How to Stream TrueConf Video Conferences on YouTube

Alina Krukova
December 24, 2015
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

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:


Select Streaming via third party services and productsAdd preset 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:


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 OBS Studio versions at least 20.1.3.

Start OBS Studio after downloading:

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


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:

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:


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 Media Source.

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


In the next window clear “Local file” checkbox, copy RTSP conference link from your TrueConf Server (see Step 1), enter the link in the “Input” field and press “Ok” (“Input Format” field should be blank).

Video stream will appear in the programme:


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:


Step 7: Launching a stream on YouTube:

Stop the preview and click 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:


We wish you successful conferencing!