Can I do livestreaming on Preciate?

Yes, there are several ways to do live streaming for a presentation in a Preciate event. One method is more sophisticated than the others*.

*Preciate's livestreaming feature for RTMP and HLS feeds will be rolling out this summer to Enterprise customers only. For more information about how to get livestreaming at your organization, contact us at support@preciate.com. 

The two most basic methods for livestreaming an event are to use a built-in webcam or to use a camera with an HDMI to USB (or other similar) converter to push a single video and audio feed directly into a presentation in a Preciate Room. These options are most likely to be used to capture a smaller presentation where there isn't a need for multiple cameras and microphones. 

For more complex events, however, hosts will want to use livestreaming protocols with encoders. With our new feature, an Enterprise customer can hold an in-person event and stream the presentation events and keynote speeches directly to a Preciate room where remote users can be networking and viewing the presentation as if they were on site. To be successful, this feature requires specialized hardware or software such as OBS that customers holding an event will be familiar with and can work directly with Preciate support to ensure proper setup.

Where to Add a Livestream to a Preciate Presentation

There are two different ways to navigate to adding a livestream to a Preciate presentation. If you are not already in a presentation, open the main menu on the right side of the page and click "Select Presenters."

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This will pull up an area where you can add presenters in the room to the presentation as well as click "Add Livestream" to add a RTMP or HLS livestream. 

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If you are already in a presentation, open the main menu on the right and click back out of Audience Settings. Then, click "Manage Presenters."

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This will pull up an area where you can add or remove presenters from the presentation as well as add a livestream by clicking "Add Livestream."

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How to Add a Livestream to a Preciate Presentation

Once you've clicked "Add Livestream," you will have the option of selecting a livestream type: RTMP or HLS. Select one and click "Next."

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If you selected RTMP, you will then copy and paste the stream URL and stream key to wherever you will be hosting the stream. You will also need to name the stream by filling out the "Label Stream" field. 

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If you selected HLS,  copy and paste the stream URL from your stream source and give the stream a name by filling out the "Label Stream" field.

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Click "Next" to view a preview of your livestream. Given everything looks good, go ahead and click "Ok" to push the stream to the Preciate room.

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To end a stream, click the red "X" next to the stream name in the "Manage Presenters" area in the main menu.

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