YouTube - Simulcasting Live stream to your YouTube Live account

YouTube - Simulcasting Live stream to your YouTube Live account

Introduction

Simulcast is meant for use cases where event organiser want to distribute their live stream to both their own video portal with a branded video portal and YouTube or Facebook.
Icareus Suite enable event organiser to ingest a single live stream to Icareus Suite Cloud that is automatically simulcasted to Facebook or Youtube.
The main benefits are that event organiser do not require as much network capacity at the source and the workflow becomes simpler.
Due to the Facebook and Youtube end-user license agreement, it is possible to simulcast only to one of them.

YouTube is the world's 2nd most used social media service, with 1.9 billion monthly users.
YouTube Live is the Live streaming service of YouTube.  Naturally when using a Icareus Suite Simulcast with YouTube Live, you need a YouTube/Google account.
Second, you need to “verify” your account. Note that if you want to embed your stream on an external site, you need to link an approved AdSense account to your YouTube account.
In order to live stream on Youtube on a mobile device, you must have at least 1,000 subscribers.

Icareus Suite' YouTube Live integration allows you to do simulacast streaming to your Icareus Suite Live or Event / Webinar player and also simultaneously and easily to your linked YouTube account.


Integrating YouTube Account to your Icareus Suite Account
In order to integrate your YouTube account to your Icareus Suite account, you need to go to Settings -> Streaming. Then you will see the following view.



Push "Connect" -button after YouTube logo. It will open a new browser window:



You need to Sign in with the your YouTube account credentials.
After successful sign in you will see the the following acceptance screen:

Please give icareus.com rights to See / edit / delete and Manage your YouTube videos, by pushing "Allow" button.
It should take you to the following confirmation page on https://my.icareus.com/


After successful process, you should see now on the Streaming page the green button that you are connected:



Notice: There can be only one YouTube account connected to each Icareus Suite Account.

Simulcasting Live stream to your YouTube Live account

After integrating your Icareus Suite account with your YouTube account, you can start activate Simulcasting function to your Live Streaming channel.

It is done under Channels:



Select the Channel (if you have more than one), which you want to use for Live simulcast streaming.
After selecting the channels, click "SIMULCAST" tab open:



On that Tab you can see the menu where you have option to select doing Simulcast either to YouTube Live OR Facebook Live.
Notice: Based on the Facebook and YouTube user rights, you are not allowed to do Simulacting to both platforms at the same time.
Select YouTube from the drop-down menu:



After that you need to select from three YouTube privacy options:

Public
 Public is the default setting and that means anybody can see your video.
Private
Private means only those you invite to view the video can view it (they must have their own Youtube accounts).
Unlisted
Unlisted means your video will not come up in search results or on your channel either.

After selection, push "Save" and you are ready to start simulcasting. As a confirmation you can then see the YouTube logo on Channel lists:


The YouTube logo turns red when the Simulcast stream is on.

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