Cvent lets you use Brightcove, Vimeo, or their own video player for live streams, pre-recorded, or simulive sessions on their Attendee Hub website and you can broadcast from Socialive into any of these video players. This article provides instructions on how to set up the video players and connect them to Socialive for your broadcast.
The instructions below apply to Cvent producers using the New Experience.
Using Cvent's Video Player
If you do not have a Vimeo or Brightcove account, follow the steps below to stream to Cvent's video player.
In Cvent, create and set up your Flex Event. Follow the instructions in Cvent's support article to create a Flex Event in the New Experience.
Once you have created your Flex Event, from the left-hand navigation, go to Agenda > Session List, and select your Session. The Details tab opens by default.
Click the Video Settings tab, and then click Edit. If you do not see the Edit option, make sure that the event format is set to Virtual under General > Event Information.
Configure the video settings for your session.
In the Session Setup section, select Live from the drop-down.
Under Session Type, select Livestream.
Under Video Streaming Tool, select External Platform.
On the Video Player drop-down, select Cvent Video Player. If you do not see the Video Player drop-down, make sure the "Attendee Hub" option is enabled for the event under General > Event Features.
Next, decide if you want the session to be recorded.
Scroll down to the Video Player Details section. Under the Video Source Region drop-down, select Virginia.
Wait for the streaming details to be generated. In the Video Settings tab, the Video ID, Stream URL, and Stream Key will be automatically generated 48 hours prior to the session. Some other things to keep in mind:
The Stream URL activates 90 minutes before the session start time and is required to live stream the session, along with the Stream Key.
The Stream URL will be deactivated 30 minutes after the session start time. If you do not start the live stream, meaning that you can start the live stream up to 29 minutes after the session begins before the Stream URL is deactivated.
If you need to push your session start time back after the Stream URL has been created, go to the Details tab and click Edit to adjust the session time, then click Save. Keep in mind that the Stream URL will still deactivate 30 minutes after the new session start time.
Once the streaming details appear, copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.
In Socialive Studio, on the left-side panel, under the Broadcast Live tab, click the asterisk icon.
In the pop-up that appears, click Add RTMP
Another pop-up will appear. Enter the following information:
Label - Enter the name of your Cvent Flex Event.
Server URL - Paste the Stream URL you copied from Cvent.
Server Key - Paste the Stream Key you copied from Cvent.
Click Save. You are now ready to start your broadcast into your Cvent Flex Event
Using Brightcove as the Video Player
You need to have a Brightcove account to use it as the video player on Cvent's Attendee Hub website.
In order to broadcast from Socialive to Cvent, first, you will need to connect your Brightcove account to Socialive. There are two ways to do it, via the API or via RTMP. Follow the steps in the support article on how to connect your Brightcove account to Socialive.
Next, you will need to set up Brightcove as your video player for the Attendee Hub website. Follow the steps in the Cvent support article on how to set up Brightcove for the Attendee Hub website.
Using Vimeo as the Video Player
You need to have a Vimeo account to use it as the video player on Cvent's Attendee Hub website.
In order to broadcast from Socialive to Cvent, first, you will need to connect your Vimeo account to Socialive. Follow the steps in the support article on how to connect your Vimeo account to Socialive.
Next, you will need to set up Vimeo as your video player for the Attendee Hub website. Follow the steps in the Cvent support article on how to set up Vimeo for the Attendee Hub website.
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