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YouTube Live Streaming with Proficonf

How to stream Proficonf meeting to YouTube
Written by Julia Kistochkina
Updated 3 months ago

Pro and Premium memberships can additionally purchase Live streaming from the conference room to YouTube, Facebook, Telegram, VK, Twitch, and Restream. For the Business plan, this feature is included.

In this article, we will focus on Live Streaming on YouTube

To start streaming, you need to create and enter the conference room.
This can be an instant, scheduled event, or a permanent room.
After you enter the conference room, you will see the button to start the Live stream in the upper right corner.
Feel free to click it).
When the button is pressed, a menu to Live streaming will appear.
Let's go to the streaming menu and explore it:

1. Live settings, tick the box:
-enable/disable chat;
-enable/disable participants thumbnails;
-only hosts content.

2. URL server input field
3. Stream Key input field
4. The "Add streaming server" button.
After you enter the URL and Stream Key, click "Add streaming server".

To start the stream press the "Start streaming" button.
To change or delete the streaming server, click "Edit". You can change or delete the streaming server.

Note: the settings for the streaming server are automatically saved for the conference room in which you created it. You can pre-select and configure the streaming server for any social network.

Do not close the browser tab and go to YouTube to create the stream, copy the Stream URL and the Stream Key

Go to YouTube and login via your Gmail account for setting up a YouTube account.
Go to your YouTube Studio settings which are positioned on the upper-right corner:

Now, you have to create a YouTube account within the account for having the permission to Live stream. Therefore, insert your first and last name. Then, click on “Create Channel”.
You will be redirected to a "Channel Dashboard" page. As a next step, click the “Go Live” button on the upper-right corner.

You will be redirected to the account verification page.
Now you choose a country of origin and decide on how you want to get your permission code for continuation (orally or a text message). Enter the number of the phone on which you want to receive this code.

As a result, you receive a confirmation code. Insert this code. Now your account is nearly set up.

Now, if you press “Continue” you will see this picture. Meaning, that you need to wait 24 hours until your account is verified.

After 24 hours you can try to use your Live stream.

Once your account is confirmed, and if you have a confirmed account, go to Stream section and create a New stream.
Fill in the blanks, select the settings and click "Create Stream".

Then you will be redirected to the Live Settings section:

Copy the server URL and Stream key.
Go to a Proficonf Сonference room, insert the URL and the Stream key into the conference stream menu, click "Start Streaming".
Then return to the YouTube Streaming tab and you will see a Preview screen.
To start streaming, press "Go Live" button.

To stop the stream, click the "End Stream" button on the YouTube stream page.

Confirm in the pop-up window, click "End".

Go to the Proficonf conference room and click "Stop Streaming".

If you get additional questions on conference hosting and streaming go to Proficonf Help Center to find your answers.

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