This support article provides step-by-step instructions for connecting your Switchboard account with a previously created YouTube Live Event.
Open YouTube Live Control Room
Log into YouTube studio or use this link: YouTube Studio.
Navigate to the YouTube Scheduled Event. Press the Live Control Room button.
The YouTube Live Control Room will open a new page to your Scheduled Event.
- We recommend that you create a new stream key for the scheduled event.
- Doing this will ensure that your live stream video will post to the specific event.
Press the down arrow to open the drop-down menu. Select Create New Stream Key option.
Rename the stream key so that you can easily identify it for later use.
We recommend the name and date of the event. Press "create” to confirm.
Add the scheduled YouTube event into your Switchboard Account as a Custom RTMP destination.
Open a new tab in your web browser and log into your Switchboard Account.
Press the Add destination button. Choose New Destination.
Select RTMP from the list.
Copy and paste the YouTube Stream URL and Stream Key into the appropriate fields of the Custom RTMP pop-up window.
Pay close attention and make sure that you copy and paste the RTMP information into the correct fields.
Press "Next" to add the destination to your destination group.
Rename the Custom RTMP to Easily Identify later.
Press the blue "INFO" button and type the new name in the field.
You've added a previously scheduled YouTube Event into your Switchboard Account!
Additional Tips and Recommendations
1. SAVE TIME with Autostart features
Enable the Switchboard Autostart and the YouTube Autostart ahead of time.
With Autostart enabled on both Switchboard and YouTube, you'll only need to start the live stream from your encoder and the video content will post automatically. Thus, eliminating the extra step of pressing the Go Live button inside of the YouTube Control room and on the Switchboard Destination group.
2. SAVE TIME with recurring YouTube scheduled events:
Simplify your workflow by adding the Youtube Event as a Custom RTMP destination only once in Switchboard Cloud. Inside of YouTube Live Control Room, select the reuse stream settings when it is time to stream to the destination again.