Stream to YouTube Live with Mevo

YouTube 1000 Subscriber Policy and Alternative Workflow

Beginning December 8, 2020, a change will go into effect that impacts Mevo creators streaming to YouTube. First and foremost, the ability to stream to YouTube is merely changing, not being removed.

If the streaming destination channel on YouTube has 1,000 or more subscribers, you can continue to stream by tapping on the Mevo Camera app's YouTube icon.

If you have less than 1,000 subscribers, your ability to live stream on YouTube can continue with an updated workflow that utilizes Mevo's RTMP support.

Mevo producers 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 walkthrough below to do so.

Auto Start/Auto Stop

If your stream is not automatically starting and stopping based on your Mevo going live then you need to enable auto-start and auto-stop in YouTube Studio.

Learn more about auto-start and stop here.

RTMP Built-In

Going Live to YouTube using RTMP

  1. To stream to YouTube using RTMP you can do so by first logging into your YouTube profile. 

  2. Press your profile image and go to "YouTube Studio"

    This link (https://studio.youtube.com/) will also take you there for your convenience.
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  3. Once the YouTube Studio page loads you will see on the top right of your screen a "Go Live" icon. Press this icon.

    Mobile Users

    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.

    Safari
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    Google Chrome
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    Mozilla Firefox
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  4. 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".

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    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.Untitled_Clipping_120120_042708_PM.jpg

    Then press "Go" for Streaming SoftwareUntitled_Clipping_120120_042734_PM.jpgContinue with step 5.

  5. If you've never created an event this way, you will need to select "Schedule Stream"Screenshot_120120_043945_PM.jpg
  6. Insert all the content data and press "Create Stream"Screenshot_120120_043828_PM.jpg
  7. Your event is now created, press the thumbnail or the title of the event to open your settings.Screenshot_120120_044144_PM.jpg
  8. 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.Untitled_Clipping_120120_044314_PM.jpg
  9.  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 Mevo so you are live as soon as the feed is received.

    Auto-Stop

    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.

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  10. Inside your Mevo app, press the red button in the lower-left part of your screen.

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  11. Select the "RTMP" icon listed, then press "New RTMP".

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  12. 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".

    RTMP Name

    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.

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  13. You will now see the source you added, select it and a green checkmark will appear, then press "Go Live".

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  14. You are now live on your YouTube channel. 

    Auto-Start

    If you did not enable auto-start you will need to manually publish your stream in YouTube Studio by pessing Go Live.

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Troubleshooting Steps

I don't see "Stream Now" as an option or my event is "Unsupported"
As of September 2020, YouTube has removed the "Stream Now" option of YouTube Live. You can still stream live using events.
Still having an issue?
Please open a support ticket here so a Mevo Customer Experience Agent can address this for you.
Open Ticket
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5 comments
  • 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?

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  • 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.  :-)

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  • 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.

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  • Jim Satterfield
    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?

    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.

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  • 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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