Settings > Stream.
Choose YouTube/YouTube Gaming in the field Service:

youtube

And now we need to get a Stream Key on YouTube.

Step 5: Obtaining of the Stream Key on YouTube

Enter the Creator Studio on your channel:

Creator studio

Go to Live Streaming:

Live streaming

There is a Encoder setup part in the footer of this page:

Encoder setup

Copy the key from the Name/Streaming key field and paste it into the field Stream Key (OBS Studio), click Apply and Ok:

stream-key

Step 6: Add video source

Click the right mouse button at the Sources field. The Add button will appear. When you click it, you will see the list of sources. Choose VLC Video Source.

Install VLC player X64 on your PC to activate VLC Video Source tab in OBS Studio.

vlc-video

After this just enter any name for video and click “Ok”:

create-new

Open a new window, click “+” icon and choose “Add Path/URL”:

add-path

Following Step 1, enter RTSP link for the conference and press Ok:

rtsp

Video stream will appear in the programme:

start_stream

Please turn off microphone (Mic/Aux) and playback device in your mixer. Otherwise, you will hear constant noises during video conferences. To turn it off, press speaker icon on the left of volume slider:

Great!

Step 7: Launching a stream on YouTube:

Stop the preview and click Start Streaming:

start-streaming

The streaming will star automatically in the Direct streaming section on YouTube:

Streaming on youtube

Step 8: Stopping the streaming

To stop streaming click the Stop Streaming button in the Open Broadcaster Software:

stop_streaming

We wish you successful conferencing!

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