How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences on YouTube

Alina Krukova
March 28, 2019
Alina Krukova

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:

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

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

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

Select Youtube in the Streaming server 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:

Step 3: How to obtain the stream key on YouTube

Enter the Creator Studio on your channel:

Go to Live Streaming:

At the bottom of this page, you will find the Encoder Setup section. Copy the URL address of the server and the Stream name/key.

Step 4: Converting RTSP to RTMP

A conference created on TrueConf Server will be streamed over RTSP protocol, which is not supported by YouTube. So you will have to convert the RTSP stream to RTMP.

You can do it with a free console utility, FFmpeg. Download this program from the official website and install it.

Run FFmpeg on the same computer where TrueConf Server was installed.

Then, go to the Windows OS console and open the folder where FFmpeg was installed. You will need to execute the following command:

ffmpeg -i "<translation>/h264,mp3+44100Hz" -vcodec copy -acodec copy -f flv "<url>/<key>"

Where,

<translation> is the stream link from the conference creation page in the TrueConf Server control panel.

<url> and <key> are the URL address of the server and the stream key from the stream creation page in YouTube Creator Studio.

For example:

Great!

Step 5: Start Live Streaming

The stream will start automatically in the Live Streaming section on YouTube.

We wish you successful conferencing!