Content creators can choose YouTube as a streaming destination for their events, either to a YouTube event or via YouTube's Stream Now option. Users can also utilize RTMP to stream to their YouTube destination. You can use the walkthroughs below to do so.
YouTube Subscriber & Viewership Policies
YouTube allows mobile streaming with the Mevo at 50 subscribers, however, they limit your viewership. You can only have as many viewers as your subscriber count is + 25. Find examples below.
If you have 50 subscribers, you can then have 50 + 25 = 75 viewers
If you have 700 subscribers, you can then have 700 + 25 = 725 viewers.
If you have less than 1,000 subscribers and need more viewers for your content than your subscriber count allows then you should use the RTMP option below to go beyond your viewership limit.
If you have hit 1,000 subscribers this limit is then removed but the process of validation may take a few weeks for YouTube to process as they confirm legitimacy of your subscribers.
Auto Start/Auto Stop
If your stream is not automatically starting and stopping based on your Mevo app going live then you need to enable auto-start and auto-stop in YouTube Studio.
Going Live to YouTube using RTMP
To stream to YouTube using RTMP you can do so by first logging into your YouTube profile.
Press your profile image and go to "YouTube Studio"
This link (https://studio.youtube.com/) will also take you there for your convenience.
Once the YouTube Studio page loads you will see on the top right of your screen a "Go Live" icon. Press this icon.
If do you do not see these options, ensure you run YouTube.com in a browser that allows you to view the desktop version of the website. Select the browser you are using below for directions to do this.SafariGoogle ChromeMozilla Firefox
At the top of the next screen, you will see 3 options, you want to select "Stream", and you will see options to put in your stream details. Press "Create Stream".
First Time YouTube Studio Users
If this is your first time using YouTube Studio, you may be greeted with "Welcome to the new YouTube Live Control Room" pop up. We've included those below. If you aren't greeted with this, you can continue with step 5.Press here to see the steps for new users.
First Press "Start" for either option. The result is the same.
Then press "Go" for Streaming SoftwareContinue with step 5.
- If you've never created an event this way, you will need to select "Schedule Stream"
- Insert all the content data and press "Create Stream"
- Your event is now created, press the thumbnail or the title of the event to open your settings.
- You will then see this window. These are the details you need to insert in your Mevo app. Take the stream key and url information down. Best practice is to use copy and paste to avoid typos.
- You can also choose whether it will auto-start or stop. If disabled you will have to manually start and stop the stream in YouTube Studio. If it's enabled YouTube will start and stop your stream based on if it detects your feed from your camera so you are live as soon as the feed is received.
If your internet upload is not great and your upload goes down for a period of time YouTube might end your production prematurely. Use at your own risk.
Inside your Mevo app, press the red button in the lower-left part of your screen.
Select the "RTMP" icon listed, then press "New RTMP".
Fill out your details, the name can be anything you want. We recommend something easy and unique to distinguish from other sources you may add. Paste in your stream URL as well as your stream key then press "Save".
This is simply a name so you can identify what RTMP profile for future use. Your platform handles the actual stream title, as well as stream description.
You will now see the source you added, select it and a green checkmark will appear, then press "Go Live".
You are now live on your YouTube channel.
If you did not enable auto-start you will need to manually publish your stream in YouTube Studio by pessing Go Live.
Going Live Using the Built-In YouTube function
YouTube will enforce the 1000 subscriber requirement for users using the built-in YouTube option in the Mevo app, you can read about this requirement here. If you do not meet this requirement you can still go live to YouTube via RTMP. To learn how to do that, press the RTMP tab above.
In the live edit view, tap the red button in the lower-left corner.
Less than 1000 subscriber limits!
If you have less than 1000 subscribers but greater than 50 subscribers you will be prompted with this warning.
The screen shown below will open. On the bottom, you can either create a new event on your YouTube channel directly from the Mevo app, select Stream Now to stream directly to your channel page rather than a pre-configured event page on your YouTube account, or select a pre-existing event on YouTube; swipe left along the bottom of the screen to see more events.
From here, you can give your stream a title and choose your privacy setting (Public, Unlisted, and Private). If this is a new event, you can also set the start date and time. Tap Save when you are done to continue.
- Choose whether or not to display chat messages in the Mevo app.
- Choose your streaming quality (up to 1080p).
- Tap Go Live to start streaming.
Could you please also give instructions for ENDING the stream? That's where I've come unstuck. The stream recording gets 'stuck' I think because the the stream must be ended in YouTube Studio via a browser. Is this right?
Actually, the instructions on stopping are there in step 9. Take note! You’ve got to manually stop in YouTube Studio unless you’ve enabled auto stop - which is risky as the stream will stop if the connection drops. :-)
Even though I set Chrome to view the full web site it still refuses to show all of the YouTube studio menu items we need to follow these instructions.
Same - I had to sign in to youtube via desktop pc browser to get the stream key and url. The process should be easier but the instructions still work provided you have access to another computer. Maybe someone else has had better luck using a mobile browser?
We will all have multiple events being streamed on a daily basis. Does this RTMP process have to be done every time we stream a new event ? Or will the RTMP settings be saved and re-used.
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