With KUDO, you can stream directly to your Youtube, Facebook, or IBM, as long as you use the Large Meeting format.
If you don't want to use the large meeting, but still want to stream your session, using OBS you can stream to all of the above platforms and more.
This tutorial is made for Youtube Streaming, however, it can be applied to other platforms as well.
Get your YouTube stream key
You can’t livestream on YouTube until you verify the account with a linked mobile number. Head to the verification page, log in to your account, and follow the on-screen instructions. Also, note that it takes 24 hours until your Youtube account is approved for streaming.
- Once verified, head to the YouTube Studio dashboard. Next, click the red camera Create icon located in the top right corner. After that, click Go Live in the small drop-down menu, as shown below.
- On the following screen, select the Stream tab from the left side of the screen. A form appears to enter the stream’s name and set its privacy mode, description, and category. Be sure to select an age limit (if any), and then click Create Stream to continue.
With your stream created, a control panel will provide a preview window and tabs for stream settings, analytics, and stream health.
The Stream Settings tab is open by default. Look directly under the label to find the stream key you need for OBS. Click Copy to send the 16-character string to the clipboard. You can also click the Reveal eyeball button to expose the string for 10 seconds and enter them manually in OBS.
Whatever you do, keep this number secret. You don’t want anyone else to have it since they could stream on your account without your permission.
Link OBS to YouTube
- Download OBS from the official website and install it as you would any other program. Run it as an administrator, and head into the Settings panel using the relevant button located in the bottom right corner.
- OPTIONAL: On the following pop-up screen, use the Video and Output tabs to select your chosen frame rates, resolution, and bit rate — they control your audio quality. To see the ideal settings for YouTube, check out Google’s relevant support page.
- Go to the Stream tab using the left-hand menu and select YouTube/YouTube Gaming from the Service drop-down menu.
- In the Stream Key field, type or paste your YouTube stream key. That links OBS with YouTube so the software streams straight to your channel.
- Click Audio on the left-hand menu. Each device on that page represents one potential audio source in your livestream. If you want viewers to hear the session or desktop audio, set one of the Desktop Audio settings to your system’s audio output. If you want your viewers to hear you, select your microphone from the drop-down next to Mix/Auxiliary Audio.
- Exit the settings panel by clicking Apply > OK.
- In the main window, click the Plus icon under the Sources heading toward the bottom.Then select the source of your video the pop-up menu (Game Capture will capture full screen).You have a few different options for capturing your footage. You can capture any full-screen application, a specific window, or a foreground window. You can also force scaling, capture third-party overlays, and more. Click OK to complete.
- Want to add your headshot using an external camera? Click the Plus icon under Sources again, but this time, select Video Capture Device. Select your camera from the list of options under the Device drop-down and decide on its quality and FPS. When finished, click OK.
With all of the above settings in place and your YouTube channel configured to accept your stream, there’s only one thing to do: Start streaming! If you want to start right away, click the Start Streaming button located in the bottom right corner.
On your YouTube stream’s dashboard, click the Go Live button in the top left corner. Once YouTube receives the OBS broadcast, video and audio appear in the dashboard’s preview pane. The feed then moves over to its public page 10 to 20 seconds thereafter due to a slight delay.
When you’re finished streaming, say goodbye to anyone watching and click the Stop Streaming button in OBS.
- Since OBS will stream what is opened on your desktop (a browser window), it will not stream the language channels, just what is opened on your browser (for example the floor);
- Make sure to adjust OBS to stream just the video content, and not messages, polls, or documents.
- Stopping a session on KUDO, will not stop the stream using OBS, this will need to be manually stopped from OBS as well;