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How do I Livestream?

Last updated on Jul 01, 2014 05:57PM EDT

Need help getting started with Livestream? Follow the steps below to start streaming live!


1. Sign up for a New Livestream Account.
To start Livestreaming, you will need to set up an account on New Livestream. Visit new.livestream.com to sign up.
Your login will be your email address. Please make sure this is a valid email, because you will be asked to verify your account. 



** Please note that the New Livestream platform is not currently compatible with the Original Livestream platform. 

2. Create an Event 
Before you start to broadcast, you will need to create an event where you can direct your audience to view.

a. Click on your account name on the top right corner and select 'Create an Event' from the drop down menu. 



b. Click on "Customize Event" to change the event name and duration. More information on customizing your event can be found here


Once your event has been created, you can start posting updates via your PC, the Livestream Mobile App or Broadcaster device. 

3. Download Livestream for Producers
To start streaming video to your event page, we recommend downloading the Livestream for Producers software. This software is free, and is compatible with both Mac and PC. We recommend checking to see if your computer has the following specifications before downloading the software onto your computer. 

Quad Core CPU
4GB RAM
Dedicated video card, 512MB VRAM
Windows Vista / Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher


** If you don't have a computer that meets these specifications, check out the Livestream Broadcaster device for a portable streaming solution without a PC.

 

You can download the Livestream for Producers software by clicking on the direct links below: 

MAC: https://cdn.livestream.com/producer/LivestreamProducer.pkg

PC: https://cdn.livestream.com/producer/LivestreamProducer.exe

 


4. Start Livestreaming
Once you have downloaded and installed the Livestream for Producers software, sign in with your email and password used to create your New Livestream account. 

a. Select the event you would like to broadcast to from the events menu. This should be the event you created in your Account Settings at new.livestream.com. 

b. Click on 'GO LIVE' and you will be prompted to give your broadcast a name. This will show up under the live event on your event page. 

c. Click on 'Start' to begin the broadcast. 

Monitor your stream while you're live by checking the Live Streaming Status Bar. This can be found on the bottom left of your computer screen. 

You can also monitor by going to your event page on a separate computer. 

d. When your broadcast is over, click on 'Stop' and you will be prompted to post the video. The video will then save to your Event as a video on demand clip that can be embedded or viewed on your event page for the duration of your event. 


For more detailed information including images and detailed step by step directions on how to Livestream with Livestream for Producers, click here


Related Articles: Creating and Managing Events
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