In a Microsoft Teams live event, you can stream video from Socialive to Microsoft Stream via RTMP.
This article will go over the following topics:
- Creating and Configuring Your Live Event
- Connecting Microsoft Teams with Socialive via RTMP
- Setting Up Your Broadcast
- Going Live in Microsoft Teams
- Attendee Experience
To broadcast to a Live Event in Microsoft Teams, you need to be:
A member of an organization in Microsoft Teams. By default, anyone in your organization can create a live event. However, a Microsoft Teams admin can restrict access. Check with your Microsoft Teams admin if you are not able to create a live event.
A Socialive administrator in your Socialive account.
Creating and Configuring Your Microsoft Teams Live Event
Microsoft Teams provides the ability for organizers to schedule a live event the same way you schedule a regular Microsoft Teams meeting. This process will add the live event to your event group's calendars.
Follow the steps in the Microsoft Teams Help article to Schedule a Teams Live Event. Make sure to set your event to Private/Internal.
Once you have created your Teams Live Event, follow the steps in the Microsoft Teams help article to Produce a Teams Live Event Using an External App or Device. You will need to copy the Server Ingest URL to connect to Socialive.
Connecting Microsoft Stream with Socialive via RTMP
With the RTMP server ingest URL you copied from Microsoft Teams, follow the steps below to add the RTMP account in Socialive Studio.
- In Socialive, under the Broadcast Live tab, click on the Microsoft logo.
- In the pop-up that appears, click Add RTMP.
- Next, enter the following information for your RTMP account:
- Label - By default, this is named "Microsoft Stream," but you might want to add something that differentiates the account from others.
- Server URL - Enter the RTMP server ingest URL you copied from Microsoft Teams.
- Stream Key - Enter "live" as the Stream Key.
- Click Save.
Setting Up Your Broadcast
In Socialive, create your broadcast and build it with:
- Live cameras, remote guests, recorded video, and images.
- Branded graphics (watermarks, lower-thirds, and CTAs)
- Layouts for a conversation between 2 or more guests
Below are some useful articles:
- Inviting Guests to a Broadcast
- Maximizing a Video Within a Layout
- Layout Template Dimensions
- Uploading Media for Broadcasting
- Adding Graphics to Enhance Your Broadcasts
- Adding a Custom Background to Your Broadcast
Going Live in Microsoft Teams
It is always recommended to add a start card at the beginning of your broadcast. Once you are ready, start your broadcast in Socialive first. When you see the Producer Preview update in Microsoft Teams, click Start Event.
When you are finished with your live event, click End Event in Microsoft Teams before clicking End Broadcast in Socialive. Otherwise, your attendees will see an error.
The attendee experience works in Microsoft Stream across their desktop, browser, and mobile apps (iOS and Android). Office 365 provides Yammer and Microsoft Teams as two collaboration hubs, and the live attendee experience is integrated into these collaboration tools.
As an organizer or producer, you can monitor the audience engagement in real-time by quickly toggling between audience and producer views to see different screens and monitor analytics like current viewers, likes, and total views for your event.
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