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 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 want to use our built-in video tool, select Accelevents as the Stream Provider when creating or editing your sessions.

Go to Agenda & Speakers

Important Things to Note:

  • There is currently a 6 Hour Consecutive Time Limit in the studio. This Includes the moment someone enters the studio, NOT JUST when the broadcast starts! So the broadcast will end if you have been inside the studio for 6 consecutive hours. But if you take a break, the clock resets, so the maximum time in the studio is 6 hours.

  • Supported Devices and Browsers

    Windows 8.1 or 10 | 32-bit and 64-bit

    • Google Chrome (latest version

    • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    • Microsoft Edge (latest version)

    macOS OS X 10.11 and later

    • Safari 10 or later

    • Google Chrome (latest version)

    • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    Tip: Make sure to grant the browser permission to access your webcam and microphone.

    Android OS 4.0 or later

    • Google Chrome (latest version)

    • Tablet and phone devices are supported

    • Some features are unavailable on devices without Bluetooth, telephony, or Wi-Fi.

    • Kindle Fire tablets are currently not supported.

    iOS 10.0 and later

    • Safari (latest version)*

    • Google Chrome (latest version)

    • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    • Tablet and phone devices are supported

Broadcasting with Other Live Streaming Tools

You can use other live streaming tools such as Zoom, Wistia, Vidyard, Youtube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live. To start streaming, 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

  • Ensure your attendees have access to the meeting password if you added one.

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:

  • Translation

  • Gallery View

  • Polling for Zoom Meetings (works when using Zoom Webinars)

Zoom Limitations:

When using Zoom Meetings, attendees can only 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 of Zoom. You can check the documentation below. For any questions related to these issues, please get in touch with Zoom directly.

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

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

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

Vidyard URL: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/KatRHhGkGHEfE7Hgqvk9c2

Paste only this part: KatRHhGkGHEfE7Hgqvk9c2

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

Paste only this part: 101580265453/

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

Example for Facebook:

Example for Vimeo:

Example for Vidyard:

Example for Youtube:

Broadcasting with RTMP Stream

You can use our RTMP stream option if you want to use a video production tool like OBS or SwitcherStudio. Select Accelevents RTMP as the Stream Provider.

Setup your Session:

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Create a Session

  • On Session Details, Select Accelevents RTMP as Stream Provider

  • 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 broadcast to many people, you can use the RTMP stream option.

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

Note: The broadcast duration limit for an RTMP stream is up to 12 hours.

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 Regular)

  • 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 upload successfully. 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.

  • You can only upload a recorded video to Main Stage or Regular sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you combine live streaming and recorded videos in 1 session?

  • The best option is to stream using RTMP, as 3rd party streamers like OBS have options to play live and recorded videos and more than 1 video on the screen simultaneously.

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 Accelevents (Zoom or RTMP, Vimeo Live), they won't see this as they are outside 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 RTMP sessions recorded?

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

Can I still change a streaming provider during the session?

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

Can I still change a streaming 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 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 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 video file will be available after the session.

  • 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 them directly in Zoom.

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

  • It can last up to 6 hours.

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

Is there closed captioning available?

Can I add an image or video that shows before the session starts?


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