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smaney  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:22:10 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

I assume I am missing something really simple here so I hope someone can help.

I work at a school and we would like to live stream some events to parents who cannot attend in person. What we would like to do is create a stream where we can share a YouTube link and that one link works for all the events. This would save us having to email all parents every time an event is streamed.

I have added a stream key into vMix and I can do the streaming without any issues however the share code is different for each event even if the stream key doesn't change.

Hope that makes sense. Any suggestions on what I'm missing or if this is in fact possible.

Cheers, Scott.
ask  
#2 Posted : Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:09:10 PM(UTC)
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I may be wrong but I don't think you can have a persistent link anymore with YT. It used to be possible but the stream was not recorded. For your use case it would be better to use a different service such as daCast or Vimeo et Al.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:39:28 PM(UTC)
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Did you try creating a custom stream key in the stream settings?
smaney  
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:28:43 PM(UTC)
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I'm using the dropdown menu in vMix to select "YouTube Live" and enter the stream key. I have also tried using "Custom RTMP Server" option but it's the same. YouTube just creates a new address line when you start a new stream.

If I look at the previous address line, I can view the previous stream again as a recording. It doesn't allow that same address to view the new stream.
mavik  
#5 Posted : Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:31:00 PM(UTC)
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This is the way how YT works. You can use the same stream key but each time you end an event in YT it will produce a recording and thus a new link.
You would need to keep the live stream running for the entire time and fill it with a banner, still, or pause video and switch to action once you have to show something.
Other services will be simpler but paid.

You may want to create a landing html page where you can direct the users to and add the YT links to this. This way you have a central reference to point users to and can update that single page once there is something new.
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smaney on 1/15/2021(UTC)
JW  
#6 Posted : Friday, January 15, 2021 4:18:41 AM(UTC)
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I don't know if this is of any use to you, but if you add /live behind your YT channel URL you always got the live stream feed.
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smaney on 1/15/2021(UTC)
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