Using Socialive Players, you can embed your live broadcasts on your website or blog in a matter of minutes. Essentially, a Player is a snippet of code that you embed on your website that displays as a video. The embed code plays a Socialive broadcast, allowing you to display the video without having to actually host anything on your website. You can create multiple players and embed them on different pages throughout your website. In Socialive Studio, you can select the Players you want to broadcast.


In this article, we will go over the steps to:

Prerequisites

If you are interested in adding a Socialive Player to your plan, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager.


If you already have Players in your plan, you need to be an administrator to create a Player.


Creating a Socialive Player

  1. In Socialive, open the Settings menu (a) and click Players (b). You will see a list of players created in your Socialive account.
  2. Click New Player at the top right.
  3. On the next page, enter the Player Details.
    1. Enter the Player Name.
    2. Enter the Description of your player.
    3. Upload a Cover Image for your Player.
  4. Click Save. Once you click save, you will be taken back to the page displaying all the Players created in your account, including the one you just created.

Embedding a Player on Your Website

Now that the player is created follow the steps below to embed the player into your website or app.

  1. From the Players page, click on the name of the player you created previously.
  2. On the right side of the Player Details page, you will find the embed code for your player.
  3. Click Copy under the code or highlight the text and copy it to your clipboard.
  4. Paste the code in the HTML file of the website and save or publish it to your webpage. The video should display inline where you placed the code.

Depending on where you are embedding your video and how your website is set up, you may need to alter the code. Please contact your webmaster for details.


Broadcasting to a Socialive Player

  1. From the Socialive Web Portal, navigate to My Broadcasts, and create a new broadcast or enter an existing one to open Socialive Studio.
  2. On the right-side panel, under "Where do you want to broadcast?", click the Socialive logo (first icon).
  3. In the pop-up window that appears:
    1. Toggle on the Socialive Player you created previously.
    2. Enter or change the Broadcast Title.
    3. Enter the Broadcast Description.
  4. Click Done.
  5. When you start your broadcast, it will automatically update your player(s) and auto-play the broadcast.

    There is typically 10-15 seconds of latency, or delay, in your broadcast. This is the amount of time between something that happens in Studio and the display of that broadcast on the viewer's screen.

  6. Once you finish broadcasting, the video will be saved within that player's video playlist and is available for playback as video-on-demand (VOD) in the same player(s).

Still looking for an answer?

Contact Socialive Support via live chat, email at support@socialive.us, or submit a support ticket.