With Accelevents, you have several options to live stream your event:

Note: Chrome is the preferred browser to access the event page, virtual event hub and backstage studio link. However, when using an iPhone or an iPad, Safari might work better.

Broadcasting with Accelevents Studio

Accelevents offers a built in video platform that allows you and your speakers to create a web conference and broadcast it to an unlimited number of people.  If you would like to use our built in video tool simply select Accelevents as the Stream Provider when creating or editing your sessions.

Go to Agenda & Speakers

Broadcasting with Other Live Streaming Tools

You can use other live streaming tools such as Zoom, Wistia, Youtube, Vimeo and Facebook Live. To start streaming simply select your stream provider and paste in the last part of your stream URL.

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Create a Session

  • On Session Details, select a streaming tool (example: Zoom)

  • Copy the last part of your Zoom URL (Meeting ID) and passcode to the fields below

Example:

Zoom URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/123456789

Paste only this part: 123456789

To get your Zoom ID (last part of the Zoom URL)

  • Open your Zoom app

  • Click the arrow down on New Meeting

  • Hover to the ID number and click Copy ID

  • To start streaming click New Meeting

  • Make sure your attendees have access to the password meeting in case your meeting is set up with password protection.

ZOOM USERS PLEASE NOTE:

Zoom does NOT support all features of the Zoom platform when Zoom is accessed through the web browser. As of 7/22/2020 the following features are not supported through Zoom when accessed through a browser. We suggest testing the Zoom integration to ensure that the features you require are available through Zoom in the browser:

  • Polling

  • Closed Captioning

  • Translation

  • Gallery View

Zoom Limitations:

When using Zoom Meetings attendees will only be able to use their microphone when on the Chrome browser. For Zoom Webinars Safari and Firefox will also allow an attendee to use their mic. These are limitations from Zoom. You can find documentation below. For any questions related to these issues please contact Zoom directly.

If everything is done correctly, you should be able to view the Zoom stream being displayed on your session in the virtual event hub.

Note: When testing your session, make sure that the event time and date is for right now so that you can view the live stream right now.

For other live streaming tools, here's a sample of what you need to copy to your session details.

Wistia URL: https://mycompany.wistia.com/medias/egqqm1h5xl

Paste only this part: egqqm1h5xl

Youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/LXb3EKWsInQ

Paste only this part: LXb3EKWsInQ

Vimeo LIVE URL : https://vimeo.com/events/311983548

Paste the WHOLE URL if it's a live stream: https://vimeo.com/events/311983548

Vimeo Recorded Video URL: https://vimeo.com/311983548

Paste the WHOLE URL if it's a recorded video: https://vimeo.com/311983548

Facebook Live URL: https://www.facebook.com/mycompany/videos/101580265453/

Paste only this part: 101580265453/

Note: Ensure that you enable embedding on a browser on your privacy settings.

Example for Facebook:

Example for Vimeo:

Example for Youtube:

Broadcasting with RTMP Stream

If you want to use a video production tool like OBS or SwitcherStudio, you can still stream using our RTMP stream option. Simply select Accelevents as the Stream Provider and then select the option for RTMP Stream.

Setup your Session:

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Create a Session

  • On Session Details, Select Accelevents as Stream Provider

  • Click on the RTMP Stream tab

  • Copy the information available on both the Streaming Key and RTMP URL fields

Click here to learn how to Broadcast with Switcher Studio through RTMP Stream

Click here to learn how to Broadcast with OBS through RTMP Stream

If you are looking to use Zoom but need to do a broadcast to a large number of people you can use the RTMP stream option.

Click here to learn how to Broadcast with Zoom through RTMP Stream

Uploading a Video File to a Session

Aside from live streaming, you can also upload recorded videos to your sessions. You can upload MP4 or MOV files up to 5gb.

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Click + Add a Session

  • Enter your session title

  • Select your Session Type (Main Stage or Breakout)

  • Enter your session date and time

  • On Stream Provider, select Direct Upload

  • Click Browse and select the file from your computer

  • Wait for your video to successfully upload. You will know if it's uploaded if you see the Preview button.

Note:

  • Depending on the size of your file, allow additional time for Accelevents to process the video file before it is available for preview. This can take as long as the duration of your video.

  • A recorded video can only be uploaded to a Main Stage or Breakout session type.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you have a combination of live streaming and recorded videos in 1 session?

  • The best option for the is to stream using RTMP as 3rd part streamers like OBS have options to play live and recorded videos and options to have more than 1 video on screen at the same time.

Are the Polls, Q&A and Chat available on all stream providers?

  • Yes, they are all available for your attendees

  • If your speakers are streaming outside of Accelevents (Zoom or RTMP, Vimeo Live), they won't see this as they are outside of the platform. They will have to open another tab and join the event as a regular attendee to see the polls, Q&A and chat.

Are sessions recorded if RTMP is used?

  • Yes, they are automatically recorded and should be available for replay after the session is over.

Can I still change a stream provider during the session?

  • Yes, you will just need to ask your attendees to refresh to see the changes

Can I still change a stream provider after the session?

  • Yes. If there is already a recording (from using Accelevents Studio), you will need to change the session date to a future date in order to change the stream provider

Can I stream out of Accelevents and have it show on a different platform (e.g. Youtube)?

  • Currently that option is not available. What you can do is to download your recording and upload it to a different platform (e.g. Youtube)

What happens when a broadcast stops in the middle of a session?

  • Attendees will see a message that says "the broadcast has not started / has stopped"

  • The recording will stop, and the recording the file will be available after the session is over

  • If they restart the broadcast, a new recording file will be saved, so there will be at least 2 files that can be downloaded, it will not replace the previous file

Are Zoom sessions recorded?

  • No, they cannot be recorded in Accelevents, but you can record it directly in Zoom

How long can a session last using Accelevents Studio as stream provider?

  • It can last up to 6 hours.

  • The 6 hours would start from the time that someone enters the backstage. So if the session schedule is from 12pm to 6pm and the speaker enters the backstage early at 11am, and started the broadcast at 12pm, the broadcast will end at 5pm.




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